Tag: Bear Mountain – Valley Course

Two GVI Courses Cracked SCOREGolf’s Top 100 in Canada

Two of Golf Vancouver Island’s Courses Cracked SCOREGolf‘s Top 100 Course in Canada 2018

Both of Bear Mountain Courses made it on the list with the Valley Course landing at #80 (up from 89 in 2016) and the Mountain Course at 96 (down from 72 in 2016). 

According to a 2017 Golf Canada/PGA of Canada facilities report, there are 2,051 18-hole equivalent golf courses in Canada. Which means the courses here represent the country’s top 4.875 percentile.

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SCOREGolf visits the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Episode 7 of SCOREGolf TV saw Jason Logan and the team tour the spectacular Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Bold And Beautiful Bear Mountain

Two of the marquee attractions of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, Bear Mountain’s two Nicklaus Design courses, Mountain Course and Valley Course are tremendous.

Eye-Opening Olympic View GC

Opened in 1990, Olympic View’s semi-private facility welcomes anybody and everybody – even Tiger Woods back in the day.

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Planning a 6 Day Golf Vacation – Island Style

Hate to rush when it comes to a golf vacation?  Does a weekend golf getaway to Vancouver Island never feel like enough?  Then we invite you to play the the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, to delve deep with a 6-day golf vacation that lets you really explore the Island.  Discover the benefits of “playing on island time” – that magical realm where you can rest, relax, see the sights, and rejuvenate.

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Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues

If, like most of us, you’re starting to feel golf fever of the worst kind, Andrew Penner’s recent article for Calgary Avenue has just the cure: “Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues”. 

Seeking out sun and swings, Penner visited Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver Island, flying off to “where the grass is green, the flagsticks are flickering in the warm breeze adn the open-air restaurant patios are open for business”.

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Golf Tips To Keep You Playing Year Round

Seasonal Golf Tips from Jordan Ray

Vancouver Island boasts year round golf which is amazing for Canada. Admittedly the weather is not always as pleasant in winter as summer, but if you are prepared to play in varying conditions from a little liquid sunshine to the real sunshine, late fall and winter golf will be much more enjoyable.

Dress Properly

If you are open to playing all season, and trust me it is not all that bad, get yourself a good pair of rain gloves that get stickier the wetter they get.

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Back to the Bear

The Mountain Course. Didn’t do too well when I was here previously attempting to conquer the Valley, and now am back setting the sights a bit higher at the Mountain. But a lot of golf has flowed through the clubs since then and so am feeling fairly confident on arrival.

After the usual faultless and friendly signing in, I head off to the driving range. It wasn’t incredibly successful, alternating fat and thin with some solid shots, but a definite lack of consistency.

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Taming the Bear – Valley Course

There are a lot of large buildings at Bear Mountain – the place is rather large – rather impressive. Headed initially for the building with the crossed golf clubs on it, but those are just there to fool you – that’s not the clubhouse. Spotted a sign, and it’s the one opposite. There was a greeter at the door who wanted us to leave our clubs there and walk through the building, he would make sure the clubs got put on the cart and driven round to meet us at the other side.

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Craving a little island time to play golf?

Who isn’t at this time of year? There’s something about going to an island that makes a holiday that much sweeter. Islands have a way of upping the leisurely power of a trip. Think Hawaii, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda… But, let’s face it, when a chunk of land is surrounded by water, you’re somewhat stuck. You are, whether you like it or not, staying put.

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