Tag: vancouver island golf courses

Best BC Golf Courses on Vancouver Island

Is 2019 your year to hit some of the best golf courses in British Columbia? If so, then we highly recommend you consider one of these bucket-list worthy BC golf trips, where you will play golf, stay in world-class accommodations, and experience some of Vancouver Island’s top attractions.

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Eaglecrest Golf Club Joins the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!

Golf Vancouver Island is pleased to welcome Eaglecrest Golf Club to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!

As one of the oldest golf courses on Vancouver Island, Eaglecrest has a long and storied history, from its beginnings as a country lodge on 260 acres in the 1930s (complete with putting green), to a resort in 1960 and a 9-hole golf course in 1971. In 1990 it became the first 18-hole golf course in the area.

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5 Tips for a Relaxing Golf Vacation in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Planning a golf vacation to Vancouver Island and looking for some insider tips and hot spots for a terrific golf getaway? The Parksville-Qualicum Beach area offers the perfect location to escape to  “island time” and truly relax on your next golf vacation.

A golf vacation should be easy, relaxing, and stress-free. To help with the process, we’ve assembled 5 tips to ensure you have a great golf trip.

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Spring Golf Photo Tour

Spring golf is in full swing on Vancouver Island. And we have proof! Below you’ll find photos collected this past week, March 11-18th, 2018 from golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.  Yes – they are that green!!

You can’t beat the view at Crown Isle Golf Resort. The golf course looks pretty darn good too!

Can you say postcard? This glorious scene can be found at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.

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Guardians of the Green: Behind the Scenes at Bear Mountain

If you think the grass is always greener on the other side – specifically the side where your favourite golf course lies – you’d be right. In this instance at least, anyway. The grass on the golf course IS always greener, and for once it’s got nothing to do with perspective, envy or emerald-coloured glasses, and everything to do with hard work, dedication and a passion for golf course maintenance.

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Parksville: A Vancouver Island Golf Trip Everyone Will Love

Edmonton Sun’s resident golf fanatic Kevin Berkenbosch – aka Bogeyman – recently visited Parksville for a whistle stop Vancouver Island golf trip. What he found was a golfing experience second to none. As he puts it: “Parksville on Vancouver Island offers one of the most peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable golf holidays imaginable.

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Vancouver Island Spring Golf

January. Bleurgh.

Never fear; Spring is near. Well, on Vancouver Island anyway. Did you know that the average temperature on the Island come February hovers around 9°C? Even better, in March it’s more like 12°C! (Most days.) Head east to Alberta and Ontario, and you’re looking at around 5. (Maybe. On a really, really good day.) As for the Prairies… Well, the less said the better.

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Fall Oceanside Golf Destinations on Vancouver Island

 

Playing golf oceanside may come with its share of non-recognized hazards: ocean breezes and cool mists. But this pales into complete insignificance when you consider the pros of golf courses with ocean views (or near enough): those views obviously, seafood bonanzas, plenty of salty-aired adventure and all-season golf.

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Cowichan Golf and Country Club – Back in the Country

Last course on the trail and I’m up in wine country again just south of Duncan at Cowichan Golf and Country Club. I’ve brought my 16 year-old and his buddy along. They’ve been practising at the driving range and at a short apr-3 course near our house, but it’s one of their first ventures out onto a full-length course.

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Golf in Wine Country – Arbutus Ridge

Arbutus Ridge Golf Course

I’ve heard of the wineries in this part of the Island and – I’ll admit to looking it up – there are 9 of them within easy driving distance from this golf course, but I haven’t heard that much about the golf courses. That’s about to change with Arbutus Ridge, about 40 minutes drive up over the Malahat from downtown Victoria.

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Fairwinds – beautiful but deceptive?

Sunday morning and the last course of the weekend is Fairwinds. Up early this morning and arriving at the course with not too much time to spare, but that’s OK. Hopefully, the swing is still locked in from the previous two days and shouldn’t take long to warm up.

We’re playing off the white tees at 5700 yards.

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