VICTORIA, BC — Canada — Because of its warm climate–even in winter months–Victoria, BC attracts many enthusiastic BC golfers to enjoy the green. Many golf courses near Victoria, BC have popped up to satisfy the influx of retired folk who want to settle in the mild Western Canadian climate.
Olympic View Golf Club
Award-winning BC golf: that’s the Olympic View Golf Club. Breathtaking scenery—including waterfalls, local, friendly wildlife, and the overlooking Olympic Mountain Range—will bring out the inner-nature-lover in every golfer who visits this BC golf course, just half an hour from downtown Victoria. The Olympic View Golf Club features 18 holes, par 72, and 6542 yards of BC golf. “I put Olympic View in my top two to play in the Victoria area”, says Gordon Schultz, Senior Writer for bcgolf.travel.
“This Bill Robinson designed golf course is a straight forward, risk/reward golf course with few hidden hazards. A challenge to play, because any errant shot off the tee is penalized.” The only other caution Schultz added was “Olympic View Golf Course can be very wet in mid-winter, particulary twelve thru fifteen”.
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Stay and play golf in Victoria, BC when you golf on the Cordova Bay Golf Course. Not only does the Cordova Bay Golf Course feature an 18-hole championship course, but it also has a restaurant, a short-game practice facility, and a driving range. Soft spikes are mandatory on the Penncross creeping bent greens. Rent clubs and carts and come at any time of the year for great Victoria, BC golf.
Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club
With four sets of tees ranging from 5485 yards to 6859 yards, the Glen Meadows Golf offers something for the beginner and the advanced golfer. Located only twenty minutes from Victoria, BC, it’s the ideal stay and play golf vacation spot. Play the 18 hole championship golf course, and relax in one of the two lounges or out on the patio. Tennis and curling facilities are also available to add variety to the day. Open year-round to the public daily.
“Glen Meadows is one I would put at the bottom of replay list of golf courses in Victoria”, says Fred West, Contributing Editor to bcgolf.travel. “I made the mistake of playing it in late November, and it just does not drain very well, making it a hard slog. I might give it a chance again after drying out in the summer, but even then it is not very attractive nor challenging. At best, it is somewhere to go to bash it around with the kids”
Ardmore Golf Course
Located near the Victoria International Airport, BC on the Saanich Penninsula, the Ardmore Golf Course is convenient stop for the stay and play BC golf player. Admire the meadows and the ancient fir trees as you play this 9-hole BC golf course. When you’re finished, relax in the licensed Irons Grille restaurant for a delicious meal. Play this Victoria, BC golf course on your BC golf vacation today.
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club – Mountain & Valley
This Victoria, BC golf course offers a plethora of views, which isn’t surprising given that BC is a picturesque province. The Mountain course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son. From Mount Finlayson views to ocean views to city views, the Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club beguiles all those who step on the green. This 18-hole BC golf course also has the highest slope rating in Canada.
The Valley course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks and rivers throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of Vancouver Island’s beautiful landscape. In contrast to the existing Mountain course, the par 71 Valley course measures 6807 yards from the Golden Bear tees – around 400 yards shorter than its sibling. Factor in elevated tee boxes, more generous fairway widths, fewer bunkers and larger greens and the Valley course will likely be considered a ‘friendlier’ version of the original Mountain Course.
“But if you have not had the opportunity to play the Valley Course, you want to get to it sooner than later” advises Schultz. “It is our understanding that the course’s ownership is applying to have the Valley course reduced to 9 holes, in anticipation of residential, estate lot developement”
Cedar Hill Municipal Golf Course
Play BC golf on Vancouver Island’s first municipal golf course: Cedar Hill. Pay green fees for either 9 holes or 18 holes (there are reduced fees for juniors). Enjoy many modern amenities on this Victoria, BC golf course: an outdoor patio, a coffee shop, a snack bar, and a place to rent carts and clubs. Keep your eyes peeled for rock obstacles and water hazards. Note that there is a dress code for this BC golf course. Open year round, all day!
Gorge Vale Golf Club
Choose your clubs carefully before venturing out on this Victoria, BC golf course. While the Gorge Vale Golf Club is well groomed, it has many tricks up its sleeve. Watch out for rolling slopes, water hazards, and the out-of-bounds area on Hole 12. Visitors can also enjoy a putting green, a chipping green, and a driving range besides the 6820 yard BC golf course. If you’re traveling BC, Canada by car, don’t worry, because there’s ample parking.
Prospect Lake Golf Course
Low, mid and high handicappers will appreciate the Prospect Lake Golf Course. Only twenty minutes from downtown Victoria, BC and overlooking Prospect Lake itself, this 9-hole Victoria, BC golf course has many challenges like sand bunkers, narrow fairways, and a stunning view that may distract some golfers. After the game, enjoy a tasty meal on the patio with knowledgeable staff who give friendly service.
Royal Colwood Golf Club
This private BC golf course was designed over 100 years ago and still attracts many to Victoria, BC today. With 18 holes (par 72) and a large banquet hall, the Royal Colwood is the perfect spot for a BC golf wedding destination. Come enjoy this piece of BC golf history and play this parkland style championship golf course.
Victoria Golf Club
As the oldest course in Canada, the Victoria Golf Club has a lot to offer those looking for golf in BC. This BC golf course rests on southernmost tip of Vancouver Island and boasts a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Because of its location on a rocky point, wind is always a challenge. The Victoria Golf Club has 18 holes and has seen more than a hundred years worth of enthusiastic BC golf players. Enjoy the seaside view on this BC golf stay and play option.