5 Beautiful & Challenging Golf Courses in Victoria
Posted by Tom Westley on
Victoria and Vancouver Island offer golf experiences with some of the best vistas on earth. A pleasant climate and breathtaking seascapes draw golfers from around the world to play on beautiful and challenging courses.
While staying at Salish, explore the courses nearby and enjoy a golfing experience you’ll never forget.
Golfing in Victoria Offers Year-Round Beauty
You may be looking to escape a frigid climate or the heat and humidity of your hometown has you seeking colder climes. A Victoria golf package offers you temperate weather and year-round beauty, the perfect combo for a day of peaceful golfing.
Just be sure to check the golfing schedule before booking and observe all safety precautions when traveling.
Include one of these golf courses on your visit to Salish and you’ll be sure to enhance your vacation in many ways!
1. Cordova Bay Golf Course
This unique course is also the first Audubon Certified Sanctuary on Vancouver Island. The beautiful vistas of the area are present all around, as are over 75 species of birds that call Cordova Bay home.
This isn’t your average golf course. If you’re looking for an adventure and some silly fun, you’ll find it all over the courses at this location.
Among scores of deer, you’re also bound to see mink, otter, rabbits, muskrat. And if you hook it way left on #3 you can meet Freddie and Jack, Cordova Bay’s resident goats!
While you’re looking off into the distance trying to see where your ball lands on the next drive, enjoy the views of Mt. Baker on the horizon, daring you to match its perfection with every shot you hit.
2. Olympic View Golf Club
In 1994, this was the first golf course that Tiger Woods played in British Columbia. He might have chosen it for the views of Washington’s Olympic Mountains or for the 40 foot waterfall framing the green. Whatever the reason, in the years since it has been rated 'Top 10 Best Public Golf Facility in British Columbia by ScoreGolf Magazine and ranked within the Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by the Golf Course Ranking and ScoreGolf Magazines.
At only 20 minutes from downtown, if you’re looking for natural beauty and award winning golf, Olympic View is the place to go.
3. Highland Pacific Golf Club
This course is both challenging and beautiful. In addition to the famed Olympic Mountains, there are also views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Thetis Lake Park.
You can find lessons from pro trainers for golfers at all levels as well as different sets of tee markers. The course itself is an experience whether you enjoy the restaurant, book lessons, go to see a tournament, or just want to hit some balls on the driving range.
At Highland Pacific online, you can find detailed tours of the course. See the Pacific Nine or the Highland Nine in immense detail either hole by hole or in a fly over tour video. Everything is right there for you to explore before you book your trip.
4. Cedar Hill Golf Course
The views of Cedar Hill Golf Course aren’t only meant for the golfers to enjoy! This course includes nature trails perfect for hikers, runners, and anyone who wants to simply walk through nature without being interrupted by golfing.
This makes Cedar Hill a great spot for couples and families, or even friends who have very different interests to meet up and all make the most of their vacation.
Located only 10 minutes from downtown Victoria, this course is ideal for diverse interests in many ways. Groups can enjoy the nightlife after their day on the green or in the trails. The year-round temperate weather gives all an ideal setting for whichever activities you choose.
5. Bear Mountain Resort Community
Recreation at Bear Mountain includes a luxury golf course with two of the most highly awarded courses in Canada. Bear Mountain has pro-teachers, a power cart with GPS, and a valet while you walk through one of two 18 hole courses of Niklaus design golf.
In addition to golf, this community also offers tennis, biking, and plenty of other things to do while you’re enjoying your time in Victoria. The resort has dining, supports events you may need to put on, and ensures you have all you need to relax and enjoy.
Book Your Victoria, BC Golfing Trip Today!
With five beautiful and challenging courses to choose from, there are a lot of reasons to book a golfing trip while in Victoria. You’ll find views and climates that are the best for relaxation and recreation all at once. Nature, golf, and downtown nightlife await!