For anyone who relishes the idea of playing golf year round in a temperate climate, the City of Langford is a dream come true. The city is home to two premiere golf courses – Bear Mountain and Olympic View – which are part of the famed Vancouver Island Golf Trail. A third golf course – Royal Colwood – is also part of the Golf Trail and situated in the neighbouring town of Colwood.
The approach up 18 looks pretty good today. #bearmountain #2016PLC @PacificLinksVIC @championstour pic.twitter.com/YTsUPnGUxS
— Bear Mountain Resort (@BearMountain) September 25, 2016
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
Nestled in foothills with amazing panoramic views, Bear Mountain is a 36-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus and it is the only course of its kind in all of Canada. Bear Mountain features two distinct 18-hole courses – the ruggedly majestic Mountain Course and the more serene but equally challenging Valley Course. The Bear Mountain Golf Academy takes a holistic approach to golf instruction and encourages students to have fun while improving their game.
Fairway Fact: @OlympicViewGolf was the first BC golf course Tiger Woods played. #VIGolfTrail https://t.co/ImcbnGB2eu pic.twitter.com/nshYnKQRwi
— GolfVancouverIsland (@VIGolfTrail) June 17, 2016
Olympic View Golf Course
This 18-hole public course offers majestic views of Washington State’s Olympic Mountains and is consistently ranked among the “Top 10 Best Public Golf Facilities in British Columbia” and “Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada” by SCOREGolf Magazine. The breathtaking mountain views are complemented by twelve lakes and two spectacular waterfalls. Olympic Views’ legendary 17th hole takes golfers through a steep valley to a 40-foot waterfall framing the green. The 23,000 state-of-the-art clubhouse also offers awe-inspiring views, fine dining and banquet facilities.
There’s a flag there. The magestic #11 @RoyalColwoodGC pic.twitter.com/r2vhI9muiN
— Cowan Golf (@cowan_golf) August 22, 2016
Royal Colwood Golf Course
The Royal Colwood is one of the oldest and most exclusive golf courses in Canada. Built in 1913, this 18-hole course has hosted the British monarchy on numerous occasions and is one of only five “Royal” courses in Canada. This very traditional, parkland course has remained virtually unchanged for over 100 years.
These are only a few of the golf courses on Vancouver Island’s Golf Trail. Locals and visitors alike can participate in golf tours and weekend travel packages built around Canada’s premiere golf trail.