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The Top 6 Vancouver Island Golf Courses

Best Golf Courses on Vancouver Island Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Vancouver Island, where you'll find breathtaking golf courses surrounded by lush forests, tranquil ocean views, and magnificent mountain backdrops. This golfer's paradise offers a perfect combination of top-notch courses and unparalleled natural settings, making it an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts looking for the ultimate experience on the greens. Here is our list of some of the best golf courses on Vancouver Island:

Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club

Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, located in the heart of Qualicum Beach, offers a challenging but highly enjoyable 18-hole golf course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The course features a mix of parkland and links-style holes that wind through mature forests, creeks, and ponds. With excellent conditioning, meticulously maintained greens, and captivating views of Mount Arrowsmith, this course promises a memorable golf experience for everyone. After a day on the links, unwind in the cozy clubhouse, and treat yourself to delicious west coast cuisine at Mountain View restaurant, all while soaking in the stunning panoramic views. Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club is just a short 30 min drive from Beach Acres Resort.

Bear Mountain Golf Resort

With two world-class courses designed by renowned golf architects, Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, Bear Mountain Golf Resort, situated in the beautiful city of Victoria, offers an unparalleled golf experience for avid golfers. This resort features the 18-hole Mountain Course, offering dramatic elevation changes, challenging holes, and an iconic 19th hole inspired by Jack Nicklaus himself. The Valley Course, on the other hand, offers a slightly less challenging 18-hole layout, with forgiving fairways and a more resort-style design. Coupled with excellent practice facilities, scrumptious dining options, and luxurious accommodations, Bear Mountain Golf Resort is a must-play destination on Vancouver Island.

Olympic View Golf Club

Positioned just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, Olympic View Golf Club features an exceptionally designed 18-hole course surrounded by serene natural beauty. Designed by architect Bill Robinson, this masterpiece offers challenging holes with undulating greens and strategically placed water hazards that will test every golfer's shot-making abilities. With towering trees, two dazzling waterfalls, and glimpses of the Olympic Mountains, the course's dramatic backdrop adds to its unique experience. The facilities at the club include a newly renovated clubhouse, a superb practice facility, and exquisite indoor and outdoor dining options that further add to the allure of this gem on Vancouver Island.

Fairwinds Golf Club

Nestled in Nanoose Bay, a short 20 minute drive from Beach Acres, Fairwinds Golf Club boasts an 18-hole golf course and a charming brick-clad clubhouse with an inviting atmosphere. Designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect, Les Furber, the course offers a fantastic mix of strategic doglegs, challenging par 3s, and risk-reward par 5s. The layout meanders through rock outcroppings, mature forests, and several ponds, providing a picturesque round of golf in a tranquil setting. In addition to the challenging layout, golfers can also enjoy practice facilities, including a driving range, all-grass putting green, and bunker area.

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

Located in the picturesque town of Qualicum Beach, a quick 20 minute drive from our resort, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is a highly acclaimed golf course that features an exceptional 18-hole layout. This impressive course, designed by architect Doug Carrick, features numerous elevation changes, immaculate conditioning, and strategically placed bunkers that offer exciting challenges at every hole. Pheasant Glen's impressive layout is only surpassed by the stunning scenic beauty surrounding it, making it an immersive golfing experience. After a day on the course, relax at The Nest Restaurant and take in breathtaking views while enjoying mouthwatering food options.

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course is a golfer's paradise, nestled in a beautiful seaside location in Canada, and just a short 20 minute drive from Beach Acres. The course is renowned for its breathtaking ocean and mountain views, well-manicured greens, and excellent drainage that ensures a great golf experience all-year-round. Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club has an impressive track record of attracting golfers from all over Canada, especially during the winter months when the mild climate beckons golfers to hit the fairways. The beautifully designed course is not only a testament to golfing excellence but is also a vital part of the community as it has been serving golf enthusiasts for decades. With its stunning location, excellent course design, and exceptional services, Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course is a top destination for golfing enthusiasts from all over the world.

With each championship-caliber golf course offering its unique set of challenges and breathtaking natural beauty, Vancouver Island is truly a golfer's paradise. Each course offers exceptional playing conditions, top-notch facilities, and unforgettable experiences that will satisfy the most discerning golf enthusiast. So, pack your clubs and soak in the beauty as you embark on an unforgettable golf journey on Vancouver Island.

Golfing on Vancouver Island: Where to Stay

For golf enthusiasts planning a trip to Vancouver Island, Beach Acres Resort offers the perfect stay. The resort is strategically located close to many of the island's best golf courses, including 4 of the 6 courses on this list, making it a convenient place to stay for a golf getaway. Our accommodations cater to all preferences, whether you prefer beachfront cottages, forest cabins, or ocean-view accommodations. For larger groups, Beach Acres has spacious townhouses available. After a day on the greens, unwind in our indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. Beach Acres Resort is the ideal vacation rental for anyone looking to strike a balance between golfing and relaxation on Vancouver Island.

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