Highland Pacific Comes In Under Radar

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Play a tightish looking, uphill par-five well and you will now be headed back south toward the Olympic Mountains playing a 370 yard par four with a green that adjoins a huge rock face.

This is followed by a the course's most demanding hole, a 450 yard par four that ends with a green backed by a drop off hundreds of feet high.

It's on this green and on the next tee for the par five seventh that you will be presented with of the best vistas in BC golf.

Do a 360 degree turn and you can see Mt, Finlayson, Mt. Douglas, the city of Victoria, View Royal and the Strait of Juan De Fuca.

In a word, stunning.

When you walk off that last green, whichever #9 it may be, it's time to relax in the cozy Range Cafe in the Clubhouse.

The same clubhouse is also home to a golf shop that is the largest on-course retail site on Vancouver Island.

Doug Hastie is justifiably proud of what they can offer in the golf shop.

"We have the full custom fitting systems for Nike and Callaway" but it's clear that he is proud of more than that.

"Golfers tell us that they love our course.

Our service is friendly and welcoming, our food is great and we have the best practice facility on the island.

We appreciate the overwhelming support of the golf community in our growing years."

Speaking of growing, the location of the 19th hole and Golf Shop could be changing in the foreseeable future.

Plans call for a new clubhouse to be built between the first holes of both nines that will part of a 100-unit resort development.

While that may be as far as five years away, the Highland Nine is set to open in early June but with some more good weather that date might move up.

Doug mentioned one way to be among the first to play the new nine, "We are thinking of letting members of the HP Club play the May Long Weekend."

The HP Club is Highland Pacific's loyalty program and it's a good one.

An HP Club membership for just $99 gets you great green fee discounts, advance booking privileges and over $120 worth of gifts.

The gifts include:
- two 9 hole rounds (redeemable anytime)
- an HP Practice Pass loaded with 7 regular buckets
- an Exclusive HP logo'd gift
- Discounts: 10% on green fees, 15% discount on power carts and 15% on pull carts

The 2010 HP Passes go on sale March 1, 2010

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