Blaze the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

The Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Vancouver Island offers year-round golfing in some of the prettiest places you'll ever swing a club. Just ask Scott McCarron, recent runner up in the PGA TOUR Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, who had this to say about the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Resort on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail: "It's really one of the prettiest golf courses I've played in my life." And Scott McCarron has played a lot of golf courses in his life. 

Bear Mountain is not alone in offering views aplenty and gold-medal worthy golf. Vancouver Island is home to more than 40 golf courses, boasting a vast array of golfing options, from mountain-top fairways to oceanside courses, city clubs to world class destination golf resorts.

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Spectacular Golf Along the Sea to Sky

Whistler Golf Courses

The mountain-surrounded Olympic host village of Whistler, two hours north of Vancouver, is not only North America’s most renowned ski resort, it is also a well-known marvel within the golfing community. The golf courses in this region are quite simply spectacular and a Whistler golf vacation is the dream of many a golfer.

Whistler actually hosts more visitors in summer than winter - a fact which in no small part is due to a number of award-winning golf courses designed by internationally-renowned architects and players, including Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arnold Palmer and Robert Cupp. 

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Wildstone Doesn’t Need Any Tweaking to Be Perfect

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Not much has changed at Wildstone Golf Club in Cranbrook, BC, since it opened six years ago, but then again, considering what a beauty it is, why would they want anything different?

After all, this layout, starting at the first tee and running right through the 18th green is magnificent from the grass on the greens right on up to the mountain vistas in the distance.

But just don’t take my word for it. Let the one of the course’s pros, Jamie Curiston, fill you in on the details.

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Kimberley Golf Club: Don’t Judge a Golf Course by Its Length

KIMBERLEY, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — At first glance this assignment seems pretty pale in comparison to some other tests you may have undertaken. After all, the first hole at the Kimberley Golf Club is a par 4 measuring out at only 290 yards from the tips. I mean, how hard can that be?

And then one step further down the scenic fairways, this whole track is compressed into less than 6,300 yards. So basically, it’s a walk in the park, right?

Well, maybe not so much.

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