With the mild climate of Vancouver Island, every season is a season for golf. Nanaimo offers year round golfing. Come and visit one of the 19 courses within an hours drive of Nanaimo. Only 15 minutes north of Nanaimo in Nanoose Bay, visit the Fairwinds. Play a round on this lush fairway lined by towering fir, oak and arbutus trees. Nanaimo’s own beautiful terrain mixed with ocean views, lucious greens, mountain vistas make west coast golfing a must. See renowned Nanaimo Golf Club with its majestic course located centrally in Nanaimo with tall evergreens, willow and maple trees, with picture perfect views of the Strait of Georgia. One of Vancouver Island’s top 18 hole courses, they were granted BC PGA’s Facility of the Year in 99. Cottonwood has built an excellent reputation; with beautiful greens, a well designed course, and for golfers of various skill levels. Bear Mountain in Victoria is a premier golf experience with two distinct golf courses. You can choose between the rugged, challenging Mountain Course and the more serene Valley Course.
” I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles “. ~ G.K. Chesterton
Qualicum Beach, 30 minutes north of Nanaimo has Eaglecrest a semiprivate course which many locals enjoy. Pheasant Glen in Qualicum Beach, stretched out beneath Mt. Arrowsmith for the front nine while the back nine stretches through peaceful stands of the westcoast douglas fir. Morningstar home of the CPGA Tour is home of the Canadian Tour Qualifying School. One of Vancouver Island’s Premier golf destination.
Check out Crown Isle in the Comox Valley, this award-winning platinum rated course is an excellent Championship course with 11 lakes, views of the Beaufort mountain range located only 1 hour north of Nanaimo. Explore south of Nanaimo at Duncan Meadows which is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. An interesting echo culture and many types of water foul on the many lakes and ponds.