The Perfect Golf Getaway
Right in Time for Summer – Get Ready For Your Next Getaway!
We have all heard of needing a vacation from the vacation. Trips cannot only be stressful to plan but travelling, to and from the destination, is often plagued with traffic congestion and road trip fatigue. No matter what stresses trouble you, golf provides a relaxing day out on the course. Vast green space, forest, mountain, river, and wildlife (elements often seen at a BC golf course), and fresh air are shown to reduce stress levels. We are fortunate to live in a province that boasts some of the world’s finest golf.
Sharing our top picks in the Fraser Valley, Kootenays, and on Vancouver Island:
With a mild year-round climate, endless beaches, and trails and parks to forest-bathe in, Parksville is synonymous for rest and relaxation. When staying at Sunrise Ridge’s waterfront villas, you’ll be indulging in all of Parksville and Qualicum Beach’s offerings, including golf.
Practice your swing, improve your score with a PGA ranked golf instructor, or play a fun round with friends. Just 15-minutes from Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, Fairwinds Golf Club is situated on land with dense forest, rolling hills, and ocean views. Or venture out to Morningstar Golf Club and play 18-holes that were designed to challenge the potential in every golfer
With Parksville positioned as the golf center of mid-Vancouver Island, all courses are within a 30-minute drive. A few more worth exploring are Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club, complete with a full-service clubhouse and 18-hole executive golf course, or Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course, which is known for being one of Vancouver Island’s most scenic seaside golf courses. Enjoy seeing Mt. Arrowsmith, the Coastal Mountain Range, and the Georgia Strait.
The Par-Tee for Four package includes a 2-night stay, a round of golf for four at Morningstar Golf Club and Fairwinds Golf Club, golf cart rental, and a bottle of wine. For larger groups, upgrades and customizable packages are available.
Photo Credit: Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism
A stay at Harrison Beach Hotel allows for outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round! A short 5 minutes drive away is Harrison Resort Golf Course, allowing for a convenient 9-hole classic game, or drive 10 minutes further to Harrison Mills and play 18 holes at the award-winning Sandpiper Golf Course. This river-side golf course is bound by its rugged and natural beauty with waterfront and forest views–truly one of a kind golfing and with great deals. Stop in at the Clubhouse Restaurant for après-golf bites where Chef prepares daily delights using only the freshest ingredients. Sip, savour, and #playthepiper the next time you’re in Harrison!
Image Credit: Sandpiper Golf Course
Bighorn Meadows Resort is conveniently located on the ninth fairway of the Springs Golf Course and is only a 5 minute drive from the picturesque Radium Golf Course. The Springs has earned a reputation for being one of Canada’s premier golf destinations—consistently rated as one of BC’s top courses and among SCORE Golf’s top public courses. From breathtaking scenery, ranging from the Columbia River and Purcell Mountains, to award-winning course design and exceptional customer service, the Springs will not disappoint.
With 10+ golf courses all within a 45-minute drive, Radium is a golfer’s paradise. Cap the day with a meal and more views at Elevations Dining and a hot tub soak! Challenging golf, pristine views, wildlife, and good times…need we say more?
Book Bighorn’s Stay & Play Package online and receive 15% off regular room rates when staying two or more nights and booking tee times directly with Bighorn Meadows Resort!
Photo Credit: Radium Golf Group
Located just 35 minutes from Victoria in Sooke lies a mix of short, medium, and championship golf courses. Head to Olympic View Golf Club ,which is nestled deep inside a pristine forest, and you’ll be stunned by waterfalls, lakes, and wildlife. Fun Fact! Olympic View Golf Club is the very first golf course in BC that Tiger Woods played at during his amateur years. Or, you can head down to Bear Mountain and choose between the Mountain Course with valley views and a more rugged landscape, or the Valley course with lakes and creeks. These courses accommodate players of all playing abilities, ensuring everyone has a good time. Add a water adventure to your trip—like kayaking or fishing– the next time you stay at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina or SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort.
Photo Credit of Bear Mountain: Victoria Times Colonist
Celebrate the changing of seasons and let one of our True Key representatives customize your next golfing experience!