In addition to its excellent cycling opportunities, the Westshore is home to some of the best golfing on the Island - and maybe even in the whole province - with three championship golf courses calling the area home: Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Olympic View Golf Club.
Westin Bear Mountain
Offering Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design Golf, Bear Mountain features two stunning courses: the challenging Mountain Course or the more relaxing Valley Course. Regardless of which course you choose, you can be sure it will be a true west coast golf experience, and that a power cart, range balls, club cleaning and first tee amenity will be included with every green fee.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Finlayson, the Mountain Course strikes the perfect balance between playability and difficulty. With panoramic mountain, city and ocean views, you're definitely forgiven if you choose to linger over your shots a little more than you normally would.
With elevated tee boxes, wider fairways, fewer bunkers and larger greens, the Valley Course can be considered a "friendlier" version of the original Mountain Course. Its 18 holes meander through forests, alongside lakes and across creeks while offering spectacular views of Vancouver Island's beautiful landscape.
Olympic View Golf Club
Rated as one of the Top 10 Best Public Golf Facilities in British Columbia 2011 by ScoreGolf Magazine and one of the Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by the Golf Course Ranking and ScoreGolf Magazines, Olympic View Golf Course is another must-do for any golfer in the area.
Nestled deep in a pristine forest it offers unparalleled natural beauty, punctuated by two waterfalls, twelve lakes, roaming deer, soaring eagles and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains on the horizon. Its famed 17th hole is particular noteworthy. This signature hole plays through a steep, narrow valley past a huge rock column and an elegant Japanese Garden, and its green is framed by a breathtaking 40 foot waterfall.
See you on the links!