Tee It Up In Parksville

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Whether it is the feeling that rings through your hands when you’ve struck the perfect shot, or the intrinsic beauty of a well-manicured golf course at dawn, there is something truly captivating about the game of golf.

THE ENVIRONMENT

One aspect that sets golf apart from other sports, is the environment in which it is played. All courses on Vancouver Island are surrounded by unparalleled beauty. Whether it be the natural beauty of the roughly hewn bunkers, hills and ravines, or the awe-inspiring architecture of a timber-framed clubhouse – golfing allows you to heighten your senses and appreciate mother nature.

STAYING HEALTHY

We all know that staying active has a number of tremendous health benefits. Did you know that players who walk a full 18-hole round can cover around 10 kilometres and burn up to 1,400 calories? The physical aspects of the game like bending and swinging can significantly increase your range of movement and mobility. You will find that when you’re golfing the pace is a little more relaxed and a lot less stressed.

THE SOCIAL ASPECT

Between the strokes and putts, golfers have the opportunity to make conversation with those around them. Golf has been shown to enhance interactions between different generations and had been proven to provide opportunities to better enhance social connections. Take the time to enjoy every moment from each round, whether it be watching the wildlife, cracking that ice-cold beer, or celebrating the perfect shot.

Image Courtesy of Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Image Courtesy of Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club

THE COURSES

Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club

Located just 10-minutes north of Qualicum Beach, Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club is a meticulously groomed and challenging 18-hole executive course. This Par 61 course offers a mix of holes with undulating greens. Players will be presented with a scenic glimpse of Mount Arrowsmith and Echo Valley.

Image Courtesy of Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Image Courtesy of Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club

Eaglecrest Golf Club

Known as Vancouver Island’s best-kept secret, Eaglecrest Golf Club is a high quality, semi-private course located in beautiful Qualicum Beach. Challenging and superbly maintained, discover a memorable golf experience on the 18-hole, par 71 championship course that features water and sand hazards while it meanders through groves of evergreen trees.

Image Courtesy of Eaglecrest Golf Course
Image Courtesy of Eaglecrest Golf Course

Fairwinds Golf Club

Voted the number one golf course on Vancouver Island in 2013, by the BC’s Best – People’s Choice Awards by BCLiving.ca, Fairwinds Golf Course was designed by renowned architect Les Furber. The natural beauty of Fairwinds is sure to change your state of mind.

Image Courtesy of Fairwinds Golf Club
Image Courtesy of Fairwinds Golf Club

Morningstar Golf Club

Carved out of the natural woodland areas, Morningstar Golf Course opened in 1991. Here you will encounter sloping fairways, rolling undulations, well-conditioned greens, and strategically placed bunkers that are designed to challenge the potential in every golfer.

Image Courtesy of Morningstar Golf Club
Image Courtesy of Morningstar Golf Club

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

Renowned for its lush fairways and excellent greens, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is a traditional walkable golf course set in a beautiful meadow and pine forest at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith. Every hole has 5 tees each designed to accommodate a player’s individual ability.

Image Courtesy of Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
Image Courtesy of Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course

Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course offers scenic views of Mt. Arrowsmith, the Coastal Mountain Range and Georgia Strait. This 9-hole course offers wonderful conditioning to ensure golfers of all abilities have an enjoyable experience.

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If you have your heart set on a golf getaway, you certainly can’t go wrong with Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort. Let our Guest Services team take care of your golf bookings, so you can simply show up and do what you came here to do – GOLF. Contact us today to customize your Parksville golf vacation!