Central Vancouver Island is gaining an international reputation as one of the world’s unique golfing destinations. You can play year-round against a backdrop of soaring mountains and sparkling seas.
There are courses to challenge golfers of all skill levels, designed by world-class architects like Les Furber, A.V. Macan and Carl Litton. Golfers from all over are flying into airports in Nanaimo, Courtenay-Comox, Port Alberni and Qualicum Beach and booking into great accommodations near their favourite courses.
Traveller’s Tip: Before you travel, email or phone the club pro or course manager and get some insider tips on where to stay and when to play. Vancouver Island golf packages are available offering tremendous discounts.
Nanaimo Golf Club— an 18-hole, par 72 semi-private championship oasis in the heart of the city. PGA of Canada trained professionals offer a full range of services at great prices. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining in the Mt. Benson Lounge.
Fairwinds Golf Club— 18 holes, par 71, Les Furber design, mountains, sea, winner of a BC’s Best Award as the #1 golf course on Vancouver Island. And they brag about the food! Spectacular!
Morningstar Golf Club — an 18-hole, link-style, Les Furber-designed championship course in a spectacular natural setting. Lakes, creeks, forested slopes and superb greens promising a true roll. A golfer’s dream!
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club— an 18-hole, par 61 Carl Litton course with truly stunning views of Vancouver Island’s mountains, especially Mt. Arrowsmith. Micky J’s Bar & Grill is a local favourite and will soon be your’s, too!
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course— a truly unique, nine-hole, CPGA-staffed golf course celebrating its 105th birthday in 2018. It offers stunning mountain and ocean views. Then enjoy indoor and patio dining at the acclaimed Thalassa Restaurant.
Alberni Valley Golf Club— an 18-hole, par 70 jewel created in 1929. Set amongst towering peaks, the undulating course follows the contours of a salmon-bearing stream. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at The Eagle’s Nest.
Crown Isle Golf Resort— an 18-hole, par 72 oasis backdropped by the Comox Glacier and the Beaufort Mountains. You’d never know it’s just five minutes from an international airport. Jacuzzi suites, fitness centre, restaurant and more!
Glacier Greens Golf Course— an 18-hole championship course near the airport with spectacular views of the Comox Glacier and the Island’s mountains. Fully licensed restaurant, beautiful outdoor patio, it’s a favourite of soldiers from nearby CFB Comox!
Sunnydale Golf & Country Club— just five minutes north of Courtenay, Sunnydale’s scenic 18 holes have been challenging golfers since 1923. Serene, beautifully treed, you’ll love this heritage course — and afterwards Sunnydale’s Tillicum Lounge.
Campbell River Golf & Country Club — a brand-new, 18-hole, par 70 course in the heart of Campbell River! Redesigned by Graham Cooke, the front nine is opening in late spring 2018 and the back nine in early fall 2018. Chef Jamie offers superb West Coast cuisine in The Sandtrap Restaurant & Lounge.