The City of Colwood is home to some of the best golfing in the world.
Four golf courses lie within Colwood and a third, Bear Mountain is located in Langford, just a short drive from Colwood.
Olympic View Golf Course
Olympic View Golf Club is rated the #20 Best Golf Experience in Canada and USA West (Fairways and Greens Magazine 2006) and previously ranked within the Top 35 Public Golf Courses in Canada and Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by the Golf Course Ranking Magazine and Score Golf Magazine.
Living up to its name, the Olympic View Golf Course looks upon the grand Olympic Mountains to the south while you progress through a magnificent, award-winning course. The roar of two spectacular waterfalls, a harmony of eagles and the tranquil sight of deer grazing, the calmness of twelve lakes and stylish rock outcroppings aim to still your mind while you play the Olympic View. You will need this calming influence for the incredible 17th hole, which encompasses enough natural beauty for an entire course. From the tee, aim toward a 40 foot hawaiianesque waterfall that frames the green 417 yards away. Breathtaking.
Royal Colwood Golf Club
One of the oldest golf courses in British Columbia - and one of only five "Royal" courses in Canada - Royal Colwood Golf Club is a pillar of Vancouver Island golfing heritage. Beyond hosting the Monarchy numerous times, the Royal Colwood has graciously entertained tournaments of all levels including the Times Colonist Victoria Open of the Canadian Tour.
An exclusive club, the Royal Colwood Golf Course was designed in 1913 by B.C. Amateur Champion Arthur Vernon Macan. Remaining virtually unchanged since its original construction, the Royal Colwood offers a course that not only challenges you with 18 brilliant holes, but also to make your mark on golfing history.
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
Bear Mountain Golf Resort is simply unlike any other golf resort in Canada. Situated in the foothills of Mount Finlayson and with an awe-inspiring view of the south Island to Mount Baker and everything in between, Bear Mountain is the only 36-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed property in Canada. Bear Mountain specializes in tournaments from small corporate and social groups of 16 to large scale events with the ability for a double shotgun start for 288 golfers. The resort also hosted the 2010 Telus World Skins Game, won by Canadian Mike Weir.
There are two courses at Bear Mountain Golf Resort: the Mountain Course and the Valley Course. Each has their own unique character and setting, but both offer superb playability in a lush, West Coast environment. The Mountain Course has one rare feature: a true 19th hole. This extra par 3 makes it difficult for golfers to keep their eyes on the ball: golfers face Mount Baker and tee off into the beautiful Victoria city skyline, with the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. The 19th hole offers the longest set of tees at 7,083 yards, making it one of the longest courses on Vancouver Island.
Juan de Fuca Golf Course
Juan De Fuca’s Par 3 nine hole course is an excellent course to sharpen your short game skills. The holes range in length from 79 yards to 170 yards. The beautiful fairways and greens are surrounded by seven water hazards providing the accomplished golfer an opportunity to sharpen their skills. If you’re a beginner golfer or looking for a place to take the family without the pressure and frustration of a long regulation course this is the place for you. Beginners and families will have fun learning the game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.