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Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club

1999 Country Club Way,

Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia V9B 6R3

  • Office

    +1 (250) 744 2327
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 533 2327
  • Fax

    +1 (250)474 3754
  • Golf pro

    Doug Hastie (Director of Golf Instruction)
  • Academy

    Bear Mountain Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, resort hotel and condos.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus & son Steve.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7203
5795
5014
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
68.4
70.9

At the same location:

18-hole par-71 Valley course (6807 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

48.477331

Longitude:

-123.531539

How to get there:

17 km NW of downtown Victoria.

Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club (Mountain course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2003

Bear Mountain Resort (Mountain course): Located just north of Victoria, British Columbia's capital city, the impressive Bear Mountain resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities. At this luxury resort Jack Nicklaus has etched his own indelible paw print onto the landscape, creating two captivating and dramatic golf courses in the process. The original and challenging Mountain course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve. In 2009 it was joined by the dramatic Valley course (laid out by Nicklaus Design). Both courses are challenging, dramatic, immensely scenic, but quite different.

Perched above its equally impressive companion, the Mountain course is a natural wonderland of rocky outcrops, rivers, valleys, forests and mountain vistas. Renowned as a layout that has humbled professionals and amateurs alike, the Mountain course's superbly crafted holes present a formidable test.

For evidence of the charms and challenges that lie ahead, look no further than the opening downhill par-5. From the tee you gaze across forested hills to distant mainland mountain ranges in the United States. The testing carry across a small pond onto a large undulating green, signals that water will play an important role in the "defences" of other holes. And this is the first of many undulating holes that incorporate pronounced elevation changes. Only on the opening and closing holes do you play alongside resort properties.

The scenic short par-3 14th hole, with its stunning panoramic view, was originally conceived as a 19th hole - a "bonus" hole that Nicklaus devised while inspecting the site. He noticed a spur of land jutting out above what was then the par-5 14th green (now 13th), figured it was the perfect spot for a betting hole and shoe-horned in a fabulous short par-3. This spectacular hole is now incorporated into the 18-hole layout.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Open all year.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on Mountain or Valley course in high season (mid-April thru mid-Oct): Mon-Thur C$149; Fri-Sun C$159. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

In 2010 the Mountain course at Bear Mountain hosted one of Canada's most prestigious golf events, the Telus World Skins Game. Five of the world's top players competed for some of the biggest prize money offered in Canadian golf. To the delight of home spectators, Canadian No.1 Mike Weir won the most skins, repeating his earlier triumph in this competition in 1999. | Bear Mountain is a member of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. | The golf courses at Bear Mountain reputedly cost over one million dollars a hole to build, and were funded by a coalition of former and current National Hockey League stars.

Published ranking

2018/19 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 96th best course and 40th best public course in Canada.

Where2Stay

  • The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa5-star

    1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3

    +1 (250) 391 7160

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    The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa offers a stunningly natural setting and the laid-back comforts of a top-quality resort hotel. The charming harbour city of Victoria is just a short drive away. Here you can test your skills on two of British Columbia's most celebrated golf courses, or indulge in a treatment at the accredited Santé Spa. Included in the resort's excellent amenities, guests can enjoy plenty of varied dining options, including a Chop House, traditional Grill, Sports bar and Japanese restaurant.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bear Mountain (Mountain and Valley courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Highland Pacific; Royal Colwood

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Olympic View; Cordova Bay; Victoria.

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