Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club (Mountain course)


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club (Mountain course) Est. 2003

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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.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities

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Making Contact

Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club
1999 Country Club Way,
Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia V9B 6R3
Canada
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Office   +1 (250) 744 2327
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 533 2327
Fax

  +1 (250)474 3754

Email   info@bearmountain.ca
Website   www.bearmountain.ca
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Golf Pro
 
Doug Hastie (Director of Golf Instruction)
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Academy
 
Bear Mountain Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, resort hotel and condos.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus & son Steve.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get There?

17 km NW of downtown Victoria.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 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. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Open all year.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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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.

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Published Ranking
2016 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 72nd best course and 23rd best public course in Canada.
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Location

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Latitude: (48.477331)
Longitude: (-123.531539)
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The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa 5-star
1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3
+1 (250) 391 7160
www.westin.com/bearmountain

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)
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Golf within 10 km Highland Pacific; Royal Colwood
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Golf within 30 km Olympic View; Cordova Bay; Victoria.
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