Review for Victoria Golf Club

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Victoria Golf Club sits on the southern most tip of Vancouver Island overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca, it has 15 holes which you can see the ocean and 7 holes where the ocean is less than 10 steps away from you. Victoria is in a micro climate which means golf is played year round and on rare occasion the golf course may be closed as a result of snow. The club was founded in 1893 and is the oldest golf club west of the Victoria Golf Club - Photo by reviewer Mississippi and is also the second oldest golf club in North America still on its original site with Shinnecock Hills being the oldest. If you get a chance to play here you will see an abundance of marine life and maybe if you play early in the morning you may see a pod of killer whales passing by Trial Island. The golf course itself is set on a 100 acres of land where south Oak Bay meets the ocean. The course has a links feel to it as the wind plays a big factor on the ocean holes. The Club has hosted many famous golfing guests including the likes of Bob Hope, Babe Zaharias and Ben Hogan as well as hosting a Shell's Wonderful world of golf episode between George Knudson and Al Gieberger. For its 100 anniversary the course hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship where the winning score was 1 over, pretty good for a course that measures just over 6000 yds. The course has also recently undergone a bunker restoration project carried out by Jeff Mingay making the course visually and playability more challenging.

Date: January 20, 2017


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