Enjoy Sidney and Victoria golf courses all winter

by admin on November 22, 2012

We’ve talked a lot about different things to do in Sidney all winter, from biking to hiking to enjoying gardens, and we’ve even managed to cover great things to eat! However, there’s one important activity we seem to have left out: golfing.

The Saanich Peninsula (Sidney is located on its northernmost tip) is truly a paradise for golfers. Compared to the rest of Canada, it’s warm right through the winter, and we’re also surrounded by magnificent scenery.

There are 3 golf courses located with in a 10 minute drive of the Cedarwood Inn: Glen Meadows Golf CourseArdmore Golf Course, and Cordova bay Golf Course are the closest.

And, if you don’t mind the 30 minute drive through gardens and the occasional herd deer to Victoria, there are also some of the finest golf courses on Vancouver Island with in a 30 to 40 minute drive.

Royal Oak Golf Club
The Royal Oak Golf Club is hidden behind a beautiful stand of old-growth Douglas Firs, quite close to the highway, but also at the edge of the small organic farms that line West Saanich Road as it winds up and down the peninsula. It’s a a beautiful, and challenging 9 Hole Golf Course with a great location.

Prospect Lake Golf Course
The Prospect Lake Golf Course is a fun and unique 9 hole golf course located just outside of Victoria on the scenic shores of Prospect Lake. Come experience winding fairways and lush greens, and keep your eyes open for the diverse including eagles, deer, and heron.

Uplands Golf Course
Probably the most famous golf course in Victoria, Uplands Golf Course, established in 1922,  is an exclusive shrine to a game that has provoked passion in people all over the world. While playing on the Uplands course is reserved for members, the club does accept reciprocal memberships, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Victoria Golf Club
Established in 1893, Victoria Golf Club presents spectacular views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Once again a club reserved for members (but observing reciprocal memberships), this is Canada’s true golf mecca.

Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain is probably Victoria’s premier (and only) luxury golf resort. Vancouver Island’s only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, at Bear Mountain Resort you can choose between the Jack & Steve Nicklaus co-designed Mountain Course or the Nicklaus Design Valley Course – both offering amazing views of Vancouver Island’s breathtaking landscape.

Other golf courses close to the Cedarwood include:

So, as you can see, there are plenty of Sidney and Victoria golf courses to choose from. It’s a great way to spend the winter when everyone else is freezing.