Posted by: cherylyoung | August 16, 2012



Designer: Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear Designs,

6,852 yards, par 72, rating 72, slope 127



 Every now and then a new course comes along

that raises the bar for golf in Canada.


 Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club in Victoria is

 just such a course.


The only course in the world to be co-designed by

 Jack and Steve Nicklaus, Bear Mountain combines

 the mastery of a Nicklaus course with the

 unforgettable scenery that has made Vancouver

 Island the #1 Island Destination in North America

 and #3 in The World for two years in a row.


Bear Mountain will take golfers through unspoiled

British Columbia forests, over mountainous

 terrain, and beside breathtaking vistas of

Victoria, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains

 in Washington, and the deep-blue waters of the

tranquil Pacific Ocean.


A perfect example of the Bear Mountain experience

is the dogleg-right, par five 14th hole.


At 523 yards from the black tees, and only 488

from the white, the 14th may sound reachable

 for the big hitters.


The final 200 yards are all uphill, though, making

attacking the pin on your second shot a risky

factor at best.


Pull it off and you will be in some very elite



Attempt it and fail and you will certainly not be



More conservative players will lay up short of the

ravine that guards the front of the elevated green

 and attack the pin with a wedge or short iron.


Anything short will fall into the deep bunkers that

 guard the green.


Anything even a little long will roll off the back and

quickly out of bounds.


While all of that may sound challenging it pales in

comparison to the task you will have when you

reach the green: keeping your eye on the ball.


The 14th green offers a 180 degree view of the city

 of Victoria and her surrounding waters.


Ignoring the birds flying overhead and the awe

inspiring scenery long enough to line up your putt

 may be asking the impossible.


Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club is destined to

become a Canadian great and a superb addition

to the incredible courses on Vancouver Island.

Be sure to include it in any Vancouver Island golf

vacation with BC Golf Vacations.


Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club  



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