Par 71, Rating 72, Slope 131
atop a plateau overlooking the spectacular southern Gulf Islands,
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is a beautiful course that will please the
eye as much as it pleases your discerning golfing appetite. Between
the precision requirements of the opening hole of Arbutus to the
raw power demands of it's famous 18th hole, you will find a fantastic
variety of rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, manicured greens
and breathtaking views that help make the Arbutus Ridge course a
must-play of the south island.
With four sets
of tees, Arbutus Ridge offers golfers of all levels a fair challenge.
Beginners will appreciate the generous tee positions that make great
scores on many of the holes a realistic goal while experienced players
will revel in the opportunity to test their golfing metal against
some of the island's best holes.
No other hole
better typifies Arbutus Ridge's fantastic pedigree than its phenomenal
12th hole. From the front tees this par five measures just 428 yards
and affords beginners ample opportunity to post a par or better.
The character of the hole changes dramatically from the back tees
however. At 456 yards, this downhill dogleg right switches to a
par four and requires advanced golfers to carry water off the tee
to a generous landing area. Your second shot must then carry water
short and left of the green and avoid traps to the right to set-up
any opportunity at birdie. If you don't get everything on your drive
you will be left with that classic battle between your skill and
ego: Do you go for it or lay-up and try to chip it close?
matter which set of tees you play, Arbutus Ridge is a fantastic
course and an integral part of any golf safari on Vancouver Island.
This year come
discover a true gem of Vancouver Island. Golf Arbutus Ridge Golf
Club with BC Golf Vacations.
Ridge Golf Club
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble
Hill on Vancouver Island, a scenic 40-minute drive from Victoria
and Nanaimo and just 10 minutes away from the cultural city of Duncan.
Arbutus Ridge is rated the #1 Destination Golf Course in British
Columbia and the legendary 17th hole is ranked One of the Top 18
Golf Holes on Vancouver Island.