Designed by A.V. Macan, 6,543 yards, par 72, Rating 70.9, Slope
in 1913, the venerable Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria is consistently
ranked as one of the top courses in all of Canada, and is a superb
addition to any golf vacation on Vancouver Island. Play it just
once and you will understand what all the fuss is about.
of old mixed forest in a setting not unlike the famous Sahalee Golf
Club, Royal Colwood uses towering trees and deceptive greens as
it main defences. Players will often have to wrestle with their
desire to bend the course to their will and the premium they place
on staying out of trouble.
purest example of Royal Colwood golf is the par four 3rd hole. At
422 yards from the back tees, this dogleg right has plenty of challenge
for even the longest hitters. Itís biggest challenge though lies
not in its distance but in it requirements for precision. Itís no
fluke that this hole is rated #1 on the course. Lined by tall trees
on both sides, with out of bounds on the right and a fairway bunker
on the left, players must hit a straight tee shot up the left centre
of the fairway to get in ideal position for their shot at the green.
Once there then it is a long iron or fairway wood that must carry
to a gently sloping green that is guarded by a creek in front and
trees on three sides. If the drive did not go well you must lay-up
short of the creek for your second shot and let your short game
get you up and down for par.
such and incredible setting and beautiful conditioning it is no
wonder that Royal Colwood has hosted numerous Provincial Championships
and is constantly regarded as one of the best in Canada. This year
be sure to add this great course to your vacation plans. Golf Royal
Colwood Golf Club with BC Golf Vacations.*
private club with an active membership and rich traditions, Royal
Colwood Golf Club does have stipulations that must be met before
non-members can play it. Be sure to ask your BC Golf Vacations representative
what those stipulations are.