6,400 Yards, Par 71, Rating 72, Slope 131
Set 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?
No matter which set of tees you play, Arbutus Ridge is a fantastic course and an integral part of any golf safari on Vancouver Island.
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Arbutus 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.
3515 Telegraph Road
Cobble Hill, BC