Playing the Greens
Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the mountainous ranges to the east and west, north central Vancouver Island boasts some of the finest golf courses in the nation and enough variety for all levels.
Sequoia Springs Golf Course
Approved Association Member
Course Rating: 70 Slope: 113
Sequoia Springs Golf Course, near Campbell River's downtown promises an enjoyable 18-hole golf experience, offering a challenge to veterans and a pleasant game for all. "Like a stroll through a beautiful park!" is how many visitors describe this handsomely landscaped course with its lush, undulating fairways; tall trees, shrubs and flowers; plus interesting waterways and bunkers. The greens are reputed to be the best on Vancouver Island.
A casual atmosphere and attractive green fees add to the appeal of this North Island favourite. New in 1999 is the magnificent
two-storey clubhouse with winding staircase, lots of wood and glass, and many vintage cars and antiques for added interest. The popular
Sandtrap Lounge and sunny garden patio provide perfect spots to relax and make new friends after your game. The new clubhouse also hosts
meetings, banquets and weddings with full catering and offers a corporate boardroom for smaller groups. Sequoia Springs is situated
just minutes from downtown and resort areas and has easy access from the new Inland Island Highway, at the Willis Road exit.
700 Petersen Rd., Campbell River, BC V9W 3H7
Storey Creek Golf Course
Course Rating: 72.4 Slope: 131Storey Creek Golf Course, designed by Les Furber & Associates, is truly a "course in nature." Carved out of the dense, mixed-growth forest just south of Campbell River, this 18-hole championship course receives a four-star award from Golf Digest's Places to Play. The society that runs the course has gone to great lengths to ensure that the course lives up to its billing and their conservation efforts have included regenerating spawning habitat for salmonids around the course.
Numerous deer graze the fairways, and excellent drainage, irrigation and grooming make the course play well throughout the
year. The back tee boxes play 6700 yards, but the four tee boxes on each hole make the course manageable for most levels. However, be aware of
#12, an intimidating hole that requires careful shot placement and will punish your score should you stray to the right. No two holes
play the same and the five par 3's and five par 5's are interesting. The course is considered among the best in British Columbia and a
favourite of all who visit.
Course Rating: 62 Slope: 96
Pacific Playgrounds is a 9-hole, par 4 executive course located at Saratoga Beach. Featuring a full-service pro shop and driving range,
the course should not be underestimated and will require you to manage your shot selection and approaches to the green. While not
long, accuracy is key if you wish to score well. Green fees are modest, and casual golfers and families are welcome.