Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3.6666666667 3.7 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6193 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "GBC Golf Academy at Arbutus Ridge"


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue (W) 72 6193 yards 76.0 134
Blue 70 6193 yards 70.9 123
White (W) 72 5834 yards 74.2 133
White 71 5834 yards 69.1 123
Red 71 5535 yards 67.1 119
Red (W) 72 5535 yards 72.7 127
Yellow 71 5113 yards 65.3 111
Yellow (W) 72 5113 yards 69.8 120
Quik 71 3093 yards 55.8 93
Quik (W) 72 3093 yards 57.2 89

Set atop a plateau overlooking the Southern Gulf Islands, Arbutus Ridge boasts breathtaking views including Mt. Baker's mighty snow-capped peak and offers a sublime golf challenge complete with an island green, within its tranquil country setting.

A full championship course with two signature holes (9 and 17), it has been specially designed to provide year-round public play that will challenge you in some of the most spectacular views on Vancouver Island.

The front nine weave through a seaside village, while the back nine climb a ridge overlooking Satellite Channel.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Average Golf Course"

RetiredCoachAZ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was a component of a package we purchased for golf in BC. Price is an estimate. The warm up range requires you hit from plastic mats, the range balls were very hard and worn out. The course is average, there are many holes with blind shots to the landing area, some of the yardages were difficult to determine. At best I would give the maintenance of the course a B-. We played the course in about 4 hrs, never being more than a shot behind the group of four ladies in front of us. They were in position with the group in front of them as well. This did not prevent the group behind us from hitting into us or near us on multiple occasions. The marshal's response to my request to have the action terminated was "we do have members who like to play lightning fast rounds".

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I don't recommend this course

"great course"

joegoubault's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens are always in great shape, fast and true. Tee boxes and fairways are also very well kept. Mix of shorter and long holes make scoring always a challenge. Front nine is easier so play well and try to hang on for the back nine. About half of the holes have at least a few houses lining the sides. Great views from a couple holes of Mount Baker and the ocean. Good value for the money.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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