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Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6727 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Bay at Cordova Bay Golf Course was the first certified Audubon Sanctuary on Vancouver Island. Mt. Baker rises above the course, providing spectacular views. The verdant landscape is covered with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. There are also a number of lakes and meandering streams that come into play throughout. The versatile layout is friendly enough for beginners but still challenges more advanced players. There are also four sets of tees that allow even more possibilities. Bay at Cordova Bay G.C. has built its reputation on its immaculate conditions. Golfers can enjoy well manicured fairways and excellently maintained greens year-round. In addition to the 18-hole golf course, Cordova Bay also boasts a par-3, nine-hole course and extensive practice facilities including a 21-bay driving range and a short game practice area with practice bunkers and pitching and putting greens.

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Chewings fescue, perennial rye & colonial bent mix
Greens Annual bluegrass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
9 Reviews (9)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Course

Has some nice challenging holes for a par 3. Will be going again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

A hidden Gem

This course gives you a nice breezt=y walk near the water without actually seeing it. A great design where the challnge remains high despite wide fairways and big greens. A couple design flaws hurt it overall appeal but for the most part this is one of the better plays in Victoria.
Always a good time to play don't pass this up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Best course on Vancouver Island

From tee to green you won't find a better course on the Island. Always in wonderful shape it's one of the most scenic courses in Victoria. Manicured year round and great people in the pro shop and restaurant all at a reasonable price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great Value

For only $60 this is an awesome deal. The conditions of the course rival any private club in the area and would be in the conversation for best maintained public course in the country. Poa annua greens roll smooth and the course has a decent routing. Good pacing and nice variety with a few challenges that sneak up on you if you're not looking for them! The property has a nice practice facility but the chipping area is a bit out of the way across the road by their par 3 course. Range is nice, but with mats. Pro shop staff are helpful and friendly. Look for all the deer!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great little par 3

Will challenge your short irons and putting. Greens are similar in size to the full size course below and often running faster. Won't need more than a 9 iron, wedge and a putter but will give most golfers a good test.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great friendly course

I always enjoy playing this course, the fairways are evenly watered and could be compared to the greens of some of the other, not as great courses in the area. The only bad thing is that it doesn't have much elevation changes which make some of the holes not very spectacular. The greens are amazing, it's very difficult the find a imperfection. The staff are always friendly too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

An adventured-filled day at Cordova Bay

It's been almost a decade since I played Cordova Bay, but I remember the day well because it was an adventure-filled one. Once my father and I finished playing, we headed quickly to his car to load up so he could catch the ferry back to the mainland. It wouldn't start and out of the blue began spewing a loud obnoxious alarm-type noise we just couldn't turn off. A worker in the pro shop helped us pull the proper fuse to shut the noise down, saving a lot of golfers a lot of headaches. We managed to get the car started, but it died on the ferry, only to revive again and nearly die again in the customs line at the U.S.-Canadian border. We later discovered some sort of electrical short caused all the problems.
Oh by the way, the golf course caused a few problems, too, during the round. The rough was tough and the layout was a steady, solid test. I don't recall too many stand-out holes. Its flatter ground doesn't compare to the wow factor of the topsy-turvy courses at Bear Mountain Resort nearby, but you probably won't be disappointed spending your money there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great condition and good to play

The course condition was great as it is normally. If only I could play it better. It has its trying holes but most are straight forward. Just make your shot. The 17th, a par 3 over water has been my nemesis. The only 2 times I have hit the green have i have birdied the hole. The rest were wet balls. The course is normally in playable condition year round as the drainage is good. Fully recomend it. It also helps that I could walk to it if I wanted.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun course for all levels of golfer.

Cordova was the last of 3 courses we played on a recent mini golf trip. We really had a fun day and good golf experience. Exceeded my expectations. Other courses to consider, Gorge Vale and Highland Pacific.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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