Cordova Bay Golf Course

4.8857142857 4.9 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6727 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Rooster 71 6727 yards N/A N/A
Osprey 71 6490 yards N/A N/A
Heron 71 6155 yards N/A N/A
Bald Eagle (W) 72 5597 yards N/A N/A
Bald Eagle 71 5595 yards N/A N/A
Humming Bird (W) 72 5287 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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"Best course on Vancouver Island"


drkdj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Jedgar333's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great little par 3"


JDThompson07's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great friendly course"


Papageno12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An adventured-filled day at Cordova Bay"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course for all levels of golfer."


epearce's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/16/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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