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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6600 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.7

Located 25 minutes Northwest of Victoria past Colwood, one finds one of the top rated golf courses in Canada. Imagine being surrounded by the magnificence of the Olympic Mountains, the roar of two spectacular waterfalls, and the tranquility associated with twelve lakes. Eagles soar overhead. Black-tailed deer feed at the forest's edge. Now imagine a club in your hands and 18 holes of challenging championship fairways stretched out before you. This breath-taking course has many target oriented and undulating fairways, combined with beautiful Japanese gardens. The vistas from some of the tee boxes are unparalleled.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6600 yards 72.7 133
Black (W) 73 6600 yards 79.2 141
White 72 6165 yards 70.9 130
White (W) 73 6165 yards 76.8 134
Gold 72 5449 yards 68.2 121
Gold (W) 73 5449 yards 72.9 126
Brown 72 5219 yards 67.1 118
Brown (W) 73 5219 yards 71.3 122
Scorecard for Olympic View Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/133 388 330 562 157 366 238 333 420 475 3269 327 168 335 595 407 382 127 455 535 3331 6600
White M: 70.9/130 W: 75.8/137 367 317 540 149 346 202 317 397 462 3097 304 159 322 520 397 363 121 366 516 3068 6165
Gold M: 68.2/121 W: 72.4/127 331 290 501 136 263 238 284 346 390 2779 273 138 240 508 325 349 106 351 475 2765 5544
Brown M: 67.1/118 W: 71.4/121 300 280 501 136 263 212 284 346 390 2712 273 138 224 487 325 284 106 327 417 2581 5293
Handicap 7 13 5 15 11 3 9 1 17 14 16 8 4 2 6 18 12 10
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 11 3 13 15 17 7 1 5 14 16 6 2 12 10 18 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 04/13 - 10/14
Architect Bill Robinson (1990) Ted Locke

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "GBC Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Comfortable golf attire, such as shirt, pants or shorts and suitable footwear is required. Multiple layers are encouraged as weather can change quickly.

Reviews

3.7
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather

Too tough for the average golfer

One thing I get when talking to people about this course is they always shoot much higher than at many other courses.
This track was designed for the best of the best. Long par threes that don't give easy acess to the greens. Smaller landing areas and a need for strong target golf. Some greens roll uncontollably to one side. Very difficult approach shots make this a track that really does not play well to my game.
I think they have some well designed features and 17th hole provides one of the coolest features on a course I have played but overall I never find my rounds enjoyable here. Frustration is always there because you could have some amazing shots that would end up just as bad as if you did not hit it well.
I feel this course would be beter souited to some design changes that make it a little more player friendly to high handicappers.
It is one of the better local practise facilities and the staff is great. Pro shop could be a little better but a wonder restraunt and patio make up for it.
It is just a course I really don't go out of my way to play because I know it will hurt my handicap. Great that you can walk to course but watch out for a few long journeys between holes with a couple being quite up hill.
Defintely worth a try but be prepared for a difficult set up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Delightful Experience

We played this course on a tour of BC golf package. Price is an estimate.

What a delightful, wonderful day at a golf course. The entire staff was warm and professional. The server and the breakfast in the grill were both excellent. The course winds through a wooded forest area The staff paired us with the most delightful and friendly husband and wife member pairing. They added to the experience. The course is very well maintained. The course layout was straight forward, with no "tricked up" holes or excessive blind shots to the fairway. The greens were in excellent shape, rewarding a good putting stroke. Next time I am on Vancouver Island I will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

Olympic View GC

There is no shortage of challenging holes at Olympic View. An ideal course for those that can hit it straight and a real bonus if you can shape your shots both right and left off the tee. A good variety of holes, elevation changes, slippery greens and excellent menu on offer from the restaurant.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Revisiting an old friend

We played this course 10 some years ago and I walked away with a good feeling from it, so we decided to revisit during this stay. The course condition was a bit scruffy, probably due to the rain shortage in the area, but was very playable. The greens were in great shape. The pace of play was not so great, but we dealt with it. The routing is tricky but interesting, so I would say the course is "strategic". There are numerous layup holes where the landing areas are microscopic (watch out for the 12th hole). Love the setting of the green on 17 with the waterfall behind. Although not the best conditioned course we played, would play it again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

I could of had a nap at the rate of play

Okay so the positives..... it was sunny and I was playing well. The negatives.... the pace of play was reduculous on average it takes me 3 and a half to 4 hours a round if we didn't bail after 15 holes which already was 4 and a half hours. On hole 3 was the first and last time the food cart came around and not once did a course Marshall come around to check the rate of play... the course its self was okay nothing special it was playable the sand traps some didn't have much sand in them and were barely playable. I'm not coming back to this course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Difficult course but worth the play

On a vacation to Victoria, I took in one of the best public courses the area has to offer. It is not an easy course as tight fairways and some inconvenient placed hazards can really balloon a score. But it more than makes up for it with a clever design and some amazing features on some holes like the spectacular waterfall background on hole 17.
My best advice is play safe when you can. Your iron shots need to be accurate and putting needs to be on to score well.
It is a fun course and enjoyable experience but high handicap golfers might get frustrated if they are not shooting well. It is well worth the play as it is pretty affordable and the facilities are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

tight, target golf

Played early tee time and pace was great. Joined up with two members and were very helpful re advice for club choice off tee. Risk/reward for positioning ball to 100 yard position left me laying up to 150 marker more often than usual. Greens rolled perfectly, although slightly slow. Great round overall. Will definitely play again when in Victoria.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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