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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6600
Slope 133
Rating 72.7
Type Public
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
White 72 6165 yards 70.9 130
White (W) 73 6165 yards 75.8 137
Gold 72 5544 yards 68.2 121
Gold (W) 73 5544 yards 72.4 127
Brown 72 5293 yards 67.1 118
Brown (W) 73 5293 yards 71.4 121
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: 04/14 - 10/09
Architect Bill Robinson (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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 Not Permitted - Rugby pants, jeans or cut-offs, athletic shorts, sweat pants, tank tops, undershirts, athletic jerseys, halter-tops or any item of clothing with large cartoon graphics are not permitted on the golf course or in the clubhouse.

Reviews

4.7
6

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
Patio Dining 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 3
Narrow Fairways 3
Water Hazards 3
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 2
Locals 2
A Weekend Splurge 1
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
In the 'Burbs 1
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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