Olympic View Golf Club

4.8000000000 4.8 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6600 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "GBC Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"Delightful Experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Olympic View GC"


David1684852's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Revisiting an old friend"


travel1's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I could of had a nap at the rate of play"


estreetoiler's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Difficult course but worth the play"


CDPbogeygolfer's avatar
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2015
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tight, target golf"


u000004738590's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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