Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Set atop a plateau overlooking the Southern Gulf Islands, Arbutus Ridge boasts breathtaking views including Mt. Baker's mighty snow-capped peak and offers a sublime golf challenge complete with an island green, within its tranquil country setting.
A full championship course with two signature holes (9 and 17), it has been specially designed to provide year-round public play that will challenge you in some of the most spectacular views on Vancouver Island.
The front nine weave through a seaside village, while the back nine climb a ridge overlooking Satellite Channel.
|Blue (W)||72||6193 yards||76.0||134|
|White (W)||72||5834 yards||74.2||133|
|Red (W)||72||5535 yards||72.7||127|
|Yellow (W)||72||5113 yards||69.8||120|
|Quik (W)||72||3093 yards||57.2||89|
|Blue M: 70.9/123 W: 76.0/134||372||299||313||210||407||394||547||291||127||2960||493||372||456||155||326||379||411||214||426||3232||6192|
|White M: 69.1/123 W: 74.2/133||349||292||308||182||377||348||527||255||120||2758||481||361||464||139||316||353||377||174||411||3076||5834|
|Red M: 67.1/119 W: 72.7/127||335||287||303||163||356||341||496||237||108||2626||460||343||428||134||306||334||358||151||395||2909||5535|
|Yellow M: 65.3/111 W: 69.8/120||325||278||295||142||248||325||448||222||95||2378||448||327||420||125||296||297||318||124||380||2735||5113|
|Quik Tee M: 55.8/93 W: 57.2/89||200||152||170||85||191||200||258||148||56||1460||297||177||286||61||153||188||195||81||195||1633||3093|
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Challenging Vancouver Island Course
Scenic views abound at Arbutus and backdrop a challenging course. Club selection important on dog leg holes while par 5s let you swing freely. Greens are always in great shape and running quickly even Into late November. Course can be soggy after extended rainy periods although better with drainage improvements than has been in the past. Bunkers are undergoing some upgrades as depth of sand/ hardness and drainage inconsistent
Friendly golf shop and lounge personnel. Great food in Satellite Grill.
Best golf value dollar for dollar on Vancouver Island.
Average Golf Course
The course was a component of a package we purchased for golf in BC. Price is an estimate. The warm up range requires you hit from plastic mats, the range balls were very hard and worn out. The course is average, there are many holes with blind shots to the landing area, some of the yardages were difficult to determine. At best I would give the maintenance of the course a B-. We played the course in about 4 hrs, never being more than a shot behind the group of four ladies in front of us. They were in position with the group in front of them as well. This did not prevent the group behind us from hitting into us or near us on multiple occasions. The marshal's response to my request to have the action terminated was "we do have members who like to play lightning fast rounds".
The greens are always in great shape, fast and true. Tee boxes and fairways are also very well kept. Mix of shorter and long holes make scoring always a challenge. Front nine is easier so play well and try to hang on for the back nine. About half of the holes have at least a few houses lining the sides. Great views from a couple holes of Mount Baker and the ocean. Good value for the money.