About VictoriaVictoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.
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What's not to love about Olympic View Golf Club? It offers great views and interesting holes for a reasonable green fee. On beautiful Vancouver Island nearby charming Victoria, the golf course resembles its surroundings - peaceful, unhurried and unique. But don't underestimate this seemingly benign, relatively short layout. It presents a championship-level challenge, Mike Bailey writes.
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Kayak Point Golf Course, a Ronald Fream design that opened in 1977, is ready for a rebirth. Located 50 miles north of Seattle in Stanwood, Wash., there are plans to invest $500,000 into the 260-acre property over the next three years. What doesn't need upgrading is a scenic and serene routing that roams through some of the tallest trees in the Pacific Northwest, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
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The opening of Chambers Bay in 2007 and the announcement that it would host the 2015 U.S. Open put the Seattle area on the golf tourism map. There's no better place to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest's mountains and evergreen forests than from an elevated tee box or green. With that in mind, Jason Scott Deegan offers up a top 10 list of the best public golf courses within an hour's drive of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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With the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay closing in fast, now's the perfect time to execute a golf trip to the Emerald City. Since Seattle isn't known as an A-list golf destination in the Pacific Northwest -- Oregon steals much of its thunder -- a three-day getaway with greens fees costing less than $200 remains an attainable goal.
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