Explore our spectacular ocean-side 18-hole course.

Click on each number for hole descriptions and images.

Hole #1
Par 5
525 Yards
Designed as a forgiving opening hole, this par five features brilliant views from an elevated tee overlooking a wide and welcoming fairway. The Trial Island lighthouse is one of just a few in Canada still staffed by a keeper.
Hole #2
Par 3
159 Yards
A deceptively challenging par-three, this hole's green plays very fast. Large bunkers on three sides penalize errant tee-shots. And it can be a 'calamity' if you're the victim of a bad bounce or unlucky ricochet off the over-hanging trees.
Hole #3
Par 4/5
403 Yards
Road Hole
The most difficult hole on the course, this up-hill par-four features a long, narrow, three-tiered green built into a hillside. Three-putts can be the norm and five-putts are not uncommon. The name is a constant reminder that out-of-bounds lurks the entire length.
Hole #4
Par 4
369 Yards
A spectacular view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca greets you as you turn back into the prevailing wind to play this short but challenging par-four. An elevated tee gives you the first sense of the gusts that'll affect your play in the next few holes.
Hole #5
Par 4
337 Yards
The Bay
After you've cleared the bay with your tee shot, this par-four features a second beach guarding the right and an intimidating bunker built into the false front. The green is generally conceded to be the fastest on the course; and one of the most-sloped.
Hole #6
Par 4
348 Yards
Vimy Ridge
This testing par-four requires two blind shots. The first should clear the 60-foot embankment that gives the hole its name. There was much early debate whether or not to keep the name – infamous in Canadian World War I history. But it remains as a tribute to the fallen soldiers – some of whom had been VGC members.
Hole #7
Par 4
378 Yards
Mount Baker
VGC's signature hole begins the trip around 'The Point'. It was played as a par-three for decades before being lengthened in 1976 to a challenging par-four with an oceanside hazard running the length of the hole on the left. Ben Hogan called the undulating green one of the most difficult he had ever encountered - after his putt rolled off the opposite fringe and on to the beach.
Hole #8
Par 3
122 Yards
Land's End
Masters Champ Mike Weir termed this: one of the very best short holes he had ever played. Think 'The Postage Stamp' at Royal Troon – which is also the 8th and shortest hole on the famed Scottish links course. This 115-yard par-three can play like 185 yards if the prevailing SW wind is gale force.
Hole #9
Par 3
192 Yards
The tee for this long par-three is carved into a rock outcropping surrounded on three sides by the Pacific. While orcas and harbour seals frolic nearby, gusty breezes play havoc with the tee shot to a treacherous green. At 194 yards, uphill, Gibraltar repeatedly offers up the fewest holes-in-one each year.
Hole #10
Par 4
345 Yards
This uphill par-four is sneaky narrow – hence the name - which refers to the narrow straight separating Europe and Asia (sight of another crucial WWI battle). Again the tee is set atop a rock outcropping and the successful drive must thread the needle between trees and gorse while taking into account the brisk cross-winds.
Hole #11
Par 4/5
464 Yards
Blink Bonnie
Is the Scottish term for glimpse of beauty – which is what you get from the secluded tee of this slightly downhill par-four – the longest on the course, played into the prevailing wind. It regularly has the highest tournament scoring average of any hole.
Hole #12
Par 5
545 Yards
From the 1914 March sung by Allied and German soldiers: "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", this is the longest hole on the course - an uphill par-five where an elevated tee invites you to 'grip it and rip it'. More scenic vistas await from the three-tiered green where daily stimp-meter readings are taken.
Hole #13
Par 3
164 Yards
Combe's Carry
Named for VGC's first repeat champion Harvey Combe, this hole originally played as a par-four with a blind drive over a ridge. Harvey's shots (using gutta-percha balls) were more likely than most to clear or 'carry' the hill. Now a deceptive par-three, it features a deep green buffeted by swirling cross winds.
Hole #14
Par 3
202 Yards
San Juan
Tee shots on this par three must carry rock and gorse and not be too far left (woods), right (OB) or long (OB). Course designer A.V. Macan was renowned for including at least one green that slopes from front to back and this one can be lightning fast. The elevated tee overlooks San Juan Island – the largest in the group of U.S. islands just to the east of Victoria.
Hole #15
Par 4
405 Yards
Tattenham Corner
This par-four requires a tee shot through a narrow chute to clear a well-treed corner before the hole makes a dramatic dog-leg left. This sweeping turn is named after the one racehorses face before entering the final stretch of Epsom Derby - fitting because now, the course takes on an English countryside feel for the finishing holes.
Hole #16
Par 4
370 Yards
Playing back towards the clubhouse, the challenge on this par-four is keeping out of the many bunkers that line the fairway and guard the two-tiered green. Finishing out the hole can be your 'Waterloo' as you'll have an audience watching from the dining room, locker rooms and bars.
Hole #17
Par 5
451 Yards
Here's a definite chance for a timely birdie on this reachable par-five which runs beside Newport Avenue to the west. Take enough club on the approach which is often played into the deceptive prevailing wind and to a tilted green with a deceptive false front.
Hole #18
Par 4
395 Yards
A demanding par-four producing many a dramatic finish to a match. The treacherous plateau green has been likened to an upside down saucer – similar to those you find on famed Donald Ross courses. Two putts here is an accomplishment to be toasted in the nearby 19th.