With a starting line-up that includes PGA Tour player and Head Professional Lindsay Bernakevitch, 2016 Vancouver Island Teacher of the Year and Director of Instruction Arlen Wocknitz, 2019 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year and Lead Instructor Mark Bicknell, PGA Tour Player and 2016 PGA of BC Player of the Year Gordy Scutt, 2020 Vancouver Island Coach of the Year Gina Hosie and a select team of PGA of Canada professionals consistently recognized as "Top 100" PGA of BC professionals, our Academy provides a level of golf instruction that is unmatched on the island. VGC Academy offers a fun and inspiring learning environment tailored to your specific needs, no matter the level you are at. Our select team of instructors will help take your game to the next level. Learn from the very best and improve your game while you have fun.
No matter where your golf game is currently at, there is always room for improvement. Get your lesson package today and start working with one of our highly-trained professionals at the Victoria Golf Club.
"A golfer must train his swing on the practice tee, then trust it on the course."
- Dr. Bob Rotella
There's always room for improvement, and the Victoria Golf Club can help you start from scratch or polish your skills. We have the services, state-of-the-art facilities and expertise to get you where you want to go in the game of golf.
- Foresight GC Quad Indoor Simulator - The ultimate game-improvement device, used for indoor instruction and club-fitting. With a 16' x 12' screen, it has a leading radar technology that provides accurate data capture, including swing speed, ball speed, spin rates, launch angles, swing path, the angle of attack, club face angle at impact, distance and more. The Simulator also provides frame-by-frame slow motion swing analysis from two angles, realistic play, and practice.
- Driving Range is a 150-yard range featuring a continuous Synlawn mat and a driver warm-up area.
- Short Game Practice Area is located next to the 15th fairway. It is 100 yards of grass area to practice bunker, wedge play, chipping, and pitching.
- Putting Green is located next to the 1st tee and has an 18 hole putting course - a must-visit before tackling our legendary greens.
- Club-Fittings & Repairs is located in the Pro Shop. We provide professional fitting technology and full repairs for grips and shafts. Our fitting technology includes Ping nFlight custom golf club fitting system, Foresight GC Quad Simulator fitting, Fitting Carts (Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway), and Mitchell Lie-and-Loft Machine for accurate club analysis and adjustment.
- Carts, Push Carts & Caddies are all available by request. We have 26 electric carts, 63 push carts, and Evans Scholarship Caddies who are mostly available during the summer months and school holidays. Learn more about our Evans Scholarship Program, which launched at VGC in 2006.
- Men's Locker Room oversees the 16th hole. The lounge includes a flat-screen TV, refreshment area, and card tables. Wood-panelled half and full lockers fill up the room, as well as several Guest lockers, which are available by request. Other facilities include full showers and a shoe-cleaning service.
- Women's Locker Room includes a flat-screen TV, computer & office room, refreshment area, and a card-playing room. Recently renovated, the locker room provides light-wood lockers in both half and full, as well as a number of Guest lockers. Full shower facilities in a large washroom and a shoe-cleaning service are also provided.
- Junior Locker Room is located in the same building as our golf simulator. The lounge includes individual locker rooms for girls and boys, washrooms, shoe storage, couches, XBOX with game and controllers and a desk. It's the perfect place for our Junior Members to call their own.