Arbutus Ridge Golf Club has been given a four star rating by Golf Digest, and voted the Best Destination Golf Course in British Columbia by the readers of Golf Nerve Magazine. Situated in the beautiful coastal township of Cobble Hill, Arbutus Ridge is a stone’s throw away from the several of the island’s best wineries, and is mere minutes’ drive from Duncan. The club also falls on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, along with such other notable courses as the Olympic View Golf Course in Victoria, the Cowichan Golf Course in Cowichan, the Fairwinds Golf Course in the Parksville/ Qualicum Beach area, and the Storey Creek Golf Course in the Courtenay/ Campbell River area, to name a few.
Highlights of Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
- Semi-private club
- Challenging 18-hole course
- Equipment rentals and sales
- Lessons and video analysis
- On-site CPGA golf pro for consultation
- On-site restaurant
- Special events venue
As well as being awarded by Golf Digest and Golf Nerve Magazine, Arbutus Ridge has been given a host of other recognition, including being named as One of the Top 18 Holes on Vancouver Island, according to Pacific Golf, and being certified through Audubon International’s Canadian golf course certification program, which aims to educate people and businesses alike on protecting and sustaining the land, water and wildlife around them. Described as being “challenging yet fun”, the unique layout of the course offers some easier holes, but also a few that may just require divine intervention for the average golfer to make par. The front nine wind their way alongside the township of Cobble Hill, while the back nine overlook Satellite Channel on a challenging ridge. The 17th hole boasts an impressive 214-yard par 3 on an island green, helping to end your game with a bang.
Dining at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
After playing the best game of your life, you may be exhausted and hungry. If you head to the Satellite Bar and Grille, you can tuck into a fantastic meal on their patio overlooking the 18th hole. If being inside to eat is more to your liking, you’ll find that the restaurant offers a pleasantly relaxing, upscale dining room. The clubhouse is fronted entirely with glass, so diners are treated to the awe-inspiring ocean and mountain views that Cobble Hill is noted for, while they eat. The staff in the Satellite Bar and Grille, as well as in the rest of the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, are always friendly and willing to go that extra mile to make sure their guests’ needs are met.
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club doesn’t just offer a place to have a game and a bite to eat, however. What they really offer is more like a total golf experience, for beginners and seasoned players alike. Although you go for the game, or perhaps for a lesson, what you end up getting is the opportunity to step out of your daily life for a little while. You step into a life where you can play a few holes, get help with your game, relax and have some fun with your friends and loved ones, and take a few moments to genuinely unwind and be taken care of.