Nanaimo's scenic location and delightful climate make it a year round golfer's paradise. There are eight courses within very short distance with several great courses right within the city.
The first four courses are within Nanaimo city limits and the last four are very short drives, with the exception of the Gabriola course which also requires a scenic ocean cruise aboard a BC Ferry. If you click on the course name, you will visit a website for more information.
Nanaimo Golf Club 2800 Highland Bld. Nanaimo, BC 250-758-2451
Nanaimo Golf Club’s majestic course is located on a ridge above Departure Bay in Nanaimo, BC where tall evergreens, willow and maple trees frame picture perfect views of the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands. Flower gardens on almost every hole add colour, and in the distance the mainland’s Coast Mountains serve as a backdrop to this stunning scene.
Is this a special environment? Yes indeed, especially if you consider that Nanaimo Golf Club is located in the heart of a vibrant city of 80,000 people. Welcome to Nanaimo -- The Harbour City.
At 6,700 yards from its championship tees, the course is a test for low handicap golfers who must produce long straight drives to reach the greens in regulation. Yet Nanaimo’s four sets of tees on each hole allow middle and high handicap players to find a level of play suited to their game.
To score well at Nanaimo, players must keep their ball out of the trees lining the fairways. Also, the player’s A-game should include a keen eye and a solid putting stroke to negotiate the large, fast, often undulating greens of this challenging track. Call 250-758-2451
Beban Park Pitch and Putt Course 2280 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BC 250-756-0108
As the name implies this is not a 'regular' golf course in that you are only allowed to use an iron and a putter, which is all you need since the longest hole is 105 metres or 115 yards. Green fees are reasonable and the small course is excellent for learning or just keeping in shape on an 18 hole,par 3 course which only totals 1341 metres or 1467 yards in total. You can get more information by calling 250-756-0108.
Pryde Vista Golf Course 155 Pryde Avenue, Nanaimo, BC 250-753-6188
This is a fun, convenient course in that it is very casual and also because tee time reservations are not necessary. The spectacular scenery includes mountains, Mill Stream, and lush trees. Raccoons, deer, pheasants and turtles can also be spotted throughout the course design. The signature hole is #9, a 354-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot through the trees onto a dogleg right fairway. Call 250-753-6188.
Eagelquest Golf Centre 1601 Thatcher Road, South Wellington BC 250-754-1325
Eaglequest Golf Centre is one of six golf centres operated by this Canadian chain. It has a 9 hole golf course and a floodlit driving range where you can knock out a bucket to keep your swing in shape. They also offer lessons for those wishing to 'take it up a notch'. Call 250-754-1325
Fairwinds Golf Club , 3730 Fairwinds Dr. Nanoose Bay BC 250-468-7666
Award Winning Les Furber Design
Fairwinds, a Golf Club that welcomes players of all levels, focuses on the social aspect of golf. Plan a competitive game of golf with your friends or come out on Men’s or Ladies’ Night to meet new people, improve your golf skills or have a great time. Fairwinds constantly keeps golfers entertained with a variety of clubhouse events all year round. Our friendly staff will assist you to make your golf experience comfortable and welcoming. Here at Fairwinds, spectacular ocean views and pristine natural surroundings combine for an unforgettable golfing experience. Call 250-468-7666 or toll free 1-888-781-2777
Winchelsea View Golf Course 7655 Harby Rd. W., Lantzville BC 250-390-3934
Just north of Nanaimo but south of Nanoose Bay, this 18 hole course offers spectacular views of the Ballenas and Winchelsea Islands. For information call 250-390-3934.
Cottonwood Golf Course 1975 Haslam Road, Nanaimo BC ph 250-245-5157
Be sure to check out this out of the way course in the Cassidy area close to the Nanaimo Airport. The 18 hole course is also home to the Cotton Club Restaurant. For more information call 250-245-5157
Gabriola Gold and Country Club 825 South Rd. Gabriola BC 250-247-8822
Very challenging nine holes course. The front nine hides the surprises of the back nine. Different looks and different yardages give you the impression of a complete eighteen hole course. The new fourteen could be a true Tiger challenge. To score well you have to think and manage your game. Call 250-247-8822