Graham Cooke, 7,024 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.2, Slope 133
Isle Resort & Golf Club
of several awards and international recognition, Crown Isle Resort
& Golf Community takes golf on Vancouver Island to an all-new
level of opulence and luxury. Completed in 1996, Crown Isleís 47,000
foot clubhouse tells you all you need to know about this incredible
With two restaurants,
a huge patio, snack bar, meeting rooms, pro-shop, cigar & cognac
room, poker room, private classic car museum, sweeping double staircase
and indoor waterfall it instantly tells you that you have arrived
at a world class resort. Perhaps the only thing that can out-do
the clubhouse is the golf course itself.
Graham Cooke, this 7,024 yard championship course will call on every
shot in your bag to negotiate the sixty-eight bunkers and nine water
hazards that defend this golfing gem. Donít worry if you are not
a Tiger Woods or an Annika Sorenstam though, Crown Isle offers four
sets of tees to enable golfers of all levels to enjoy a round on
this fantastic layout. Wide fairways and generous, manicured greens
mean that shooting low scores is possible but only if you are firing
on all cylinders.
A great example
of Crown Isle golf is its par five, fifth hole. At 502 yards from
the back tees and a friendly 404 from the front tees it is a short
par five that tempts many people into thinking they can shoot low
on this hole. There is only one small catch. The hole is a gentle
dogleg right and the entire right side of the fairway is bordered
by a water hazard. Any shots not hit straight or with a draw will
quickly find a watery grave. The best strategy is to be aggressive
up the left side of the fairway on your drive and then let, depending
on where you ended-up, let your ego and your ability wrestle with
the idea of going for the green in two. Whatever you do be precise.
The landing area immediately in front of the green is only fifteen
yards wide! If it doesn't look good, lay-up and try and chip-it
close for your birdie putt.
matter what your game Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community is
the course for you. With luxurious amenities, spectacular surroundings
and manicured grounds it is simply a must-play of the North Island.
Be sure to
add Crown Isle to any Vancouver Island golf vacation you go on with
BC Golf Vacations.