114. Bear Mountain (Mountain)

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The Westin Bear Mountain Resort

  • Mountain course
  • Langford, British Columbia (19KM northwest from Victoria)
  • 19th in the province
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • 2003
  • 100.6077 points

The original of the two golf courses at Bear Mountain, the Mountain golf course lost the fight with housing developments, which eventually led to a re-route and the 19th betting hole being included in the proper routing (now the 14th hole, pictured above).

As opposed to the Valley course, which goes for the more rugged, blown out bunker style, the Mountain is slightly more polished, instead electing for the grass face style bunkers. As such, some of the “stadium” aspects of the TPC Network are used here, such as the island green par 3, 10th and the difficult uphill finishing hole.

The uphill par 5, 13th and par 3, 16th round out a very impressive finishing six holes among the “best in class” of the Golden Bear’s catalog.

If you like The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain course, you may like:

Northern Bear

Okanagan (Bear)


  • Andrew Harvie

    Based in Toronto, but having lived in Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, Arizona, and Texas, I have been lucky enough to see over 400 golf courses and counting!

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