The Highland Pacific Golf Course features two nine-hole courses that together make for some great golf in Victoria, BC. Both courses are made with Victoria’s natural beauty in mind, molded from the rock, mountains, forest, and natural water features. Today we zoom in on the Highland Nine portion of the course and suss out the tough bits.
This hole is challenging mostly if you mess up your tee shot. Hit the green with your tee shot and you’ll have a relatively flat putt. Miss, and you’ll have some ups and downs to contend with. The water hazard short and right is not visible from some tee boxes, so watch out!
This is one of the most challenging par 4’s on the course. Though it’s short, it will play longer than expected. A 200-yard tee shot is what is required but you’ll be forced to lay back, due to a water hazard. Your approach shot will be marred with the difficulty of playing uphill. Take an extra club to ease the stress, and remember, there’s a bail-out area to the left of the green.
This dogleg par 4 features a sharp turn indeed that requires an aggressive tee shot on the left to keep up. A depression on the right of the fairway will catch unsuspecting balls if you were too cocky with the corner. You’ve got a long approach otherwise to an elevated green. Don’t go too long or too left, else you’ll lose your ball.
This small but mighty par 3 forces you to play between the lake and the hillside, and downhill to boot. The elevated green will allow you to take less club but if you miss, it could mean a lost ball for you. Better to be short than to go swimming! Make your swings count.