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Help Fill a Dream Named as Official Charity Partner of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

September 30, 2016

PGA TOUR Champions event teams up with local charity with a focus on raising awareness and funds for children and families suffering from life-threatening diseases on the Island VICTORIA, B.C. (August 31, 2016) – Tournament organizers announced today that Victoria based organization Help Fill a Dream will be the official charity partner of the PGA…

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Bear Mountain Golf Club and Academy 一 金熊山高 爾夫球渡假中心

September 28, 2016

Commissioned by British Columbia Golf, multiple 3rd party golf course reviews were conducted and reported in Chinese. Here is Bear Mountain’s review:   http://britishcolumbiagolf.org/images/Bear_Mountain_Golf_Club_and_Academy_%E4%B8%80_%E9%87%91%E7%86%8A%E5%B1%B1%E9%AB%98%E7%88%BE%E5%A4%AB%E7%90%83%E6%B8%A1%E5%81%87%E4%B8%AD%E5%BF%83.pdf

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Royals, golfers, politicians provide economic punch for Greater Victoria

September 26, 2016

Photos of a Harbour Air float plane are appearing around the world after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew on a return trip from Victoria to Vancouver. And that’s the kind of product placement money just can’t buy. “It was very exciting for us to do that, very rewarding, and it was executed flawlessly,”…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Day 3: Monty Wins!

September 25, 2016

Monty takes the title; Jimenez steals the show Day 3 of the Pacific Links Championship at Bear Mountain… And just like that, Miguel Angel Jimenez – aka The Mechanic, aka The Most Interesting Man in Golf – stole the show. Well, almost. Right up until Monty took the Championship after not one, not two, but…

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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship

September 25, 2016

Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Day 2

September 24, 2016

McCarron stays in the lead, but Monty’s on the move Day 2 of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship brought with it some hotly contested golf. Scott McCarron, who went into Day 2 in the lead having broken the course record on Day 1 shooting an incredible 62, had another fantastic round, finishing with a…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Day 1

September 23, 2016

Scott McCarron shoots 62 for a new course record! If Day 1 of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship started out being all about #ThePower3 – with Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez teeing off at 12:55 pm in quite the legendary matchup – it finished up being Scott McCarron’s party. Shooting…

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Calcavecchia hoping his B.C. links luck returns at Bear Mountain

September 23, 2016

There is just something about playing in Canada that has brought out the best in Mark Calcavecchia. And, he admits, his return to British Columbia is a welcomed one, given his plight in the 2016 PGA Tour Champions season. Twice during his career, when he was on the PGA Tour, Calcavecchia won in B.C., taking…

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Golf Channel brings Bear Mountain to life

September 22, 2016

As star-studded as the field of golfers is at the PGA Tour Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, beginning today, the television announcers here to call the action also have a solid pedigree in the game. The entire group from the Golf Channel arrived at Bear Mountain Golf Resort on Thursday, led by Emmy Award-winning…

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Bear Mountain Resort – Good shot

September 21, 2016

The penthouse balcony of the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa just outside Victoria is perfectly situated to watch the action taking place on the golf course below. And certainly there is a lot going on today, as volunteers and workers set up spectator stands and patch holes along the green. There is a…

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Golfers bearish on Tour Champions stop at Bear Mountain in Victoria

September 21, 2016

The best senior golfers in the world descend on Vancouver Island this week, and they’re already looking forward to playing the picturesque course It will depend on the weather, of course, but Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria should provide both stunning views of picturesque Vancouver Island and a stern test for members of the PGA…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Canadian stops helped launch rewarding careers

September 21, 2016

They cut their teeth on the old Canadian Tour, which tells you their teeth are likely getting a little long. Several PGA Tour Champions players, who are in Victoria this week for the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, have travelled these parts and other places north of the 49th parallel in their early bids to…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship set to kick off this Friday with stellar field of PGA TOUR Champions stars

September 20, 2016

Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s…

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Meet the man behind Pacific Links Bear Mountain Golf Championship

September 18, 2016

Organizing the upcoming Pacific Links Bear Mountain Golf Championship has been almost a homecoming for tournament director David (Skitty) Skitt. Skitt, a 41-year-old Montrealer, took his first putt on the little putting green in Beacon Hill Park at the age six or seven during a visit to his grandmother’s home on St. Charles Street. “How…

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Save-on-Foods heading into a crowded Langford grocery scene

September 15, 2016

Save-on-Foods, the largest grocer in Western Canada, is expanding its footprint with a seventh Greater Victoria location planned for Langford. The company, which operates more than 140 stores in Western Canada, said Wednesday it will open its newest location in the spring of 2018 in the Home Outfitters store. Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Home…

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Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids

September 14, 2016

Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids DeLaet will be on-site for the Event on Saturday, September 24th to conduct the clinic VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the…

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Bear Mountain Readies its Real Estate for World

September 13, 2016

Dan Matthews is about to have millions of people peering into his back yard, and he could not be happier about it or have timed it better. The chief executive of Ecoasis, owner of the Bear Mountain development, has invited the world to check out his resort, its golf course and the potential for the…

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Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mark O’Meara commit to the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

September 7, 2016

Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler and John Cook round out the latest legends commitments VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016…

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Foreign buyer agents swoop into Victoria

September 1, 2016

Just days after a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax blanketed Metro Vancouver, Vancouver real estate agents specializing in luxury properties swooped into Victoria via a chartered helicopter for wine, dining, golf and a serious push on selling a $4.8-million estate near Elk Lake. The day-long event was also staged on the same day Central…

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