Trophy Design Contest Announced for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

March 7, 2017

Golfers, fans, artists, and the community will have the chance to showcase their designs and have them brought to life as the PGA TOUR Champions Event’s Official Trophy


VICTORIA, BC (March 7, 2017) – The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament organizers are putting out a call to fans to be part of the event as the designer behind the Event’s Official Tournament Trophy. For the first time, the public will have the chance to design and select what will be the inspiration behind the trophy presented to the PGA TOUR Champions winner after the final putt drops on Sunday.

The trophy design contest establishes an opportunity for the community to create a unique vision that represents the nature of golf in Canada and celebrates the winner, PGA TOUR Champions, the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, and the scenic and natural landscape of the island.

From March 7th – 31st, 2017, fans are invited to submit their designs. Entries will be reviewed by the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship team to determine the top three designs. These will go up on  from April 3rd – 12th, 2017 for the public to vote on their fan favourite. The design that receives the majority of votes at closing will serve as the inspiration for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Official Tournament Trophy.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive:

  • (4) Champions Clubhouse tickets to the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship (clubhouse access; food and beverage incremental)
  • (2) Honorary Observer Passes – inside the ropes access on Saturday September 16 with select grouping
  • (1) round of golf for four on the Bear Mountain Valley Course during Event week (cart included)
  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship apparel package, including golf polo, outerwear piece, and headwear.
  • Winner will be incorporated into the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship closing ceremonies and trophy presentation Winner will be recognized in follow up press release and media as designer of the trophy

Key Contest Dates

  • Submissions Open: March 7, 2017 at 10:00am PST
  • Submissions Deadline: March 31, 2017 @ 11:59pm PST
  • Fan Vote: April 3rd, 2017 @ 10:00am PST – April 12, 2017 @ 11:59pm PST
  • Winner Announced: April 18th, 2017

The trophy design contest is open to people of all ages in the province of British Columbia. Submissions are not limited to any material or size. One submission per person, and only one person shall be the winner.

For more information, contest rules and regulations, or to submit your design, go to  OR  and click on the “Spectators” tab to view the trophy design page.

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at  by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:





For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at or (647) 468-3500.


About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world’s premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.



Twitter: @PacificLinksVic




About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia.


About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island – a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement – Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada’s National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy.


About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.



Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100