Highland Pacific Golf was created for golfers who want to enjoy a scenic, challenging championship golf course that is playable all year round. Highland Pacific overlooks the majestic Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Thetis Lake Park. Don’t let the views distract you…this course has some surprises in store!
The Pacific Nine at Highland Pacific golf, with its incredible vistas and rolling fairways, was opened in October 2008 and the Highland Nine opened June , 2010. Total course length is 6,603 yards with six different sets of tee markers for all skill levels.
A bit of Highland Pacific golf history...
Nearly 50 years ago, local architect, historian and artist Herb Plasterer bought 190 acres of property next to Thetis Lake and envisioned building a public golf course on the property. Rather than subdivide the land straddling Saanich and View Royal municipalities, Herb and his wife Rose Maria wanted to maintain the property’s natural beauty with space accessible to the public as a buffer to the adjacent parks. The natural features of the property lent itself well to his vision of outdoor recreation for the community.
Herb did not fulfill this dream in his lifetime so Rose Maria Plasterer and family s relied on the vision, craftsmanship and practical expertise of golf course architect Chris Young to create this uniquely beautiful and challenging golf course. The family chose the name Highland Pacific golf to honour the memory and the vision of Herb Plasterer. The HP logo used to represent Highland Pacific Golf is modeled after the chiseled signature used by Herb Plasterer on his art pieces.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
- Top 100 Ranges in North America, Golf Range Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Named on of British Columbia’s top courses by Globe and Mail golf writer Brian Kendall.
- Tee Times: 250-478-4653
This course has the potential to be really good. The problem here is the way the run the place. They call it an 18 hole championship course but they run it like to 9 hole courses. There is no number 10 to 18 holes. Just two sets of 1 to 9 holes. This is where the problems start with tee times. More than a few times we have gone to play 18 holes only to be cut in-front of, on our so called back 9. If you tee off early expecting to have a quick paced round this does not help and does not seem fair. I guess its about making money by craming the course with more players but it causes 5+ hour rounds. Well they are not going to be making much off of me. Its a shame too because the course layout is pretty good. Like to see them number the holes 1 to 18 and decide on which is the front 9 and which is the back 9. The course is worth playing at least once though. Good luck.
Played Highland Pacific this past Friday. The price was very reasonable and the views second to none. The driving range would rival the top of its kind anywhere in the world, nothing close to it on the island. The pace of play fair, could be because the course marshals appear lost, driving the course in the opposite direction to play???. The only other criticism of an otherwise excellent course? Extraordinary amounts of fescue litter the entire course. Regardless of your ability bring lots of balls as you may get frustrated. May be a name change? Fescue Pacific?
Brick Miller - 2010-07-07