Cordova Bay Golf Course
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Cordova Bay Golf Course is a full service facility offering a relaxed atmosphere, an 18 hole championship golf course, a spectacular 9-hole par 3 golf course, Victoria's best practice facility and the legendary Bill Mattick's restaurant. We invite you to join us for golf, dinner and fun.
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Elizabeth G
Burgess Hill, UK212 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Staff are super friendly and helpful. The starter was full of local knowledge, giving us the yardage of a few holes were a driver was not needed. Huge well maintained greens and lush fairways that were great to play off. It’s a course that you can walk easily which was a nice change. So glad to have played it.
Written July 11, 2022
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Steven I
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
Avoid at all costs. Much better courses in Victoria, with management that cares about their customers. Go to Bear Mountain or Highland Pacific instead!

We pre-booked 8 golfers coming from Edmonton. Jim Goddard (Director of Golf) quoted the twilight rate of 79 dollars, and required us to prepay as we were booking a month in advance. The total amount per golfer we prepaid was $119 including tax. Based on our conversation specifically about power carts being included, and his quoted twilight rate of $79, Jim made it seem like $119 was the total price to play, including the golf carts.

When we arrived, we were charged for full power carts, and pull carts. We also had a player who had a slip disk, and was unable to play. The lady checking us in said that she would refund the money for his green fee, but I had to contact Jim the next day.

When I contacted Jim the next day, he said that there is a premium to prepay (was $34), and that a refund for the injured player is not possible and that he can only provide a rain check (knowing that we are from Edmonton and will not be returning to Victoria anytime soon). Jim through the entire booking experience never once mentioned a $34 dollar premium pricing to pre-book outside of their booking window, and is quoted in an email saying that the only requirement to book before the booking widow is to "make a full payment at the time of reservation". In contrast, Bear Mountain refunded the full cost of the injured players green fees, no questions asked, and gave a deal for pre-booking.

Jim was argumentative, condescending, insensitive, and misleading, which was similar to how the rest of the staff at the golf course behaved. There are many good options for golf in Victoria, especially for people from out of town. Cordova Bay is NOT the place to go, especially at a $141 twilight rate.
Written June 20, 2022
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On_the_Road_Again
Gerrards Cross, UK989 contributions
Sep. 2021
Played the course twice. Staff were very friendly from the shop to the starter. Loaner clubs excellent, course for me the right level of difficulty. In other words not too many hazards or traps. Fairways amazing in quality. There's a convenient cafe between 9th and 10th and a good indoor and outside restaurant.
Written September 11, 2021
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Sasha W
1 contribution
May 2021
Staff mocked us while we were playing and when we brought it up to the manager we got completely dismissed and told that we must've misunderstood! Was really a hole in one for mansplaining with a dash of gaslighting 😂 Once they learn to hold their staff to professional standards and validate guests experiences, it would be a great experience but until then just skip this course and enjoy some of the other beautiful courses in Victoria (mocking free) and just as beautiful.
Written May 27, 2021
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Donn L
Haliburton, Canada148 contributions
Dec. 2020
We played 9 holes per day for three days and enjoyed every moment, although I may pass the 8th hole in the future, damn that creek!
Written December 9, 2020
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mcgillbc
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico18 contributions
Aug. 2020
Played Cordova Bay on Aug. 31 and the course was beautiful. The fairways were like carpets and the greens were immaculate. So why only 3 stars? My playing partner forgot his sand wedge on one hole but it was found by our friends playing in the group behind. They gave it to the Marshall to bring up to us but he never showed up. At the end of the round we inquired if it had been turned in but the Pro Shop said they had no knowledge of it and the Marshall had left and wouldn’t be back for two days. We went back out two days later and they still had no knowledge of it and said they didn’t know who the Marshall could have been even though we described him and that he was also raking sand traps. This is a left handed sand wedge so should have been easy to spot but it wasn’t in the lost and found. They made no offer to look further. So either someone is incompetent or someone is stealing clubs that are found on the course.
Written September 2, 2020
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Ian K
Victoria, Canada95 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Love the whole atmosphere. Staff is great, golf is as challenging as you want and a beautiful setting. Tough to beat.
Written February 5, 2020
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herbal_healer
Trail, Canada696 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
We golfed the 9 hole par 3 course on fathers day. The course is all short holes, less that 100 yards with a couple difficult-ish water holes. No need to bring your entire bag full of clubs. The course wasnt to busy just a little bottle neck on the water hole. Definately reccomend this little par 3.
Written June 18, 2019
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Fred_In-the-way
Dorking, UK81 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Friends
Each time I play Cordova Bay golf course I enjoy it even more. The fairways are like green carpets and the bunkers have plenty of sand! But it is the challenging layout that makes for an enjoyable round. The water features meander through the golf course in an unobtrusive way but need to be treated with respect.

A real gem!
Written April 9, 2019
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Henryj2
1 contribution
Mar. 2019 • Business
I saw the menu and nearly walked out. I laughed at the selection and prices. Ordered a simple beef burger. Never have I tasted meat so dry. No condiments on it. My water glass had lipstick stains on it. I heard the resteraunt was recently refinished. I asked to see a breakfast menu just to look at. No pancakes or even French toast? Waffles? Nope. Really sad. Dont waste your time here. If the owner is reading this. It's time for a new manager and head chef.
Written March 2, 2019
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