Vancouver Golf Course Review

After spending two days at Belmont Golf Course a couple of weeks ago, while running a Nike Junior Tournament for the CJGA, we were looking forward to our to opportunity to play the course. The CJGA tournaments require us to be on course with the kids quite a bit so we got to see all the holes and the course was in great condition.

Jeff’s Opinion: On the scorecard, the yardage makes the course look short and with a Par of 70, thoughts of shooting a low number immediately came into my mind. However, while it may be “only” a Par 70, the six Par 3’s at over 200 yards each from the back tees make for some tough scoring. With lots of driver holes and a couple of long Par 5’s combined with water on a number of them, Belmont is a challenge. The course was very fun to play and was in great shape. The green speeds were also quicker then expected which was a good surprise. Belmont lacks a driving range, but makes up for it with a couple of hitting nets, a large practice putting green and a great short game chipping and sand trap area to warm-up or for some practice.

Tara’s Opinion: I also thought that the course was fun to play because I like par 3’s, and well, there are six of them, and also because the red tee yardage of 5,392 is right in my comfort zone. The use of a shuttle service is a nice touch and definitely necessary for anyone who chooses to walk and to keep the pace moving. The restaurant area both inside and in the tent are well furnished and inviting but the lack of a full kitchen means that the menu is very limited and there is no outdoor seating available. The golf shop, also being very small, did not have a large selection of either Men’s or Ladies’ clothing but the staff was very helpful as I was browsing.

We had a great day out at Belmont and would happily play this course again through the season. The course conditions, challenge and playability were excellent. If Belmont lacks anything it is in the after golf experience. There is no uncovered outdoor patio and the menu is small and lacking some creativity, but it is well worth the experience for the golf.