Nanaimo golf courses are welcoming and picturesque, set against the breathtaking beauty of Vancouver Island’s forests, mountains, and ocean. With three executive courses—including a casual pitch and putt— and two enjoyable 18 hole courses, Nanaimo has a golf course for everyone.
Nanaimo Golf Club
2800 Highland Boulevard
Nanaimo Golf Club is a beautiful, well-manicured par 72 course that’s among the best on the island. The 18-hole semi-private course has six sets of tees, ranging from 4,940 to 6,667 yards, designed by A.V. Macan. It is the most formal course within Nanaimo’s city limits, with standard etiquette and golf attire required. Nanaimo Golf Club has a covered driving range that’s suitable for play in all weather, as well as a pitching green and two putting greens. Players can unwind after their round with food and drinks in the Mt. Benson Lounge or on the two-level outdoor patio.
Cottonwood Golf Course
1975 Haslam Road
Cottonwood Golf Course is a public, par 72 course with three sets of tees that range from 5,230 to 6,210 yards. The golf course includes a wonderful mix of par 3, 4, and 5 holes, alongside creative water hazards and strategic bunkers.
Cottonwood Golf Course is popular with locals because of its excellent price point and consistent course conditions. Its location on the south edge of Nanaimo provides scenic views of the mountains, as well as airplanes taking off from the nearby airport. Cottonwood has clubs, gas-powered carts and pushcarts available for rent.
Pryde Vista Golf Course
155 Pryda Avenue
Pryde Vista Golf Course is a casual, laid back executive course conveniently located just off of Bowen Road. Pryde Vista has 9 holes that sprawl across 2,439 yards, and backs onto the Millstone River and Valley Oak Park. The par 33 course is excellent for new golfers and those who enjoy a low stakes environment. Both power carts and pushcarts are available for rent.
Eaglequest Golf Center
1601 Thatcher Road
Eaglequest Golf Center’s Nanaimo location, also known as Fiddlers Green, is a quick and fun par 27 course on the outskirts of town. It is the most family-friendly course in Nanaimo with Rules of Play that include “Have fun…seriously!”, “Why keep score?” and “Bring your kids next time!” The 1,286-yard course is excellent for beginners, while still challenging advanced golfers with technical shots. Eaglequest Golf Center also has a full-length driving range, which includes five heated stalls and a beat-up old car for target practice. The Eaglequest Golf Center’s pro-shop is well-stocked and has pushcarts for rent.
Beban Park Golf Course
2280 Bowen Road
Beban Park Golf Course is a beloved 11-hole course for casual play. This true pitch and putt golf course will challenge your short game. The longest hole is a mere 90 yards, making it an excellent course for beginners and families, as well as experienced golfers who want to refine their skills. Most players bring two to three clubs and walk the course, but pushcarts are available. Beban Park also has a 21-mat driving range facility that gets quite busy on sunny days.