Kapoors Summer 2016: Southern Vancouver Island travel blog

Our Friends Showed Us The Location Of The Golf Course The Night...

We Learned That All The Landscaping Was Done By Volunteer Members, What...

The First Tee Was Dedicated To A Former Member, Now Deceased, Note...

The Side Of The Bench Shows A Golfer Teeing Off, Beautifully Carved...

Each Tee Box Had A Lovely Sign, Seemingly Donated By A Local...

Anil Was Excited After His First Drive, But I Made Him Pause...

I Laughed When I Saw This Box, I Guess Anil Isn't The...

The Second Tee Box Was Also Dedicated To A Former Local Golfer...

What A Cute Idea, The Course Was Marked Out Using Flotation Devices...

It Was A Long Walk Uphill, Past A Tree That Looks Like...

We Both Had To Shoot Over The Pond On The 9th Hole,...


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BACKGROUND

According to their website “Quadra Island Golf Club overlooks the Sutil Channel and BC's mainland coastal mountains. The contours of this secluded forest landscape create an indelible nine-hole experience.

At 3,219 yards from the blue tees, this professionally designed course provides an enjoyable challenge for beginners and seasoned players alike.

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

We were told by our local friends that Quadra Island Golf Course is a work in progress. They members have completed the first 9 holes and we could see the beginnings of the second 9 holes being developed. It is our understanding that all the landscaping was done by volunteers and we were particularly amazed at the attention to detail at each of the tee boxes.

When we arrived at the first tee, we were greeting by a fabulous carved wooden bench, dedicated to a deceased golfer who obviously was a cherished friend of all. I was touched by the inscription on the plaque with the inscription “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss”

If that wasn’t enough to tug at the heart strings, a pair of the former golfer’s shoes were hung above the plaque. The side view of the standing wood on the right shows a golfer teeing off. Beautifully carved, something I’ll always remember.

All of the tee boxes were marked by striking cedar wood signs; painstakingly painted in bright colours. It appears that each one was sponsored by a local company. As we walked to another tee box we saw a second wooden sign dedicated to a late golfer. I suppose that with so many people retiring to Quadra Island, and spending their later years playing golf, it shouldn’t be surprising that many of them are no longer alive.

The course was very much beyond my limited abilities, but I enjoyed the afternoon just the same. It’s terrific to be able to explore such beautiful settings, on such beautiful days. The Quadra course is very much up and down, and with added narrow fairways, it was challenging for Anil as well. At the very end, I was expected to hit my ball over a large pond, from the red tees! I didn’t even try as I didn’t want to lose my ball, so I took a drop closer to the green.

I very much enjoyed all the work that the volunteers put into landscaping the course. There were interesting rocks placed at strategic positions all along the walkways, and I was tempted to photograph each and every one. I held back, as there’s only so many photos I can cram onto my laptop, despite the fact that the hard drive holds a terabyte of data!

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