As part of a break in the Courteney/Comox area, my companion (non golfer) and I (addicted) had scheduled a two night stop at this well known golf resort as my treat to include a round of golf. Our check in, mid afternoon, was conducted most efficiently and so, following the map in our check in material we were able to drive and park at our villa overlooking hole number 1.
The villa suite was an upper level and much more spacious than we had anticipated, comprising a short hall, a full kitchen with four appliances and very well equipped, a dining area and large living room with a double sided gas fireplace and a balcony. There was a large king size bedded bedroom sharing the fireplace which also contained a jacuzzi and there was also an en-suite bathroom with a huge shower. Everything was functional and well maintained. Having unpacked and settled in we walked back to the clubhouse to explore and make arrangements for my round of golf the following morning. The golf staff were helpful and accommodating and added me to a member-guest pairing with a reasonable tee- time at 9.45 am.
By this time we were hungry so we explored the available on site food available. There is a small snack bar, The Sandwedge, beside the proshop suitable for intra-round snacks but we had higher ambitions and went to the area which combines a formal dining room overlooking the 18th green which also connects to a pub style area. Similar food is available in either spot and room service is also available in your villa from 5 to 9 pm. We elected to try the pub and were not disappointed. We had good food well presented with great friendly service at a reasonable price. Still light at this time of year we walked back to our room and after a short watch of TV retired for the night in sublime comfort.
The next morning we prepared our own breakfast after which I went to the club house to pick up a golf cart which I drove back to the villa to pick up my clubs. My companion left to explore the shops after I had loaded my golf clubs etc and I headed for the course to warm up at the very nice practice areas. It had rained quite heavily in the night, but although there was a slight drizzle the forecast was for clearing. Despite this the group I had been assigned to had cancelled so I was assigned to another pairing at 10.15 so I went and had a little extra breafast and coffee before practice. Having hit some balls and practice putts the rain had ceased but when I went to the starter I found my new par had also cancelled. Happily I was paired with a very pleasant husband/wife member pair who were good golfers and off we went and, after the odd raindrop, out came the sun for the remainder of the round. That was the only miracle of the day as my golf was somewhat erratic although I did improve on the back nine. The course is lovely, interesting and well maintained and there are tees for all level of players.
We checked out the following morning well satisfied with the golf resort experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let Crown Isle be your ultimate home base in the Comox Valley. Our hotel villas are nestled in the trees along the 1st fairway of our championship golf course, a tranquil nature escape with easy access to recreation, shopping & all amenities. Perfect for a golf getaway, corporate retreat, or a family vacation. The stunning 48,000 square foot resort centre features: the family-friendly Timber Room Bar and Grill; conference facilities; golf shop; and fitness centre. Accommodation ranges from hotel-style fairway rooms, to Villas with jetted tubs for two and full living room and kitchen. Two-bedroom and loft units also available. ... more less
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- Resort At Crown Isle
- The Villas At Crown Isle Resort Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada