While the course feels “away from it all,” Ardmore’s central location is a main draws for golfers.

Tee up for savings: Golf course offers affordable accessibility

Peninsula course drives home benefits of membership

Few sports offer the flexibility of golf. Parents, children and grandparents can all enjoy a turn around the links in the same foursome.

It’s that accessibility that’s at the heart of Ardmore Golf Course, a picturesque, nine-hole course in North Saanich.

“It’s a very welcoming, walkable and playable course,” says Axle Riley, Ardmore’s general manager and a PGA of Canada Class ‘A’ Professional.

At Ardmore, jeans and shorts are welcome, as is a friendly chat with the greenskeeper and a post-round beverage with friends in the licensed lounge or patio. At the same time, exceptional greenskeeping and PGA certified coaches allow players to fully enjoy and improve their game.

“Members really enjoy our laid-back, country club feel,” says Riley, who joined Ardmore last year after five years at Highland Pacific. “Members really get to know our staff, and enjoy the rural, natural environment. They tee off from one to nine and don’t really see other people.”

As one of the region’s most inviting public courses, membership isn’t required to play at Ardmore, but it does bring advantages:

Affordable and accessible: From junior memberships at $200 to full seven-day-a-week golf privileges for $1,155, Ardmore offers opportunities for everyone. Additional options include a weekday membership for $970 annually and a $710, “After 3” membership for golfers who prefer to golf later in the day.

All memberships include 10-day-advance tee time booking for either nine holes or a full 18, with alternate tees for your back nine. Members may also accompany up to three guests per day at special guest rates.

Location: While the course feels “away from it all,” in fact its central location is one of its main draws for golfers, who visit from across the region. Ardmore is just 22 minutes from the Uptown Shopping Centre, 10 minutes from Sidney, and five minutes from Victoria Airport.

Meet new friends: In addition to a variety of special events, including “9 and Dine” throughout the summer, new friends are easy to meet at Ardmore. Men’s and Women’s Clubs also enjoy weekly golf days, plus a variety of tourneys and gatherings. “They’ll get to make some golfing friends quickly,” Riley notes.

Extra benefits: Additional benefits of membership include a Golf Canada Handicap, use of the practice facilities – putting green, driving net and chipping area – a 10% discount on pro shop merchandise, and an option for golf club storage, Riley says.

Walk or ride: While the gently sloped and open layout makes Ardmore a very walkable course, those who prefer to ride, carts are available – including a brand new electric cart fleet coming March 1!

Just Posted

Long wait to reopen is over for Sidney gym

Owner of Sidney’s Anytime Fitness expects safety measures to be in place for some time

VIDEO: Langford man battling cancer honored with hot rod, motorcycle procession

Friends and family support Patrick O’Hara on his 73rd birthday

Langford Fire calm mother and daughter after being trapped in elevator

Three-year-old girl given stuffed animal to calm nerves

‘Seven baths in two days’: Homeless adjusting to life in hotels

Victoria passes motion to allow camping 24-7 in parks until June 25

Capital Regional District prepares to reopen regional campgrounds

Camping will look different at Island View, Sooke Potholes, Jordan River sites

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try… Continue reading

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

As SD84 schools look to reopen, Kyuquot and Zeballos opt out

Schools in Tahsis and Gold River will open on June 1, with 30 per cent students expected to come in

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

More than 4,700 people have died of overdoses since B.C. declared a public health emergency in early 2016

CMHC sees declines in home prices, sales, starts that will linger to end of 2022

CMHC said average housing prices could fall anywhere from nine to 18 per cent in its forecast

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Most Read