Team Canada’s National Golf Programs have their first full-time home and it will be on the west coast.
The Bear Mountain Resort and Golf Canada have entered into a four-year partnership at the Victoria, British Columbia-area facility where they recently held a training camp.
Athletes and coaches of the Team Canada Amateur, Development, and Young Pro Squads will have year-round access to the property including all the golf, resort, and fitness amenities.
The resort is home to 36-holes of Jack Nicklaus designed golf laid out over 826 acres,
“We are very excited to begin this partnership with Bear Mountain and look forward to having our Team Canada players training at one of the best facilities in Canada,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons. “The facility is well-equipped to provide year-round support for our athletes, coaches and high performance training initiatives.”
During the next four years Bear Mountain will also host two Golf Canada championships.
“We are very proud that our facilities and community have been recognized by Golf Canada and we are pleased to move forward as their partner and their first Canadian training facility,” said Dan Matthews, President and CEO of Ecoasis Developments LLP. “Supporting athlete development is one of our foundational aspirations at Bear Mountain. Our goal since day one has been to elevate the overall golf experience at Bear Mountain Resort and offer a quality of play that is among the best golf opportunities in the country. Golf Canada recognizes this commitment and we welcome them and their young performance athletes and coaches to train with us at Bear Mountain.”