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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Victoria Golf Club

Given the large number of senior citizens in Victoria it is not surprising that golf is a popular sport. Here is a scene from the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay, a membership only club that is one of the oldest and finest golf courses in Canada. The golfer contemplating her next shot in this photo is in a scene that has probably not changed much since the course was established in 1893. That's Trial Island in the background and, further back, the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula.

7 comments:

Kitty said...

wow. What an idyllic place to play a round?

Guy D said...

What a great view, I love it.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Jacob said...

I've played golf in many areas, but it would be hard to beat this venue! What a striking place and this is a wonderful shot!

If I ever get to Victoria, I'll bring my clubs and you can get me into the club, right?

John Maslowski said...

A great capture of the golf course with a spectacular view of Trail Island in the background. Excellent layered landscape composition.

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks Kitty and Guy -it's a lovely course and one of its beauties is that you can drive through or past most of it and enjoy the view without paying the $150 green fee to play a round.

Jacob - since you're a golfer you're probably a member of a club in Florida so maybe you can get ME in.

John, thanks for your kind comments. I really admire your photos, especially what you do with HDR.

Jacob said...

Well, Ben...when I first retired, I played golf almost every day...and belonged to a club in Fort Lauderdale...but I haven't played hardly at all since moving to Ocala...we have lots of good golf courses, though, and there's no problem getting on most of them...so c'mon!

postie said...

As a local here Ive always loved this course. I have played it twice many years ago when I was younger. I have also caddied on it for a few summers. It is usually not crowded so I assume its hard to get on and only with a member or someone very important. anyway if your a member please invite me to play lol