Golf Canada and Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., have announced a four-year partnership in which Bear Mountain will become the official Canadian training centre for Canada’s national teams.
Bear Mountain, owned by Ecoasis Developments LLP, will provide athletes and coaches with year-round access to all onsite golf and resort facilities including the fitness facility and soon to be constructed premium golf training amenities.
Team Canada will also have access to the 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, located on 836 acres of rolling hills with mountain vistas and views of British Columbia’s seaside capital city.
“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,” he added.
Bear Mountain will also host two of Golf Canada’s championship events over the four-year period, while also serving as a potential host venue for a Golf Canada Foundation national fundraiser.
“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,” he said.
“Golf Canada recognizes this commitment and we welcome them and their young performance athletes and coaches to train with us at Bear Mountain,” said Matthews.
The Canadian training centre will serve as a home for Team Canada’s training camps—primarily for development team athletes during the shoulder season between October and March – including an upcoming training camp scheduled for February.
Team Canada athletes will be hosted onsite at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa during training camps.