b'On my recent trip, after playing extensively in Victoria, I drove the scenic Malahat Highway to the Cowichan Golf Club for some peaceful parkland golf in the morning followed by a roller coaster ride at the popular Mount Tzouhalem trail.when you network near the town of Duncan. pair your Originally designed by the prolific Pacific NorthwestmountainThe par-5 opening hole architect, A.V. Macan, in 1947,on the Valley Course at biking withBear Mountain Resort. Cowichan Golf Club is ana little golf, underrated tree-lined layout with plenty of character and old-schoolwell, its ear-charm. Small greens, numerousto-ear grinning doglegs, and plenty of towering(with a little trees invite the near-forgotten art of shaping shots. A visit to thisgrunting club is definitely a memorable tripthrown in for back in time. good measure) In the afternoon I met up with Grant Lestock-Kay, the owner of Cowichan Cycles, for an awesome, two-hour ride at one of the islands best networks, Mount Tzouhalem. After a scenic 40-minute climb, Lestock-Kay, an accomplished riderGrant Lestock-Kay riding and downhill racer, led the way alongberms at Mount Tzou-a steep-and-ragged descent onhalem in Duncan, B.C.Rocky Mountain Ridge followed by a crazy-fast plummet down the bermy Double D flow trail.This is probably the most popular downhill trail on the entire island, he said as we stopped to catch our breath halfway down.Im not surprised, I said, grinningThe par-5 ninth at from ear to ear. This is about as muchCowichan Golf Club.fun as Ive ever had on a bike.On my return to Bear Mountainfour rides and four rounds into my tripit was firmly embedded in my mind that, yes, like wine and cheese, beer and nachos, pairing mountain biking with golf makes for a decadent little feast. Especially on Vancouver Island.JUN 2022 |BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF11'