Fairwinds best on the Island

Fairwinds has been voted best on Vancouver Island by readers for the 2013 B.C.’s Best — People’s Choice Awards through BCLiving.ca

Fairwinds Golf Course is an Island favourite.

Fairwinds Golf Course is an Island favourite.

Fairwinds has been voted Best Golf Course on Vancouver Island by readers around British Columbia for the 2013 B.C.’s Best — People’s Choice Awards through BCLiving.ca

“It is always great to receive recognition,” said Ward Stouffer, director of golf at Fairwinds Golf Club. “It is even more special when it comes from the people who enjoy our product.”

According to Fairwinds’ Kyla Karakochuk, over 10,000 votes poured in from across the province, with people rooting for their favourite coffee shops, restaurants, parks and spas. People could vote once per day, with 25 categories to choose from.

The winners were announced Sept. 2.

“These are people and facilities that make B.C. such a great place to live and visit,” said Stouffer.

Rounding out the top three Island courses were Victoria courses Bear Mountain in second and Highland Pacific in third.

Fairwinds Golf Club is an award-winning, Les Furber designed 18-hole golf course.

It is the second of five golf courses on Vancouver Island to achieve its Audubon Certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.