Tickets Officially On Sale for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship plus Addition of Travel Ticket

Jimenez, McCarron, Sluman, and Browne comment on the 2017 Event

VICTORIA, BC (April 5, 2017) - Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers announced today that tickets are now officially available for purchase for the PGA TOUR Champions event. An exciting addition to the current ticket offerings is the new travel ticket package - a joint initiative from Pacific Coastal Airlines and the Tournament to make the Event more accessible to fans from the mainland. 

The all inclusive travel ticket will consist of three different tournament pass options, as well as round trip flights into Victoria for the Event from Vancouver or Prince George and tournament transportation from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Bear Mountain Golf Resort. The following travel ticket options are available:

Vancouver to Victoria

Ticket Option 1 (Price: $325 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Champions Clubhouse pass from Friday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 2 (Price: $225 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Weekly grounds pass from Wednesday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 3: (Price: $175 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Any Day grounds pass to use for any one round during event week

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

 

Kelowna OR Prince George to Victoria

Ticket Option 1 (Price: $400 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Champions Clubhouse pass from Friday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 2 (Price: $300 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Weekly grounds pass from Wednesday – Sunday

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

Ticket Option 3: (Price: $250 - incl. tax):

  • 1 Any Day grounds pass to use for any one round during event week

  • 1 Roundtrip flight voucher on Pacific Coastal Airlines

To purchase general tickets or one of the above travel tickets, visit www.pacificlinkschampionship.com. In addition, fans can also enjoy 20% off their flights from Pacific Coastal Airlines by using promo code PLC17 if purchasing airfare directly from the airline at http://www.pacificcoastal.com/ 

The largest sporting event held on Vancouver Island will see golf fans from across Canada watch PGA TOUR Champions legends, including 2016 Defending Champion Colin Montgomerie, compete this fall in the 2017 edition of the tournament. And there is no shortage of interest from other PGA TOUR Champions players: “It was a great experience. It’s a beautiful place. I think it’s a great golf course. We enjoyed our time in Victoria very much, and I’m looking forward to going back,” said Miguel Angel Jimenez, who finished T3 at the 2016 Pacific Links Championship and won this past week in a playoff at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Scott McCarron - runner up at the 2016 Pacific Links Championship - commented: “I love being up in Victoria. My mom is from near there, up in Kaslo, Canada, so we had some relatives come over and watch us play. Bear Mountain is a beautiful resort and a great golf course – I just love being up in the mountains. It’s one of my favorite places we played last year.”

Jeff Sluman agreed stating: “I thoroughly enjoyed the golf course, and fortunately played well. The crowds were terrific, and Victoria was one of the most beautiful, breathtaking places I’ve ever been in my life. I just really can’t wait to get back there and play it, see it again, and experience it a bit more. I was really overwhelmed with the whole event, and the surrounding area. I had never been to Victoria, and it won’t be the last time I’m there. I thought that much of it. I said, ‘If we didn’t have a place in Chicago, and wanted to spend the summer for three or four months someplace, this would be an ideal spot.’”

“It’s an absolutely beautiful place,” said Olin Browne. “The golf course was in very good condition. It was spectacular to go up there, Dan Matthews was a great host, and I thought the volunteers and everybody did a tremendous job with the golf course. It was a treat to be invited to go up there and play, and I’m looking forward to going back.”

You can also spot some of the golf stars that played in the 2016 event at the Masters this week, including Bernhard Langer, Larry Mize, Mark O'Meara,Vijay Singh, and Ian Woosnam. 

The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Tournament week will commence with Official Pro-Am’s on Wednesday and Thursday, where participating teams will play alongside a PGA TOUR Champions professional over 18 holes of premiere golf. Competitive action will follow with 54 holes of championship play from Friday to Sunday, with no cut.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com   by clicking on the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200.00

For information on corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities or group packages, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com or (647) 468-3500.

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co- Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. 

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com  

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/ 

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

 

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Brad Parkins

Tournament Director

P: (647) 473-7100

E: bparkins@sportboxgroup.com