Tickets for Royal Beach Victoria Open Viewing

Tickets are required to watch the Royal Beach Victoria Open. 
Spectators can purchase tickets at the gates, or at the Pro Shop before. $10 daily and $30 for the whole event.


Victoria Open gets new title sponsor for three years!

Organizers of the Victoria Open, an official PGA TOUR Canada tournament, announced today that the event has a new title sponsor. “We are extremely excited to welcome Royal Beach as the sole title sponsor for the Victoria Open for at least the next three years,” said Scott Pritchard, executive director of PGA TOUR Canada.

Royal Beach is a large-scale mixed-use seaside community in Greater Victoria that is being developed jointly by Reliance Properties and Seacliff Properties. Last year, Reliance joined the Victoria Open as co-title sponsor. This year, Reliance and Seacliff will jointly be exclusive title sponsors under the name of their project, making the tournament’s new name, The Royal Beach Victoria Open.

“During the 15-year construction process, our development of Royal Beach will inject $1.2 billion into the local economy through job creation and spending in the community,” said Jon Stovell, CEO of Reliance Properties. “We want our economic impact to also extend to charities, and that’s why we are motivated to support events like the Victoria Open that raise money for worthy community organizations like Salvation Army Victoria.”

Last year, Reliance’s sponsorship helped the Victoria Open raise $125,000 for The Salvation Army. Since 2013, the tournament has donated $800,000 to local charities.

“We are extremely excited to again be the charitable partner of the Royal Beach Victoria Open,” said Salvation Army spokesperson Mike Leland. “This tournament is not just about golf; it’s about supporting people and building stronger communities.”

“We are long-term investors and participants in the communities in which we build,” said Jeff Luccock, president of Seacliff Group. “Our company contributes to many initiatives and sponsoring the Victoria Open is another way for us to help communities thrive.”

“We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Seacliff and Reliance that will have a significant charitable, social and economic benefit to the region,” said Pritchard

Victoria has hosted the event since 1981. This year, the tournament will be held from May 29 to June 5 at Uplands Golf Club.

“The Victoria Open is the most significant annual professional sporting event on Vancouver Island, bringing world-class golfers to the city and attracting spectators from outside of Victoria,” said Bruce Hallsor, president of the Victoria Open Golf Society.

The tournament boasts a long list of accomplished participants, including Steve Stricker who earned his first professional win in Victoria. Other past participants who are PGA TOUR members include BC natives Adam Hadwin, Adam Svennson, Roger Sloan, and Nick Taylor, as well Graham DeLaet, Tony Finau, and 2019 Champion Paul Barjon who finished in 10th place last week on the PGA TOUR.


Lengthy playoff pays off for American Stevens

Cleve Dheensaw ~ Times Colonist

The first call Scott Stevens makes after every tournament is to his mother, Tricia, and father, David, back in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Only on Sunday he did it as tournament champion, after winning the PGA Tour Canada Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by the Times Colonist, on the third playoff hole at Uplands over fellow American Jake Knapp. “My parents have sacrificed,” Stevens said of his golf career. “It’s lonely sometimes out here and you need the support.”

It’s part of chasing the dream. The $36,000 first-place prize was important for Stevens, but it was just another building block. The golfers at Uplands, crossing the road in the parking lot between holes, did so under a billboard featuring PGA Tour Canada alumni and current PGA Tour players Corey Conners and Tony Finau. All the current players on PGA Tour Canada hope there are bigger things in their careers.

“The money is a nice bonus but the ultimate goal is the Korn Ferry Tour and then the PGA Tour,” Stevens said. Only a few will get there, of course. But everybody playing at Uplands on Sunday was at a level — as author Roger Kahn once said about the minor pros — where you are good enough to dream. Stevens has already played in six career Korn Ferry Tour tournaments.

“The players are so good out here this week — any of the 156 starters could have won — and it’s such a fine line from here [to the Korn Ferry Tour],” said Stevens, a 2019 graduate of the NCAA Div. 1 University of South Carolina Fighting Gamecocks. Stevens and Jake Knapp, an NCAA graduate of the UCLA Bruins who played 36 events on the Korn Ferry Tour last season, finished tied after four rounds at 16-under 264. Stevens sank a clutch putt and birdied the 18th to force the extra holes. He then birdied all three sudden-death playoff holes, and Knapp the first two, as Stevens won on the third playoff hole by one stroke as the high drama stretched into the evening.

American Scott Stevens hoists the championship trophy after winning the PGA Tour Canada Royal Beach Victoria Open in a playoff at Uplands Golf Club on Sunday.

Royal Beach Victoria Open Charity

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Greater Victoria in 1897. As one of the largest direct-providers of social services outside of the government, its programs and services feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families in need every day, while helping others escape violence and addiction. Beyond helping with the basic necessities of life, The Salvation Army is transformational through its life-changing programs such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, jobs and skills training, budgeting and education classes – all of which help people find a way out of poverty permanently. Youth and children partake in summer camps, back to school backpack programs and receive gifts at Christmas, which all provide hope and a helping hand for families struggling to make ends meet. The practical, kind and compassionate face of The Salvation Army continues to be a beacon of hope strengthening the community we all share.

Last year over 2.6 million Canadians were helped by The Salvation Army though their various programs and services. To learn more about the organization, please visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

PGA TOUR Canada Record History

Uplands, established in 1922, now has a new course record of 60 ( 29-31 ) set by Cody Blick of Alamo, California on Saturday June 10th, 2017, playing in the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open: an Event on the MacKenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada.

Roger Sloan & Andrew Roque shot a nine under 61 (31-30) the lowest round in the 88 year history of uplands to take over the Course Record.

Sonny Skinner from Georgia shot a 62 (32-30) in the 1989 Victoria Open. This record wiped out the old record held by Canadian Legend Moe Norman who shot a 63 (34-29) in 1969.