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April 16, 2024

Golf our Mountain Playground

Pack up the clubs, lace up the golf shoes and hit the links with your family and friends at one of the Kootenay’s many fine golf courses.  

Photo courtesy of Trickle Creek Golf Resort in Kimberley, BC

Across the Kootenay Rockies, our courses challenge golfers of all abilities.  If you need a quick fix, play a quick 9 holes at Bootleg Gap Golf course or if you have all day, get in as many rounds as you can at Golden Golf Club.  With plenty of wide-open space on each course, golfing in the Kootenays is the perfect summer activity to socialize with friends and family. Here are a few of the rewarding courses in the region:

Balfour Golf Club

18 holes of perfection situated alongside Kootenay Lake in Balfour, BC.  The course meanders through varying terrain, from tightly knit forests to wide-open fairways with expansive lake views.  With three of their five par-5’s in the first four holes, be sure to get a good warm-up in!  Book your tee-time. 

Photo courtesy of the Balfour Golf Course

Birchbank Golf Course in Trail

Golf early in the spring and late into the fall at the Birchbank Golf Course just outside of Trail, BC. Open from April 1 to October 31 most years, Birchbank averages 213 days a season!

Castlegar Golf Resort & RV Park

Sitting above the Columbia River just outside of Castlegar, this semi-private golf course offers some of the best value for the money of any golf courses in the Kootenays.  Stay onsite at their RV Park and save on the golf with their stay and play package.  Book your tee time.

Golden Golf Club

If you’ve got all day free and want to play more than 18 holes, visit Golden Golf Club for their all you can play – everyday special.  Or play during the week for one of their mid-week specials, including a free pair of golf shoes on Wednesday mornings and a free pack of balls on Thursday afternoons.

Golden Golf Club, photo by Best Impressions

Eagle Ranch Golf Resort in Invermere

The moment you arrive at Eagle Ranch Resort, you know you’re in for something special. Unquestionably, the atmosphere in the gorgeous timber-framed clubhouse and the award-winning restaurant is captivating. However, when you consider the quality of this awe-inspiring course – including the many holes that plunge down the fall lines, meander through the pines and cruise high along the bluffs – you’ve truly got a golf experience that goes above and beyond. 

Photo courtesy of Eagle Ranch Golf Resort

Fernie Golf Club

A perennial Kootenay Rockies favourite, the Fernie Golf Club speaks volumes about what a game of golf in this region is all about.The adventurous, mountain-surrounded course is infinitely playable, yet challenging for the low handicapper and the views, well, they’ll knock your socks off! This is also one of the friendliest clubs around.

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay

Stay in one of their course-side villas or book a guest-room and play at your leisure at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort.  Old-Growth cedars and immense evergreens line the course, providing an incredible nature experience with your round of golf.

Redstone Golf Resort

Described by players as a postcard image on every tee box, Redstone boasts stunning conditions and championship quality greens. Located in the Monashee Mountains, Redstone is tree lined and features rocky outcroppings, ravines, creeks, ponds and white silica bunkers casting an amazing backdrop to an outstanding Les Furber signature layout. While the tips challenge the low cap golfer, the forward tees enable the recreational player to enjoy an abundant variety of golf holes. Redstone has firmly established itself as a must play

Revelstoke Golf Course

Revelstoke Golf Course features views of snow-capped peaks and looming Cedars, all played out on the edges of the Columbia River.  Stay at any local accommodation provider and get 25% off your green fees with their updated Golf & Stay program.

Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke Golf Club

Riverside at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Why golf on just one side of the Columbia River when you can cross over multiple times?  Featuring six different crossings of the mighty Columbia, the Riverside Golf Course truly lives up to its name.  Stay at the Resort with their stay and play package and get complimentary access to their mineral hot springs for that soothing post-golf dip.

Slocan Lake Golf Club in New Denver

With narrow fairways and enormous evergreens, this challenging 9-hole course near New Denver demands precision with your drives.  The stunning views of the Selkirk Mountains and crystal-clear waters of Slocan Lake provide an incredible backdrop on this course.

The Springs at Radium Resort

With the Purcell Mountains to the west and Canadian Rockies to the east, The Springs Golf Resort near Radium Hot Springs will make any golfer’s jaw drop with beautiful views all around.

The Springs at Radium Resort, photo by Mitch Winton

Trickle Creek Golf Resort in Kimberley

Trickle Creek features one of the most unique holes in the Kootenays – their signature hole 11.  A par 3 with a steep drop-off from tee box to green, this 175-yard hole also features an iconic view of the legendary Fisher Peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook

At 7,127 yards, Wildstone Golf Course, in Cranbrook, sits among the longest courses in the Kootenays.  Unending views of the Canadian Rockies make this course one of the most memorable you’ll play this season.

Wildstone Golf Course, photo by Mitch Winton

Drive, pitch and putt your way through a golfing adventure this summer in the Kootenay Rockies.  The lake and riverfront courses playing out in front of vast mountain landscapes will make it a trip you won’t soon forget.

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