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Balfour Golf & Recreation

Discover the Kootenay Rockies ‘best kept secret’ along the shores of Kootenay Lake.

The delightful Balfour Golf Course is a diamond in the rough and, certainly, one of the real charmers in a region chock-full of fantastic, off-the-beaten-path courses. With friendly staff, cozy clubhouse and dazzling views throughout interesting elevation changes – especially on the exquisite finishing stretch! – the Balfour Golf Course is a ‘secret’ you need to uncover on your next trek through the Kootenay Rockies.

2024 Rates
18 holes $80 (+tax)
(afternoon, matinee, twilight rates available)

May to September

Power carts ~ club rentals ~ concession with licensed dining and outdoor deck ~ pro shop ~ lessons ~ driving range ~ putting & chipping greens.

This hidden gem is located only 25 minutes north of Nelson, near the Kootenay Lake Ferry Terminal. This magnificent 6,530 yard course, designed by Les Furber, features private lakefront meadows and majestic forests. Winding up and down through the Selkirk Mountains, stellar fairway and green conditions cap an awe-inspiring golfing experience.

After your round, relax at the Mountain Osprey Grill. The restaurant offers a wide array of food and beverage options that are sure to satisfy any palate. The stunning patio overlooks the 1st and 9th holes. It’s the perfect spot for your apres golf enjoyment.

The Balfour Golf Course offers a number of exciting options such as the BGC Advantage Program, Stay and Play Packages, Tournaments and League Play, Golf Schools, Coaching Programs, Private and Semi-private Instruction, and Banquet and Catering amenities.  Check their website for complete information and details on each.

The Balfour Golf Course also offers nearby accommodation at the Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort and Event Centre. The lodge offers many amenities including a continental breakfast to overnighting guests and some unbeatable Stay and Play packages.

Explore the nearby city of Nelson.

Contact Information

602 Queens Bay Rd


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