Golfing

Balfour Golf Course
220 Edward St.
Balfour BC
250-229-5655

A prestigious, 18-hole, Les Furber-designed facility complete with a driving range, putting green, a full fleet of rental carts and a new clubhouse, with a fully-licensed restaurant, The Osprey Grill. Players will find the front nine carved neatly through a forested region with sand and water hazards strategically placed; while the back nine uses the mountains to provide elevation from tee to green and a breathtaking view across Kootenay Lake to the Purcell Mountains.

Eagleview Par 3 and Mini Golf Center
1285 Queens Bay Rd
Balfour BC
250-229-4455

Located on the grounds of the Kootenay Lakeview Lodge is Eagleview Golf Centre. Eagleview boasts a unique and challenging 9-hole Par 3 course as well as an undulating real grass 18-hole putting course. This is golf for the fun at heart with everyone able to play together and have a great day. Reasonable rates, onsite rentals and no reservations required.

 

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort
16082 Woolgar Rd.
Crawford Bay BC
250-227-9226

Kokanee Springs Golf Course is not easy to get to – just one of many reasons why this place is special. Getting to the Kokanee Springs course will likely require boarding a BC ferry, driving through a mountain pass (or two), or at the very least, numerous stops beside the road to study your map to get your bearings. Once at the course, it won’t take long to figure out that your tedious navigational work has been time well spent. This Norman Woods course is best characterized by immense rolling greens, wide tree-lined fairways, and spacious tee areas positioned for panoramic views. In fact, the rule of thumb at Kokanee Springs seems to be “go big or go home.” Perhaps one of the reasons Kokanee is so popular with the city crowd is the spaciousness of the property. At Kokanee you can take a deep breath and relax as you catch a view of the Kokanee glacier, crack open a locally brewed lager (that would be “the beer out here”), and peg it up on one of the finest “hidden gems” in Canada.

 

Granite Pointe Golf Club
1133 Richards St.
Nelson, BC
250-352-5918

The club is old! The vision of the golf club in Nelson dates back to 1919. Surprisingly, back in 1919 there were a group of men who felt that a good golf course was “absolutely essential in any town that has any pretension of being up to date” as quoted in the Nelson News. With splendid views of the Kokanee Glacier, Kootenay Lake, and the mountain city of Nelson, the Granite Pointe Golf Club is yet another gem in BC’s scenic Kootenay Rockies Region. The course, which underwent a complete overhaul and expansion to 18 holes by acclaimed architect Bill Newis in 1993, traverses through challenging terrain and features a number of risk-reward holes requiring precise shot-making. Be warned however, ‘precise shot-making’ can be hampered by the many magnificent vistas golfers are treated to while playing the course. The par-four 16th – which was chosen as one of the top 10 holes in BC – is a great example. Here golfers paint their tee shots against a backdrop that includes the crystal waters of Kootenay Lake, the historic buildings of Nelson, and the famed Kokanee Glacier!

 

Castlegar Golf Club
1602 Aaron Rd.
Castlegar, BC
800-666-0324

Praised by Golf Digest as one of Canada’s best courses for overall value and golfing enjoyment, the Castlegar Golf Club is also known locally for its friendly atmosphere, which has helped make it a favourite venue for social events and company tournaments. Golf Digest rated Castlegar Golf Club a four star golf course. Castlegar’s 18 challenging holes are set on an attractive plateau above the Columbia River, where you’ll be treated to some truly spectacular panoramas of the surrounding mountains. But don’t lose yourself completely in the mountain vistas, for you’ll have to stay focused if you’re to give one of the province’s best layouts a run for its money. Here the challenge lies not only on Castlegar’s well designed fairways, but its well manicured, rolling greens, most of which possess distinctive slopes that can be tricky to read. Castlegar Golfing Club is a championship 18 hole British Columbia golf course offering private lessons, driving range, putting greens, rentals, carts, clubhouse and Pro Shop.With and excellent practice facility, the full service championship golf course is a “must play” for any Kootenay Rockies golf holiday.

 

Kaslo Golf Club
419 Fifth St.
Kaslo BC
250-353-2262

Kaslo Golf Club has a beautiful 9-hole golf course, a clubhouse complete with restaurant, and rental equipment and golf carts for the general public.  Situated on the North Arm of beautiful Kootenay Lake in the West Kootenay area of British Columbia, the Kaslo Golf Club offers some unique enjoyments. One of the province’s oldest golf courses, it retains much of the basic charm of simpler times. At the Kaslo Golf Club you will be impressed with the views on each of the nine holes. A panoramic lake view the full length of the #1 fairway, and a glacier view on the 4th green will lead you to the 5th fairway lined with hundred-year-old apple trees, whose fruit you are welcome to enjoy in season.

 

Nakusp Centennial Golf Club
649 Hwy 6
Nakusp, BC
250-265-4531

The Nakusp Centennial Golf Course is nine holes on grass greens, located just two minutes southeast of Nakusp on Hwy #6. The course is 2610 yards, par 34 and a slope rating of 107. The Club House also offers “Fairway Cafe”. Being licensed, it’s a great place to relax after playing nine holes. Club & power cart rentals are available along with a practice green , as well as the Little Summit Driving Range, located right next to the golf course.

 

Slocan Lake Golf Club
101 Golf Course Rd.
New Denver, BC
250-358-2408

Often considered the “Jewel of the Kootenays,” the Slocan Lake Golf Club is nestled amidst the pristine waters of the Slocan Lake. The Selkirk Mountain range provides a picture perfect backdrop for those who wish to relax on the deck of the clubhouse and take in the scenery. Slocan Lake Golf Club is a public 9-hole course of modest length, 2682 yards. The challenge lies in the narrow fairways which are framed by enormous evergreens. It is exceptionally well groomed and is suitable for golfers of all abilities, but does demand precise shots. The course is an enjoyable walk over lush, level fairways. A round takes approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes. The Golf Club was established in 1927 and was officially formed as a 9-hole golf course in 1933. In 1951 the society know now as the “Slocan Lake Golf Club” was formed. The area is rich in history and has many local attractions including museums, heritage homes and lost mines. Vintage photographs and golf paraphernalia, such as antique wooden shaft clubs, are on display in the clubhouse.

 

Valley View Golf Club
6937 Hwy 6
Winlaw, BC
250-226-7241
Pro Shop: (877) 324-4653

Valley View Golf Club sits atop a hill crest in ruggedly beautiful terrain between Winlaw and Slocan. A place where visitors are always welcome, this public golfing haven draws most of its membership from Slocan Valley. With great views of the Slocan Valley from most every hole, Valley View is a wonderfully natural golf course. It follows the contours of the land and contains many interesting slopes and undulations. On land that was once the site of a large fruit orchard, its fairways range from open to tightly confined by trees. A moderate number of hazards are in play at Valley View, including traps on the 4th and 5th holes. The course is smartly maintained and kept lush throughout the season. Before or after your round, take advantage of Valley View’s attractive clubhouse, where you can fortify yourself with a delicious home cooked meal.

 

Riondel Golf Club
1298 Galena Bay Wharf Rd
Riondel, BC
250-225-3584

This immaculately maintained 9-hole executive course is a relaxing 1800 yards, where you can enjoy snow capped mountain peaks, wildlife, and glimpses of the lake. The course offers unique challenges for most every golfer with gullies, a meandering creek, and an apple orchard. Season passes, bulk passes, and club and cart rentals are available. The course is open from mid April to October, and is just 10 minutes from the Kootenay Lake ferry.

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