BCgolfguide at 2019 NAC in Texas!

It’s that time of year again when the team at BCgolfguide hits the road to spread the news about the outstanding golf travel  product available throughout British Columbia.

This year, the IAGTO North American Convention takes place in Austin, Texas at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Over 200 golf industry buyers and suppliers from around the world are in attendance.

A busy day at the 2019 NAC in Austin, Texas.

BCgolfguide joined the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in 2008.

At the 2019 edition, BCgolfguide will continue to take on an important leadership role, trumpeting all that makes the landscape of golf across British Columbia such a sought after global attraction.

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Golf Industry Adventures – Behind the Scenes

Playing a round of golf seems like such a simple proposition.

Really, as a recreational player, whether we play well or play poorly on a given day, our skin in the game is pretty much the green fee and the effort it takes to play.

Behind the scenes, golf course owners and operators face a barrage of details and circumstances that require attentive discussion and review, along with adoption of policies and procedures.

You know, all the stuff the majority of golfers really don’t care about.

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Top 10 Holes in the Okanagan Valley

When I took a stab at this project last fall, it was both an exciting and unenviable task.

The variety of golf courses throughout the Okanagan Valley create a golfer’s paradise. The length of the season is a boon for locals and tourists.

Indeed, I could write about the “50 Best Holes”! There are that many!

Note that all yardages provided are “from the tips”, yet each of these holes is designed with tee decks that effectively take some of the bite out of the long-distance challenges.

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Gallagher’s Canyon, Kelowna (#1: par-4, 434 yards)
You arrive in such a peaceful setting here, an historic layout in a quiet, residential setting. After a quick warmup, you may be summoned to the roof top. Yes, the roof top! It is indeed one of the coolest shots a player will strike while enjoying golf in the Okanagan Valley. For those not immune to first-tee jitters, be advised you will likely have a captive audience on hand, as the patrons in the restaurant and on its patio can almost reach out and touch you as you tee off. Successfully execute your drive into the narrow-ish fairway and the elevated green requires a demanding, skillful approach. Welcome to Gallagher’s Canyon!

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