Eagle Point Golf Resort Kamloops – Fall Tidbits

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Aeration of the Greens
It is that time of the year again! We are aerating the greens on September 24th, 2018.  $10 off green fees will be offered until Wednesday September 26th, 2018.

Construction at the Course
Notice to our members and guests at Eaglepoint Golf Resort.  We will be updating the roof and painting the main building starting on Monday September 17th, which will continue for the following 10 days.  This will not affect any golfers or guests to the golf course.

The Hell2Heaven Golf Challenge

California Golf Challenge Celebrates Extremes, Adventure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: What may resemble golf’s version of mood swings, players will experience the lowest of lows and highest of highs in one day at the Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge. This bucket-list event, set for the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, is destined to be a marriage made in, ahem, Heaven!

Daring participants will begin their odyssey in Las Vegas by boarding (or self-drive) a deluxe motor coach for a 3-day/2-night journey to Death Valley and Mammoth Lakes, CA for an adventure guaranteed to provide lowlights and highlights during a one-day, 36-hole competition on two of the most contrasting courses imaginable on the planet.

“During my global travels, I’m always searching for out-of-the-box golf experiences,” said Robert Kaufman, chief architect of the Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge. “Luckily, I discovered one here in California where Mother Nature created some unbelievable landscapes to serve as a backdrop for a golf challenge that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world.”

Welcome to Hell: After spending the night at Death Valley National Park, the first 18 holes of the Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge will be contested at Furnace Creek GC, the world’s lowest elevated course situated 214 feet below sea level with lush fairways and summer temperatures that routinely hit 115-plus degrees. For us mere mortals, that qualifies this region as Hell, as well as deserving its own ring in Dante’s Inferno.

Redemption: Heated over your morning round? Don’t sweat it. Following a 4-5 hour journey alongside the majestic Eastern Sierra, enter a polar opposite universe at Mammoth Lakes with ideal summertime temperatures and a chance to atone at Sierra Star GC, the highest elevated course in the Golden State at 8,000 feet. Tip: modify club selection due to the altitude change. After playing in the valley of death, this four-season mountain playground is a heaven to die for.

Ready For The Challenge? The Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge, a benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Southern California Golf Association Junior Golf, is open to golfers of any skill level. Cost for a two-person team is $1,900. Singles, at $950, will be paired. The all-inclusive package includes: two nights accommodations, two rounds of golf, transportation, meals, tee package, and much more. The winning team earns a 4-day/3- night golf getaway package for four people to The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, AZ.

For more information and to take advantage of the early bird registration, visit Hell2HeavenGolfChallenge.com.

BCgolfguide Attends Major International Golf Travel Conference

Recently, Ross and Danny attended a large conference in Miami for the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

BC Golf Guide is an active member.

This annual conference attracts hundreds of fellow golf tour operators, golf course and hotel suppliers, destination marketing firms and more for three days of group and one-on-one meetings examining the golf travel world.

Ross attended to wave the B.C. flag and spoke to dozens of tour operators from around the world about the exciting golf regions we represent throughout the province.

Many tour operators had clients that were interested in coming to Canada – some for the first time – and engaged Ross on costs, sample itineraries and more.

Danny met with over 40 U.S. and international hotel and golf course suppliers for specials and great deals to promote to our large database of golfers.

Hotels and courses in California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, the Carolinas, Mexico, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland, England and Spain were introduced to what would attract the Canadian golfer to their region. Many specials will be coming soon.

Next year the conference is being held in Bend, Oregon and plans are already in the works to offer a B.C golf trip or two to the attendees to showcase golf in B.C.

A special thank you to our resort partners in Florida for their outstanding hospitality including PGA National Resort & Spa, Luis and his crew at Turnberry Isle Resort, and to Paulo and Carrie at Trump National Doral Resort in Miami for hosting the event.

Cheers to all!

More Course Opening Updates

Okanagan Golf diehards, here is a quick summary of courses open and opening soon… Conditions in many cases are very wet, carts may not be allowed on the course, please check with each course prior to booking.

Now Open

  • Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  • Kelowna springs
  • The Harvest Golf Club
  • Two Eagles Golf Course
  • Orchard Greens Golf Club
  • Mission Creek Golf Club
  • Michaelbrook Golf Club
  • Summerland Golf Course
  • Shannon Lake Golf Course

Friday Mar 31st

  • The Bear Course at Okanagan Golf Club
  • Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Shadow Ridge Golf Club (9 holes)
  • The Pinnacle Course at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club
  • Vernon Golf & CC

Sat. April 1

  • Black Mountain Golf Club (tentative)

Thurs. April 6th

  • Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club

Fri. April 7th

  • Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club
  • The Rise Golf Course
  • The Quail at Okanagan Golf Club

Wed. April 12th

  • The Predator Course at Predator Ridge Resort
  • The Ridge Course

More Course Opening Updates

Eaglepoint Golf Course Kamloops –  Opening Friday! We will be opening Friday March 17th on holes 3 thru 9 for walking only. It will be $15 per round for the 7 hole experience. We will open more holes and for the use of carts as weather permits. If the weather calls for tee times or a cross over or to be closed due to possible weather / frost conditions then that is what we will do. With this knowledge, please call in the day before to make sure that you are aware of what is happening on any given day.

Harvest Golf Club – Spring may finally be here!!  In the last 72 hours we have seen a fair amount of snow melt and we have been able to get on the course and assess the conditions.  Looking at the forecast, we still anticipate the course opening date to be FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, but this will still be dependent on the weather cooperating.  If this projected opening date changes, we will of course update you immediately. The Driving Range will open with the golf course on the targeted date of Friday, March 24th and will be on mats. Again, this is weather dependent and you will be notified of any changes. Expect walking only for the first week of open play.

Golf Course Opening Updates

Columbia Valley Area Springs Course: April 7th – Radium Course: April 14th – more to come in the days to come, please book mark this page! The Range in Kelowna is now open – I will be hitting balls this week finally!

Kelowna Region  – Black Mnt hopes to open March 31st, but more likely the following week. Sunset Ranch Golf Course is also hopeful for April 1st – check back with us!

Two Eagles in West Kelowna – expecting Wednesday March 15 for walking and this weekend for power cart traffic.

Okanagan GC – Quail and Bear – Bear Course March 31st….Quail Course April 7th….both still weather dependent….

Gallagher’s Canyon is planning on March 31st, weather dependent

Shannon Lake hoping on March 20th but not 100% confirmed

Predator Ridge on track for April 12th – both courses.

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Kamloops Region

2017 BC Golf House Society Tradition Golf Classic



The British Columbia Golf House Society is a registered non-profit, created in 1987 with the express purpose of preserving, recording and displaying the history of golf and the golfers of the province. It is membership based Society and looks to golfers in British Columbia for support through memberships, sponsorship’s, and donations. The Tradition Golf Classic is the most important fundraiser each year for the BC Golf House Society.

Thanks to the generous support of the Board of Directors, the management and staff of the Shaughnessy G&CC and especially Mr. Ken Woods, Shaughnessy member, the 2017 Tradition Golf Classic will be held at Shaughnessy, the home of the Canadian Open in western Canada. All proceeds from the event will go to support the BC Golf House Society’s goal:

“To preserve BC’s rich golfing history”. The Tradition event will feature  foursomes with all players playing their own ball in a 2 of 4 best net format followed by a reception and banquet after the golf. Many terrific silent and live auction items will be available.  Cost $250.00 PER PLAYER – Register here

New Ownership at Canoe Creek Golf Course – Salmon Arm

Sean Foss and brother, Michael are the new owners of the Canoe Creek Golf Course in the Shuswap. Some big changes are coming and a re-branding the golf course,  a major renovation on the clubhouse, and improving the overall look and feel of the property.  All these are expected to be fully implemented for the 2018 golf season.

New for 2017 includes a brand new golf cart fleet and a paved parking lot.  There will also be a basic food and beverage service for this season – minimal in comparison to what will be offered in 2018. Ownership is retaining the services of Ray and Mike Riva going forward.  An important step to the success of the operation considering the phenomenal shape they have kept the course in over the years.

Winter Thaw is Finally Coming to the Okanagan

The Penticton GC reported they planned to open on the 1st, early season rates apply! Call to check on space 250-492-8727. Other courses are letting us know thrir planned dates, stay tuned as we update this page. The Osoyoos Golf Club plans to open on March 4th – Planned dates for Golf BC courses are below.

Gallagher’s Canyon: March 24
The Pinnacle: March 24
The Bear: March 24
The Quail: April 7
Nicklaus North: May 5