At BCgolfguide, we’re proud to work with the team at Tourism Kamloops, along with our many golf course and hotel partners in the region.
Here’s a nifty spin from Tourism Kamloops – just how the 2020 destination golf experience is different from what many of us have gotten used to over the years. The Kamloops region continues to grow as a popular golf destination.
Continue reading “Tourism partners leading the charge to flatten the curve”
When I took a stab at this project last fall for publication in the Kelowna Daily Courier, 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.
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!
Continue reading “Top 10 Holes in the Okanagan Valley”
For travelers to and from the Okanagan Valley via the Trans Canada Highway and then through Sicamous, there is a cute little golf course highly visible to drivers south of Armstrong, B.C. and just 20 minutes north of Vernon.
It’s the nine-hole Royal York Golf Club. Continue reading “Royal York Golf Club to be sold / closed”