STAFF EDITION: Our Favourite Golf Courses in the Okanagan

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The Thompson Okanagan has more than 50 – 18 hole courses that offer beautiful panoramic views of the picturesque mountains, lakes, dessert, vineyards and orchards. Some of the courses are award winning and designed by world renowned golf architects and with the many months of great golf weather the Thompson Okanagan is a top golf destination in Canada, North America…. even the world we would argue – Here are our Favourites!




LOCATION 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 542-3436

A premier golf resort in Canada with 36 holes of championship golf this is a must play course for avid golfers! Over the last 25 years it has been consistently recognized as one of the best courses in Canada and twice hosted the Word Skins game featuring top PGA players in the world. The challenging Predator course was designed by legendary golf course architect Les Furber with rolling hills, long grass and rolling greens makes this course a round you will never forget.  The Ridge Course was voted Best New Course by SCOREGOLF and features breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan and granite outcroppings – A stop that must be made next time you’re in Vernon!

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LOCATION 38 Holloway Dr Kamloops, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 434-7373

Located just outside of Kamloops overlooking Kamloops Lake, Tobiano is known as one of the most picturesque courses in all of Canada.  This par 72, 7,328 yard from the tips course will test even some of the best golfers. Designed by world renowned architect Tom McBroom, Tom took full advantage of the land and created a course where every hole has a panoramic view, so even if you’re having a bad day on the course, the view will always be good!

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LOCATION 575 Black Mountain Dr Kelowna, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 765-6890

As one of the newest courses in Kelowna, Black mountain Golf Course has proven to be one of the most impressive! Although not very long, this par 71 courses will test some of the best player’s abilities to keep some control of the ball – and best of luck on #5, the island green has been known to eat up a few strokes for players! Even if you put one in the water, you will still feel like you’re playing #17 at TPC Sawgrass.

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LOCATION 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd Chase, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 679-3098

Set above the shores of Little Shuswap Lake, lies one of the newest Golf Course in the Interior BC.  Built into the side of a Mountain, Talking Rock’s elevation changes are nothing to joke around about, especially throughout the back 9. Make sure to have your camera ready for the 18th hole, which runs along the shores of Little Shuswap Lake! While you’re there, check out the Quaaot Lodge as well to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding woods! Golf and stay packages are always available!

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LOCATION 2960 Tranquille Rd Kamloops, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 376 3231

The newly re-designed Kamloops Golf & Country club is a must for golfers of all variety. The generously wide fairways are a great for the average golfer that likes to spray the ball a bit – but you don’t want to slice or hook it too much as the fairways are lined with large, mature trees so it may be good to practice those tight-lie shots! With the course sitting at just over 6,700 yards, walking the course is a great way to get out and get some exercise! Also be sure to pay head pro Brice MacDermott a visit for some lessons! He’ll be sure you’re ready to go!

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LOCATION 2649 Shannon Lake Rd West Kelowna, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 768-4653

Tucked into the mountains of West Kelowna, this course is perfect for the player who wants to play a longer course, but not drive a long ways to get there if you’re located in the Kelowna area! The newly designed layout of course is more compatible for 9 Hole play now, which is perfect for their Back 9 and breakfast or 9 and Dine golf specials! Hole #8 runs along the shores of Shannon Lake, so keep an eye out and see how the fishing is while you’re at it!

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LOCATION 652 Dunes Dr Kamloops, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 579-3300

The Dunes in Kamloops has lush fairways that carve beautifully through the natural sands and and leading up to a meticulously kept green. It measures 6,973 yards and caters to all levels of play with a choice of four tees. The Dunes is alwasy award winning, being names  named BCPGA Facility of the Year; Best New Course in Western Canada by Golf Digest; Platinum Award Winner Top 40 Public & Semi-Private Courses by Canada’s Golf Course Ranking Magazine and more! Make sure to have them on your list of where to stop next!

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LOCATION
 2404 Centennial Dr Blind Bay, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 675-2315

Found along Blind Bay just outside Salmon Arm, Shuswap Lake Estates has fantastic views of the Shuswap Lake and surrounding Monashee mountains. It is a well manicured  par 72 – 18 hole championship course that has beautiful and generous fairways for those that don’t always keep it down the middle, many bunkers for those who want to play…. in the sand, rolling greens, big beautiful trees and four big ponds that are picture worthy. Aside from the great golf, the facility also has tennis courts, sandy beaches and great restaurant!

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LOCATION 480 Penno Road, Kelowna, BCCONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 765-4653

Another Les Furber designed 18 hole Championship course that is laid out around seven spring fed lakes. It is a walkable and friendly course that is very well manicured and has garnered many awards from elite golfers, to the press such as Globe and Mail and everyday hacker such as us. In addition to the course there is also 18 hole mini put and the Legends Classic Grill offers a great menu, including Sunday Brunch!

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LOCATION 330 Rivershore Dr, Kamloops, BC | CONTACT Website, (250)573-4211

Being rated as a 4 Star course by the world famous Score Golf magazine, Rivershore Estates and Golf Links is a must if you are ever in the area. This links style course has a generous amount of bunkers (95 to be exact) so be sure to bring some towels and suntan lotion because you may be spending some time at the beach (Shameless Happy Gilmore reference). This course also offers some great views, lying above the Thompson River, be sure to take in some of the scenery while you play!

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LOCATION 3509 Carrington Rd, Westbank, BC | CONTACT Facebook, Website, (250) 768-0080

Located in the heart of West Kelowna, this par 65, 5005 yards from the back tee’s course is perfect for all variety of players. Whether you’re looking for a competitive round of golf with your buddies or a date night, Two Eagles will not disappoint. With a driving range that looks over Okanagan Lake, practicing your swing has never been more enjoyable! If it’s lessons you’re looking for, be sure to throw Dean Claggett or Ethan Danish a line, they are able to help fix any impossible game.

 

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