Columbia Valley Golf Guide
The Columbia Valley has been a golfer’s playground for more than 40 years. Because of the great weather here on the sunny side of the Canadian Rockies, golfers have nearly a month longer on the course than in many other places. They begin to arrive as early as late March and they stay until the last ball is sunk sometime in October.
There are nearly 20 BC golf resorts and courses in our sun-blessed valley. From Golden and Radium Hot Springs to the north of Invermere, and all the way south to Fairmont Hot Springs, Kimberley and Cranbrook, there are more than a dozen 18-hole championship courses to experience, all of them consistently ranked among Canada’s best. There are also several that are more family-oriented, where everyone – both serious golfers and weekend duffers alike – can enjoy the experience.
Nearly all the courses boast well stocked pro shops and most have outdoor patios where you can sip a cool drink with a light lunch while you absorb the incredible scenery.
Because of the natural lay of the land in the Columbia Valley BC, most golf courses have been designed to accommodate the gentle curves and dramatic elevation changes of the terrain, providing a perfect blend of playability and enjoyment for the occasional golfer and plenty of challenges for the low handicapper. Imagine your ball soaring amid breathtaking views of the majestic Rocky Mountains to the east and the spectacular Purcell range to the west! Fill your lungs with pure alpine air as you stroll the miles of tree-lined fairway.
Before a big week of golf in British Columbia, why not warm up on a walkable, family-friendly 9-hole course with a driving range? Then, after the game, soak your cares away in one of the natural mineral hot pools in the area.
Many of the valley golf courses run programs for men and women during the season, and junior and after-school programs are extremely popular. One of the resorts even combines their 3-day summer kids’ program with an eco-adventure experience.
When you are planning your golf adventure in the Columbia Valley, be sure to check out our vacation rentals pages (coming soon!)and choose the perfect cabin, condo or private home from the wide selection available for you and your family or group.
So shine up your clubs, pack your bags and head to the Columbia Valley BC for a golfing vacation to remember.