Trickle Creek Golf Resort is located in beautiful Kimberley, British Columbia. If you’re not familiar with Kimberley, it’s a cool little town of roughly 7600 people. In the summer it’s a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and, yes, golfers.
We were fortunate enough to stay at the Trickle Creek Lodge which was a great hub to see and do everything in Kimberley. It was especially handy to hop out of our king bed in the morning and stumble down the road to the golf course!
Entering the golf course felt welcoming, and we were greeted by a very friendly staff member at the roundabout bag drop.
After we checked in, we headed down the path to the grass tee driving range which is directly on the way to the first tee, along with the putting green.
The course isn’t overly long, a par 72 playing about 6900 yards from the back tees, but it does demand quality golf shots. The course is carved through dense forest along undulating terrain and sprinkled with carefully placed bunkers.
The short and flat par 4 1st hole is kind of misleading as far as what you can expect throughout the rest of your round.
The course immediately becomes more interesting on the par 4 2nd hole, where you’ll be hard pressed to find a flat lie for your downhill approach to the green.
The course provides a lot of fun scoring opportunities with reachable par 5’s and some short par 4’s, but really shows its teeth on the par 3’s. From the back tees, three of the four par 3’s played over 200 yards. It’s not too often I’m pulling two 4-irons and a 5-iron on par 3’s, but I definitely enjoyed the challenge.
The 210 yard par 3 3rd hole:
The 209 yard par 3 8th hole:
The most picturesque hole on the course, the downhill 174 yard par 3 11th hole, also their signature hole:
Although the 11th hole sets the bar high for picturesque beauty, the remaining back 9 still does not disappoint. I really enjoyed the elevation changes and aesthetically appealing bunkering. With a good mix of holes where you can rip it out there, and holes that require some careful placement, the back 9 will keep you very stimulated.
The sharp dogleg left 12th hole:
The par 4 15th hole:
The view of the 18th hole from the patio:
Beth and I both thoroughly enjoyed our round out at Trickle Creek. The course provided a good challenge while keeping it fun and fair. It was in great shape and the greens rolled pure.
After the round we made a pit stop for lunch on their patio. The food was very good and the service even better. With the sun shining and the beautiful view of the 18th hole, it was extremely difficult to leave.
I highly recommend adding Trickle Creek Golf Resort to your list of courses to play, and you won’t be disappointed staying up the road at the Trickle Creek Lodge. We look forward to returning again soon.