As our rented pontoon boat cruised towards the middle of Kamloops Lake, I cracked my local craft beer and took a reclusive moment to soak in the surrounding views. I reflected on the invigorating morning round we had just experienced at neighbouring Tobiano Golf Course and thought, I could sure get used to this.
We sat down on the patio adjacent to the first tee for a post-round beer and I excitedly scurried to choose a few photos to post on social media. When it came to describing what I thought about Victoria Golf Club after our maiden voyage, I just went with my gut -- if Pebble Beach and Pasatiempo had a baby and shipped it up to Canada, it would be Victoria Golf Club. Bold, perhaps, but after having some more time to chew on it, I generally stand by my statement.
Western Canada is chalk full of beautiful golf courses. Regardless of what style of course you prefer, there's no denying the beauty and uniqueness of Canadian mountain golf, and Greywolf is no exception. Greywolf is perched up among the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia's stunning Columbia Valley, a 20-minute drive up the mountain from the town of Invermere. Designed by Canadian golf course architect, Doug Carrick, Greywolf opened for play in 1999. This was our second visit to a Carrick-designed course, the first being stunning Magna Golf Club.
The Valley Course at Bear Mountain Resort, located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, is often referred to as the slightly tamer of the two Jack Nicklaus designed courses on property, but it is by no means tame. You are still treated to a thrilling and challenging mountain golf experience with elevation changes, beautiful views, tough greens, and a remote feel to each hole.
One thing Beth and I never get tired of doing is traveling to British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan Valley. We were back there again for a quick Thanksgiving road trip this month and completed some unfinished business at Osoyoos Golf Club by playing their Park Meadows Course. Based on our previous positive experience on their Desert Gold Course, we were excited to see what the easier of the two courses had in store...
As 2016 approaches, we can't help but reflect back on what an amazing 2015 season we've had. We started the year on an incredible three month road trip, where we set sail in Calgary and drove through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and saw nearly the entire coastlines of California and Oregon. We were fortunate to play a lot of amazing courses in 2015. Looking back, it's almost hard to believe that we played all these courses in one calendar year.
Black Mountain Golf Club is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan region. As I've mentioned before, golf in the Okanagan is one of the many awesome things that attracts visitors to this region. The wineries, orchards, lakes, beaches and stunning landscape are no slouch either ...
Tower Ranch Golf Club is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan. In addition to golf, the Okanagan boasts beautiful lakes, orchards, vineyards, and Tower Ranch has a birds-eye view of it all. Carved high up in the hills, Tower Ranch offers up some of the best vistas in the area ...
Osoyoos Golf Club is located in the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley, just minutes from the USA border in the town of Osoyoos, British Columbia. Osoyoos is a hot spot for tourists in the summer, literally, as it boasts some of the warmest weather in all of Canada. In addition to great weather and … Continue reading Review: Osoyoos Golf Club (Desert Gold Course)
Penticton Golf and Country Club is a semi-private golf course located in the south Okanagan region of British Columbia, in the community of Penticton. The Okanagan is known for beautiful lakes, beaches, orchards, wineries, and you guessed it, golf courses. Penticton Golf and Country Club is a great example of why golf is a big … Continue reading Review: Penticton Golf and Country Club