Head for the Hills! Golf BC's Kootenay Rockies
BC’s mountain-framed southeast corner is home to over 25 championship Kootenay Rockies golf courses - including many award winners. Many of the courses in this mountain-covered region make perennial appearances on Canada’s Top-100 list - but then, there is something special about playing golf in the mountains.
Maybe it's the rarefied mountain air, the views, dramatic elevation changes, spectacular scenery, wildlife, or an away-from-it-all atmosphere - whatever it is, playing golf in the Kootenay Rockies is a must for any golfer.
Start your Kootenay Rockies golf odyssey in the south of the region - the Canadian Rockies International Airport near Cranbrook and Kimberley makes for easy access to the area, with both towns boasting their own rather special courses.
Then head north where, just 1.5 hours up the road you will find the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, which offers you the most golf in the shortest amount of time. Explore eight golf courses on a route just 35 minutes and 39 kilometres (24 miles) from end to end. Much like the Columbia River that winds its way through the region, you can expect twists and turns aplenty on the trail courses, providing you with many wonderful hours of golfing. Insider tip: be prepared to club down… This is mountain golf, and the ball is going to fly!
Nowhere else in Canada - perhaps even the world - will you find a more spectacular mountain golf experience than the Kootenay Rockies. It's time to head for the hills!