• British Columbia Golf Covid-19 Current Information & Updates

    COVID-19: Straight From The Science Journals

    A roundup of new pandemic-related findings

    Courtesy The Tyee

    With misinformation and deliberate disinformation running almost as rampant as the virus that causes COVID-19, we thought it would be best to go to the source for the latest insights. Compiled by veteran medical journalist Brian Owens, this is a roundup of some of the newest science on the COVID-19 pandemic, straight from the scientific journals.

    Read complete article HERE.

    B.C. Launches COVID-19 Support App

    Courtesy CTV News Vancouver Island

    VICTORIA -- The B.C. government has launched a COVID-19 support app to help provide residents with the latest information on the ongoing pandemic.

    The app can be downloaded through the Apple Store or Google Play and is also available as a website online here

    Besides acting as a platform for posting information and alerts, the app also features the B.C. government’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool that can help residents decide if they need to seek coronavirus testing.

    The self-assessment tool can also be found as a standalone test online here

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    Memo on behalf of British Columbia Golf in collaboration with Golf Canada:

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    In light of the heightened global concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), British Columbia Golf and Golf Canada are closely monitoring Health Canada and Government resources as well as consulting with various partners including the Canadian Olympic Committee, PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and others.

    COVID-19 is something that the entire sport and golf community both internationally and domestically are taking seriously, especially with respect to the health and well-being of our people as well as any potential impact on our athletes or events.

  • Three Fairmont Hotels In Canada’s Western Mountain Region Among Top 100 Golf Resorts

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Signature Hole - All Images Courtesy Facility

    BANFF, Alberta — GOLF Magazine, one of the world’s leading golf media companies, named three Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Canada’s Western Mountain Region — Fairmont Chateau WhistlerFairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs — to its list of the Top 100 Resorts in North America for 2019/2020.

    Selections were made by GOLF Magazine editors based upon feedback from GOLF Magazine readers, course ranking panelists and personal experience. All three properties were recognized in the all-around excellence category, with Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club taking the #3 ranking.

  • Vernon Steps Out Of The Golfing Shadows

    The City Of Vernon's Courses Are Working Together To Market The Area As A Golf Destination - Image Courtesy Spallumcheen GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- Myles Johnson is proud to call Vernon home. It’s where Johnson was born and raised, where he learned to golf and where he has spent more than 20 years in the golf industry. So it’s probably safe to say no one was happier than Johnson, the head professional of Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, when Vernon-area golf courses recently formed a consortium to market themselves as a golf destination.

    “I love it,” Johnson says. “I think for too long we have been trying to do things on our own and we end up being lost in the Kelowna-Okanagan shuffle. I think by doing things together we are going to let people know what we have and give ourselves better exposure.”

  • Head for the Hills! Golf BC's Kootenay Rockies

    Golf the 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. 

  • Kimberley Golf Club: Don’t Judge a Golf Course by Its Length

    KIMBERLEY, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — At first glance this assignment seems pretty pale in comparison to some other tests you may have undertaken. After all, the first hole at the Kimberley Golf Club is a par 4 measuring out at only 290 yards from the tips. I mean, how hard can that be?

    And then one step further down the scenic fairways, this whole track is compressed into less than 6,300 yards. So basically, it’s a walk in the park, right?

    Well, maybe not so much.

  • St. Eugene Resort

    CRANBROOK, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — As of right now, St. Eugene Golf Resort is seen by many as a two-dimensional recreational area, a golf course, and a casino. That’s about to change though, thanks to the vision of the property’s new CEO, Barry Zwueste.

    The new head honcho wants to take this area — set amongst some of nicest backdrops anywhere in B.C. — to hew heights by expanding on the services offered and by partnering with other facilities in the area to grow the interest of travellers by building off a great golf course and the popular casino.

  • Sea-To-Sky Activities Abound In Ka'anapali

    by Bryan Outram

    Long known as a romantic retreat and tropical playground, the Hawaiian Islands certainly offer tremendous options for the entire family as well, making this a great vacation destination able to suit the desires of all ages and family members.

  • Golf Course at Shadow Mountain Sold

    The golf course at Shadow Mountain has been sold to a buyers' group out of Edmonton.

  • The Columbia Valley Golf Trail: Eight of The Best

    The Columbia Valley Golf Trail is home to eight golf courses located between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley region of British Columbia.

    The Trail’s spectacular courses each offer unique golf experiences – from charming to world class and all within a 35 minute drive.

  • British Columbia: A One-Stop Golf Playground

    by Sue Kernaghan - written for Tourism British Columbia

    How's this for a golf getaway? You, your clubs and your favourite foursome travel the world, sampling the game in its myriad forms.