• 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.”

  • Golf Kelowna Announces 2 Mid-Week June Stay and Play Packages

    Averaging over 2,000 hours of sun every year, Kelowna offers one of the longest, driest golf seasons in Canada. Vineyards, orchards, semi-desert terrain, rolling hills, and expansive lakes make the golf courses in the area some of the most picturesque in the country.

    That’s not all: many clubhouses also offer amazing dining experiences that range from casual to gourmet. With 19 courses that range from easy-going to ego-shattering, there is something in Kelowna for every skill level.

    Kelowna is the proud home of the Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada taking place at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club June 11 – 17th.

  • Golf in the Heart of BC: the Okanagan Valley

    Golf in BC's Okanagan Valley

    British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley – arguably BC’s best known summer destination - is home to some of Canada's best wineries, fruit orchards as far as the eye can see, desert hills and turquoise lakes making for spectacular vistas - and 19 epic golf courses.

    The region also has some of the country's best golfing season weather to take advantage of said golf courses. Averaging over 2,000 hours of sun every year, Kelowna and surrounds offer one of the longest, driest golf seasons in Canada.

  • Fairview Mountain Excited To Host 113th British Columbia Amateur Men’s Championship

     The 'Jewel' Of The South Okanangan, Fairview Mountain GC, Is Ready To Host The Best Male Amateur Golfers In The Province This Summer

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Known by locals as the Jewel of the South Okanagan, the Fairview Mountain Golf Club is set to surprise, bedevil and enthrall the province’s best amateur golfers this July when it hosts the 113th British Columbia Amateur Championship.

    The big prize may be the Bostock Trophy, which was won last year by Vancouver’s Jordan Lu in a thrilling five-hole playoff over Michael Belle, but every golfer lucky enough to tee it up at Fairview Mountain will come away impressed with how well-conditioned, challenging and fun the course is for all golfers.

  • 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.