• Taking On Vernon’s Big Three – The Rise & Predator Ridge

    The Rise Golf Course In Vernon Is A Fred Couples Signature Course - All Images Credit Gord Montgomery

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    Having warmed up on more modest terrain at the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club and Vernon Golf & Country Club, iG writer Gord Montgomery was ready to test his skill, and wayward shot-making abilities, at higher elevations in the North Okanagan as he headed upward and onward to challenge The Rise and Predator Ridge Resort’s two courses.

    VERNON, British Columbia — A bit of a drive upwards in Vernon can change your perspective of golf in a big way. The dramatic elevation changes tossed your way at both The Rise, a Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, and the two outstanding tracks at Predator Ridge Resort, The Predator and The Ridge, mean you’ll be using every club in your bag.

    At the same time though, you’ll be using every shot your phone camera can handle with stunning hilltop views of Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond.

  • Vernon Knocks Your Socks Off With Great Variety Courses (Part 1)

    Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club In Vernon, B.C. - All Images Credit Gord Montgomery

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    VERNON, British Columbia — Whether you choose to hit the links in Vernon, B.C. in the spring, summer or fall, you can be guaranteed one thing: You’re going to have your argyle socks knocked off.

    This city, located in the northern end of the famed Okanagan Valley, is resplendent with top-end golfing playgrounds and whether you’re a fan of parkland, mountain, or hybrid-links style of challenge there’s something to fit you, and your playing partners, in this vibrant community.

  • Kelowna Fall Golf Getaway

    Shannon Lake GC In West Kelowna - Image Courtesy Golf Kelowna

    Courtesy Golf Kelowna

    Golf is spectacular in Kelowna all summer, but in the fall when the shadows get a little longer, the sky is bright blue and course conditions are immaculate, it is hard to resist. Enjoy a 3-night, 3-round vacation based at Accent Inn Kelowna for only $449 (per person) complete with 18-holes each day including power cart, daily breakfast at the hotel and all taxes. That is just $149 per day.

    Play golf at Shannon Lake, Shadow Ridge and Kelowna Springs, all local favourites. Shannon Lake’s West Kelowna location make it the perfect place to start. The elevation changes and tight fairways will challenge you, but after your round the great food and friendly service at Courses Restaurant will welcome you.

  • Play Where The Pros Do

    Gallagher’s Canyon Pinnacle Course - All Images Courtesy Golf Kelowna

    By Golf Kelowna

    Natural beauty, abundant sunshine, crystal clear lakes and an extended golf season are all reasons that Kelowna is truly a golfers paradise!

    Add in impeccably manicured fairways, incredible vistas, towering pines, natural grasses and majestic willows and the golf experience you are searching for can be found at any of Kelowna’s 19 spectacular golf courses

    Now imagine yourself playing where the pros do. Kelowna plays host to one of the three Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada events held in British Columbia each year. Okanagan Golf Club’s The Bear course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, provides a challenging qualifying site.

    Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club hosts the four-day main event, which starts on June 13th, and is known as the GolfBC Championship. The tournament brings golf tour players to compete on The Canyon’s challenging fairways and well protected greens while trying not to be distracted by the awe-inspiring vistas.

  • Your Perfect Spring Couples Weekend: Golf, Dining and Relaxation

    Gallagher's Canyon In Kelowna - All Images courtesy facility

    By Golf Kelowna

    Friday Afternoon: The Couple that Learns Together

    Golf is a sport that you can play together for a lifetime. Whether you are both new to the game, experienced players or both, flexible scheduling and customized personal instruction will get your weekend off to a terrific start.

    You may both approach the game differently, but that is what golf is all about. Enjoy some time outdoors, learning together.

  • 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.