Golf in the Province of British Columbia
The license plate does not lie. British Columbia is beautiful and that extends to the picturesque world of golf with over 330 courses across an incredible variety of landscapes. From the oceanside courses of Vancouver Island to the Rocky Mountains in the western Kootenay region, the province of British Columbia is home to some of the most stunning golf courses on earth.
Beginning on the west coast at "The Rock", Vancouver Island's best courses can be found along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail between Victoria and Campbell River. Play where an amateur Tiger Woods played his first BC course in 1994 at Olympic View Golf Course, then travel north along the island hitting 14 championship golf courses including Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design at Bear Mountain Resort Mountain Course & Bear Mountain Resort Valley Course.
Central British Columbia is home to the longest, driest, and warmest golf seasons in Canada, including popular summer destinations in the Okanagan Valley. The ideal destination for sun, wine, and dessert lovers, this region includes courses such as Predator Ridge at the top in Vernon all the way to the deep south of the Valley with Sonora Dunes in Osoyoos. Just north of the summer region visit the Tobiano Golf Course in Kamloops, winner of "Best New Golf Course" upon it's opening in 2008.
Breathtaking views and world-class courses meet you in the Rockies along the Columbia Valley Golf trail, a group of 8 courses between Radium and Fairmont Hot Springs including The Ridge at Copper Point and Mountainside. The Kootenay Golf Region is often referred to as the "hidden gem" of golf in Canada with a relaxed lifestyle that allows for affordable yet challenging play. Many courses in this region appear on Canada's Top-100 list including the Greywolf Golf Course in Panorama.