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Golfing in the Kootenay Rockies

Want to take golf to the next level? Try elevating your game in the Kootenays. Home to more than 25 stellar mountain courses, the Kootenay Rockies region is a charming, away-from-it-all golf destination. Enjoy riverside resorts, hidden gems tucked near small towns, and dramatic mountain scenery.

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Invermere and Golden Golf Courses

Enjoy alpine golf at its best at Greywolf Golf Course; this Doug Carrick- design is renowned for... Read more its challenging elevation changes and dramatic fall line. Play along the mighty Columbia River at Golden Golf Club, which features white silica-sand bunkers and huge, rolling greens. Eagle Ranch Golf Resort has embraced its setting to create an extraordinary golf experience, the Bill Robinson-designed layout ranges from open fairways with 360-degree valley views, to tricky holes in mini-canyons, and greens with mountain backdrops. At Windermere’s Copper Point, play two impressive mountain courses: The Point and The Ridge.

Copper Point Golf Club

Carved from the natural beauty of the land, Copper Point is the essence of exceptional golf. The spectacular backdrop of the Kootenay Rockies provides a golf experience that offers dramatic elevation changes, lush fairways, strategically placed bu...
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Golden Golf Club

Voted as the #1 Hidden Gem in BC (Inside Golf, 2012 & 2014) and ranked the #23 Top Track in BC (Inside Golf, 2014), the Golden Golf Club is a crown jewel of the Columbia Valley, a truly must play course.

The naturally serene setting, mea...

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Panorama Mountain Resort - Summer

Imagine a place...where families discover a life outdoors, where adventure seekers test their limits, where you're at home in the mountains. You've arrived at Panorama Mountain Village and the name says it all.

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Kimberley and Cranbrook Golf Courses

A quartet of stunning mountain courses makes Cranbrook and Kimberley prime golf destinations. At... Read more the historic St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, a Les Furber-designed layout plays along a river valley beneath jagged peaks. At Shadow Mountain, the Wayne Carleton-designed course features rugged bunkering, contoured greens, rolling bentgrass fairways, and fabulous mountain views. In nearby Kimberley, Bootleg Gap offers 27 holes of scenic Furber-designed golf.  Also in Kimberley, Trickle Creek Golf Resort swerves through a forest at the base of Northstar Mountain.

Trickle Creek Golf

Woven through the rugged alpine environment, crossing creeks and diving with the slopes of North Star Mountain, Trickle Creek Golf Resort is one of the most thrilling golf courses you'll ever play. Located in beautiful Kimberley, British Columbia,...
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Hot Springs

Experience the heat of the moment at the many Kootenay hot springs. Just follow Highway 93 and... Read more 95; it’s part of BC’s Hot Springs Circle Route. Join the locals at the rustic Lussier Hot Springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, check out the lavish spa and pool complex at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, or wander through a cave at Ainsworth Hot Springs, where hot mineral water rises from the earth and stalagmites form in abundance. To cool down, take a plunge in the stream-fed cold pool.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort - Riverside Golf Course

Riverside Golf Course offers a true valley experience, crossing back and forth over the scenic Columbia River and ideal for all skill levels. An enjoyable course to play - and walk - and boasts one of the longest seasons in the region.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort - Mountainside Golf Course

Situated at the base of the BC Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort's Mountainside Golf Course is a true Columbia Valley golf experience. It's a classic - being amid the first of its kind and caliber in the area, Mountainside Golf Course l...
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Nelson and Creston Golf Courses

Marvel at nature and enjoy plenty of wildlife sightings – including deer, osprey, herons... Read more and the occasional bear – at the Creston Golf Club. It’s gorgeous, tree-lined layout is set near bird-rich wetlands. At Kokanee Springs Resort, the classic Norman Woods design meanders through forests with stunning alpine scenery. Granite Pointe Golf Course, which opened in 1920 and expanded in 1993, boasts beautiful views of the Kokanee Glacier and Kootenay Lake.

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Places to Eat

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Fresh Tracks Café Express

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Jackson's Hole & Grill

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Lon: -117.2942096
Canadian (New), Bars, Fish & Chips
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Oso Negro Coffee

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Lon: -117.293250082791
Coffee & Tea
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Outer Clove Restaurant

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Places to Stay

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Alpenglow B&B

Beautiful, cosy B&B for singles, couples, groups or families of up to 15 people.

European-style house with spacious, wood crafted rooms and beautiful woodwork throughout. Rooms feature either an ensuite, a private bath or shared bath. E...

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Copper Point Resort

Welcome to a whole new level of play and surround yourself with gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Copper Point Resort, Invermere's newest upscale hotel (2011), is the perfect compliment to four season fun and athletic appetites. After a day on our on...
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Kinbasket Lake Resort

Some of the best camping near Golden & Revelstoke may just be here, in what many call 'paradise'. Enjoy spectacular views, fishing, swimming, boat launch, docks, hiking & ATV trails, or as many do: just put your feet up & relax. Lakefront cabins w...
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Prestige Inn

Located in the Selkirk Mountains, along the west arm of Kootenay Lake in Nelson. A city rich with heritage and a hidden treasure in the West Kootenay region. The charming Prestige Inn is the perfect choice to relax and enjoy its surroundings.

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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to the Kootenay Rockies

The Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook has direct flights from Vancouver,... Read more Kelowna and Calgary. The airport is about 30 minutes from Kimberley, an hour from Fernie, and about 3 hours from Nelson or Rossland. Fancy a road trip? Nelson and Rossland are about an eight hour drive from either Vancouver or Calgary; Fernie is just three hours from Calgary. Revelstoke, on the Trans-Canada Highway, is about five hours from Calgary, or six from Vancouver.

Canadian Rockies International Airport

The expanded Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook hosts direct flights to two of Western Canada's gateway airports: Vancouver (YVR) & Calgary (YYC).

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