The Okanagan Valley is a beautiful part of British Columbia, with stunning vistas, rolling hills and incredible wine country. It’s also a great place to golf! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, there is something for everyone in this picturesque Canadian region. Here we have compiled a list of five of the top golf courses in the Okanagan Valley, so you can get out and experience some of Canada’s best landscapes while enjoying a thrilling game.
Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club
Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club is one of the premier courses in the area. The 18-hole championship course offers stunning panoramic views from every hole on the course. This challenging course has been designed by renowned golf architect Les Furber and rises up from sea level to almost 400 feet above sea level, making it enjoyable for both beginners and experienced players alike. In addition to its beautiful scenery, Gallagher’s Canyon also features an on-site restaurant, practice facilities and clubhouse.
Talking Rock Golf Course
Talking Rock Golf Course is located north of Kelowna off Highway 97 and features an18-hole championship course that climbs up into the Monashee Mountains between Abbotsford and Penticton. This exquisite parkland golf course was designed by renowned architect Thomas McBroom who blended his unique design style with natural elements like trees, ponds, streams and bunkers to create an exciting challenge for all levels of players. With its gorgeous views across Lake Osoyoos and surrounding mountainside, Talking Rock is a must play for any golfer visiting the area.
Predator Ridge is one of only eight Audubon Certified Gold Signature Sanctuaries in Canada and provides two 18-hole championship golf courses – The Predator Course, designed by Doug Carrick; and The Ridge Course which was redesigned by Ian Andrew in 2013 – amidst panoramic mountain views and lush woodlands filled with wildlife such as deer, moose and even bears (which are often sighted near holes 1 & 2). Predator Ridge also boasts several quaint on-site accommodations including hotel rooms, townhomes, cottages and cabins making it perfect for overnight stays too!
Harvest Golf Club
The Harvest Golf Club offers stunning views over Lake Okanagan from its 27 holes which were carved through terraced hillsides high above Kelowna’s cityscape giving players spectacular vantage points from nearly every hole on either their par 72 Championship Vineyard or Lakeside Oaks courses. This exceptional Robert Cupp/Brian Curley design is also rated amongst Canada’s Top 100 courses making it one not to be missed while visiting the Okanagan Valley.
Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club is located just minutes away from downtown Kelowna near Airport Way next to Black Mountain Park offering amazing panoramic views over both Kelowna City Centre plus Big White Ski Resort – making every round here nothing short of special! The Par 71 golf course incorporates elevated tees as well as breathtaking waterfalls found throughout guaranteeing that no two rounds are ever alike at beautiful Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club.
So there you have it: five of our picks for the top courses to play when visiting the Okanagan Valley! We hope this guide helps you plan your perfect vacation in BC so you can experience some of Canada’s most breathtaking landscapes paired with challenging yet rewarding games enjoyed amongst friends old or new!