Natural, rolling terrain characterizes the Thompson Okanagan valleys, making them one of the best sites for golf course locations. Renowned for its natural beauty, abundant sunshine, crystal-clear lakes, bountiful orchards, and world class vineyards — this region is, without a question, one of the most exquisite areas of Canada. Golfers return year after year to the Thompson Okanagan for its hot, sunny climate, extended golf season and the diversity and sheer concentration of premium courses. Discover incredible golf settings at one of the planet’s most beautiful destinations.
Day 1 — Vancouver to Kelowna (4.5 hours)
You will rise early this day and travel along the #5 Yellowhead Highway to Merritt and the 97C Connector to Kelowna for an afternoon round at the Harvest Golf Club. Gallagher’s Canyon, Predator Ridge, Harvest as well as The Bear and The Quail 18 hole courses at the Okanagan Golf Club are others to consider. They are all courses that wind through canyons, beside clear lakes and streams, across open, rolling hills, through working orchards, and in the shadows of stately pines.
Overnight in Kelowna.
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Day 2 — Kelowna to Vernon (45 mins)
The second day of your Okanagan Valley golf swing takes you to one or both golf courses just north of Kelowna. Chose from either Sunset Ranch Golf Club. Sunset Ranch’s natural beauty is rivaled only by its exceptional course conditions and playability for golfers of all skill level. Stunning vistas, rolling terrain, and the ever-present Scotty Creek meandering through the course, contribute to the beauty and challenge of this “must play” golf destination. Or if you prefer a bench course with commanding views consider Tower Ranch. Located on 446-acres of western-aspect ranchland, Tower Ranch features sweeping views of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake. The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Thomas McBroom and is part of a master planned community. The Tower Ranch course features dramatically undulating land that provides an interesting and challenging course. Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine ranked the course as one of the top 10 new golf courses world-wide.
Overnight in Vernon.
Day 3 — Vernon
Your morning will begin with a trip north to Vernon at the stunning Golf Club at the Rise. The Fred Couples Signature Course is set amid 250 acres on a ridge overlooking Vernon and Okanagan Lake. Five tees on each hole offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Overnight in Vernon.
Day 4 — Vernon
This last day may be the best as you visit one of the preeminent courses in the north Okanagan. Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a property that boasts a variety of unique qualities ranging from spectacular vistas of wheatgrass meadows and rugged pine covered ridges, to natural lakes and streams that showcase the beauty of this remarkable setting. The resort offers 27 holes of spectacular golf with the Osprey, Red Tail and Peregrine nines. Each course has a unique style and beauty that challenges both the player and the enthusiast. Consistently rated as one of the finest golf courses in the country, Predator Ridge is one of only two public golf courses in Western Canada to rank in Score Magazine’s Canadian Top 25 for the past 8 years.
Days 5–8 Optional Golf Trail Add On to the Shuswap and Kamloops
Travel north 45 minutes on Highways 97 & 97 B to Canoe Creek Golf Course located just south of Salmon Arm. Canoe Creek’s unique design brings you a bit of the British Isles, offering more than 7000 yards of open fields, grass-faced bunkers, very playable greens and striking water features. This new addition to the region’s wide spectrum of golf facilities is PGA Veteran and current PGA Senior’s Tour member, Canadian Dave Barr’s first signature course.
Overnight in Salmon Arm.
Proceed west 30 minutes on Highway 1 to Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course. The recently expanded 18 hole championship course offers well bunkered, undulating greens, generous fairways and four beautiful lakes. This scenic course, Par 71, 6467 yards with three sets of tee boxes, provides a variety of challenges for both the accomplished and casual golfer. Practice facilities include a driving range, 2 practice greens, and practice sand bunkers.
Overnight at Quaaout Resort.
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Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf Resort
Proceed west on Highway 1 to Talking Rock Resort & Quaaout Lodge. Talking Rock was designed by well-known Canadian Architects, Graham Cooke and Wayne Carlton with the course meandering through a mature, sandy forest setting and ending with a breathtaking 18th hole along the shore line of Little Shuswap Lake. The unique design resulted in little alteration of the lands thus creating a course of natural and rugged character requiring strategy and thought for all players.
Overnight at Quaaout Resort or proceed to Kamloops
The day begins early to beat the heat as you travel west on Highway 1 to Tobiano Golf Resort 20 minutes west of Kamloops. Designed by Canada’s premiere golf architect Thomas McBroom and set upon rolling bluffs and canyon-cut ravines overlooking spectacular Kamloops Lake, Tobiano is certain to appeal to visiting golfers of all levels. Named by Score Golf Magazine as “2008 Best New Course” in Canada, the resort also has extensive range and practice facilities, an attractive clubhouse, pro-shop and indoor/outdoor dining lounge.
Return to Vancouver or overnight in Kamloops.