Predator Ridge, Vernon photo credit: Predator Ridge


Thompson Okanagan Golf Trail — Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops

Our golf courses take advantage of the region’s unique terrain and spectacular vistas — Come, Play, and See what everyone’s talking about!

Natural, rolling terrain characterizes the Thompson Okanagan valleys, making them two of the best sites for golf courses. 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 courses in one of the planet’s most beautiful destinations.

Day 1 — Vancouver to Oliver drive (4½ hours) or Kelowna to Oliver drive (1.5 hours)

Your first round of golf takes you to Oliver, the official wine capital of Canada. Start your afternoon off with a round of golf at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, a 30-minute drive south of Penticton. The desert theme of the golf course and clubhouse blends in beautifully to the native surroundings. Owned and operated by the Osoyoos Indian Band, Nk’Mip Canyon is a striking blend of natural contrasts divided into the desert-dominated Canyon Nine, which delights in throwing the elements at an unwary golfer, and the more laid-back Grove Nine whose verdant fairways and greens welcome a long drive and a satisfying putt. Don’t forget a hat as temperatures can get as high as 40 Celsius and watch for rattlesnakes on some holes!

Overnight in Penticton or Summerland.

For some evening fun, consider a little Blackjack or Poker at Lake City Casinos at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Day 2 — Penticton to Kelowna (50 minutes)

You will rise early this day and travel north to Kelowna to golf at one of the many courses in the area.. Choose from Gallagher’s Canyon, Predator Ridge Resort, Harvest and two 18-holes layouts at the Okanagan Golf Club. 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. Play a walking layout one day, followed by a more mountainous challenge the next. Wherever you tee it up, our laid-back ambiance will cheer you as if you’d one-putted every green. Grapes love the same weather that golfers do, which is why 65 lush vineyards surround these five distinctive championship layouts.

Travel Trade Partners:
Grizzli Winery

Overnight in Kelowna.

Day 3 — Kelowna to Vernon (40 minutes)

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.

Travel Trade Partners:
Planet Bee Honey Farm and Honeymoon Meadery
SilverStar Mountain Resort

Overnight in Vernon.

For some evening fun, consider a little Blackjack or Poker at Lake City Casinos.

Day 4 — Vernon to Kamloops (1½ hours)

The day begins early as you travel north to Kamloops and your late morning round of golf at 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. Extensive range and practice facilities, an attractive clubhouse, pro-shop and indoor/outdoor dining lounge, complete the Thompson Okanagan’s newest resort golf experience.

Overnight in Kamloops.

For some evening fun, consider a little Blackjack or Poker at Cascades Casino in the Aberdeen area of Kamloops.

Destination Information:
Tourism Vernon