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Kelowna Golf Courses | The Best Places to Play in 2021-2022

Jessie Rivest

Jessie started as our Marketing & Listings Coordinator in 2019...

Jessie started as our Marketing & Listings Coordinator in 2019...

Jul 16 9 minutes read

The Vantage West Realty team celebrating golf day on July 27th, 2020.

The City of Kelowna, BC in the sunny Okanagan Valley is one of the most popular golf destinations in Canada.

Kelowna area golf courses are known for world-class designs, exceptional weather, and beautiful lake & mountain views.

There are 15 golf courses in Kelowna and 2 golf courses in West Kelowna - all within 45 minutes drive from town.



The Okanagan Golf Season

Kelowna area golf courses open for the season when the snow melts in late March and early April, then ends with the arrival of snow in October or November.

You can book tee times at most Kelowna golf courses as early as 6:30am. If you’re looking for cheaper green fees later in the day, you pay less for tee times after 1:30pm.

Kelowna’s golf courses range in difficulty from easygoing pitch & putts to world-class championship links. This article shows you everywhere golfers can play in the Kelowna area this year.

The Best Kelowna Golf Courses for 2021-2022

For serious golfers looking for a challenge, these are the must-play golf courses in Kelowna, BC right now:

  • Tower Ranch

  • The Harvest

  • The Bear & Quail

  • Gallagher’s Canyon

  • Predator Ridge


A fairway at Tower Ranch Golf Club during sunset in Kelowna  British Columbia, Canada.

Tower Ranch Golf Club

Par 72, 7212 yards

Tower Ranch is an award-winning Kelowna golf course known for its hilly topography, difficult course design, and elevated views over the city and Okanagan Lake.

The restaurant patio at Tower Ranch with stunning views over the city and Okanagan Lake.

Tower Ranch is a links course, which means it has narrow fairways, rolling terrain, and tough greens that can easily add a few strokes to your scorecard. Overall, Tower is one of the most challenging courses in Kelowna, and ranks #12th best in BC by top100golfcourses.com

Their pro shop sells new equipment from brands like TaylorMade, Titlas, and Adidas.

 

An aerial view of The Harvest Golf club in Kelowna.

The Harvest Golf Club

Par 72/73, 7109 yards

The Harvest is a full-length golf course in Kelowna with wide, forgiving fairways that let you drive hard without worrying about landing off the fairway.

With excellent views over Kelowna and across Okanagan Lake to the Westside, award-winning service, a golf academy, and an awesome pro shop, The Harvest is Kelowna’s top-ranked golf course on TripAdvisor.ca - a perfect place to discover on holiday.

Check The Harvest website to book tee times.

 

A photograph of a fairway and water feature with a tall forested mountain in the background.

The Okanagan Golf Club

The Okanagan Golf Club is a 36-hole golf resort with two immaculately maintained courses: The Bear & The Quail. There’s a dining room open daily from 11:00am to 8:30pm, party hosting, tournaments, and events with up to 250 people.


An illustrated map of The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The Bear

Par 72, 6885 yards

The Bear is a 6885 yard course by Nicklaus Design, the world’s leading golf course design firm. The first 9 holes at The Bear are shady and hilly with elevated greens surrounded by ponderosa pines. The back 9 offers wider fairways, flat terrain, and numerous sandtraps & greenside bunkers.


An illustrated map of The Quail Course at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The Quail Course

Par 72, 6794 yards

The Quail is a 6794 yard course with elevated tee boxes, wide fairways, and challenging greens designed by Les Furber. The first 9 holes at The Quail are forested, while the back 9 opens up and gives you amazing views of the Okanagan Valley.

 

A Gallagher's Canyon 2018 white wine bottle resting between two wine glasses overlooking the golf course.

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club

Gallagher's Canyon is a golf and country club with two courses that have beautiful views over Kelowna and Scenic Canyon Park: Gallagher’s Canyon (18 hole championship golf course) & The Pinnacle (9 holes).

Their driving range has grass tee boxes making it a favorite for Kelowna golfers.


A fairway on the Canyon course at Gallagher's Canyon.

The Canyon Golf Course

Par 72/73, 6802 yards

Gallagher’s is a classic Kelowna golf experience.

The Canyon is a championship golf course with forgiving fairways, gorgeous landscapes, and elevated greens that challenge putters with curves, breaks, & greenside bunkers. Holes 4, 7, and 12 are doglegs that put any golfer’s skills to test.


A fairway on The Pinnacle course at Gallagher's Canyon.

The Pinnacle Course

Par 32, 1984 yards

The Pinnacle is an exceptional 9 hole course suitable for all ability levels.

The Pinnacle features elevated tee-off boxes, open fairways, and views worth seeing.

 

A view of a fairway and green next to accomodations at Predator Ridge Golf Resort.

Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Par 72, 6222 yards

Predator Ridge is a golf and resort community that’s named after the predatory birds that hunt the terrain between Kalamalka and Okanagan Lake.

Predator Ridge features 2 full-length courses, a practice facility, golf academy, and a gourmet restaurant with a local wine list.

It’s a 45 minute drive from Kelowna, or you can stay the night at one of the luxury villas, cabins, or apartment-style units - all of which are pet-friendly.

An illustrated map of The Predator Course.

The Predator Course

The Predator was designed by golf legend Les Furber and first opened in 1991.

The 18 hole Predator is now known as one of Canada’s most challenging courses.


An illustrated map of The Ridge Course.

The Ridge Course

The Ridge, which opened in 2010, is ranked amongst the top 30 golf courses in Canada for it’s challenging shots, scenic views, and unique design.

According to course architect Doug Carrick, “the key is just keep it in the fairway out of the bunkers and out of the long stuff.


Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club

Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club

Par 72, 6500 yards

Sunset Ranch is an immaculately maintained golf and event venue with tree-lined fairways and moderate difficulty. 

Their clubhouse and dining room has truly spectacular views of the Okanagan Valley, just 20 minutes drive from Downtown Kelowna. Book ahead for a table at their gourmet restaurant with great reviews.

If you like being close to the fairway, Sunset Ranch is a master-planned gated community with single-family, duplex, and semi-detached townhomes for sale.


A picture of Shadow Ridge Golf Club showing a green surrounded by water traps.

Shadow Ridge Golf Course

Par 71, 6423 yards

Shadow Ridge is a championship-length course with straightforward holes, wide fairways, and well-maintained greens near the Kelowna airport.

You can see the greens from most of the tee boxes, making this a great place to practice your driving. You can rent out their golf venue for tournaments, weddings, and other events.

 

Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Par 72/73, 6323 yards

Kelowna Golf & Country Club is a moderate course centrally located on Dilworth Ave featuring power cart rentals and a beautiful clubhouse. 

Kelowna Golf & Country is a semi-private golf club, which means you need to be a member (or be with a member) to play.

Compared to other Kelowna golf venues, the country club is considered to be a medium difficulty course. In 2021, Kelowna Golf & Country is celebrating their 100th year of business.


A golf hole at Black Mountain Golf Club with an island green surrounded by water.

Black Mountain Golf Club

Par 71, 6394 yards

Black Mountain Golf Club is a championship golf course with narrow fairways, elevation changes, dog-legged holes, and a lot of water traps.

The signature island green on hole 2 makes for an unforgettable golf experience.

 

A view overlooking Shannon Lake Golf Course in West Kelowna

Shannon Lake Golf Course, West Kelowna

Par 71, 6294 yards

Shannon Lake Golf Course is a full 18 hole course located in West Kelowna’s Shannon Lake neighborhood.

Shannon Lake keeps their fairways and greens in great condition. Overall, this is one of Kelowna’s more forgiving places to play golf, and perfect for beginners or intermediate players.

 

A scenic view above a water feature extending into a fairway with sandtraps and mountains extending into the distance at Kelowna Springs Golf Club on 480 Penno Rd, Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Springs Golf Club

Par 71, 6256 yards

Kelowna Springs Golf Club is a public golf course that’s good for beginners; it features short holes, forgiving fairways, and almost no elevation. That means you can recover a bad drive on the 2nd or 3rd stroke - not your 5th or 6th.

 

Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy at 3509 Carrington Rd, West Kelowna, BC

Two Eagles, West Kelowna

Par 65, 5005 yards

Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy is a public 18-hole golf course on the Westside with mostly par 3 holes, scenic views, and a restaurant offering a great dining experience.

You get fantastic views from their back 9, driving range, and clubhouse patio.

 

Mission Creek Golf Club at 1959 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC

Mission Creek Golf Club

Par 61, 3873 yards

Mission Creek Golf Club is a mid-length beginners’ pitch and putt with mostly par 3 holes located along KLO Road that also hosts tournaments and golf events.

Their on-site restaurant, Yanni’s Grill, has an indoor dining room and outdoor patio with drinks and a small food menu.

Mission Creek also hosts youth golf events throughout the year.

 

Michaelbrook Golf at 1085 Lexington Dr, Kelowna, BC

Michaelbrook

Par 63, 3721 yards

The par 3 pitch and putt at Michaelbrook is one of the most affordable places to play a round and practice your short game.

After your round, order up cold drinks or food from the menu at Brookside Grill which has a dog-friendly patio. Michaelbrook has a convenient location 15 minutes from downtown in East Kelowna.

 

The 19 Greens putting course at night.

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