For a mountainous region, Nelson and Kootenay Lake region is incredibly well served by several high-quality golf courses, making the region a destination in itself for golf enthusiasts. With plenty of places to stay, and dine, your time off the course will be just as enjoyable, and perhaps more relaxing.
There's lots of room to swing here! Which translates to a safe golf experience. Businesses are working hard to keep you and their staff safe by following recommended safety protocols.
Golf in Nelson
Nelson has its own 18-hole course, Granite Pointe Golf Club, with spectacular views of Nelson, Kootenay Lake and the famous Kokanee Glacier. Granite Pointe's course dates back to 1919 and is a prominent feature in Nelson's mountainside location.
Golf in Balfour
The challenging 18-hole Balfour Golf Course is just half an hour from Nelson, and has lakefront meadows and beautiful surrounding forests. This quiet gem of a course serves up a healthy offering of stunning views and nicely maintained holes.
Also in Balfour, on the grounds of the Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre, is the 9-hole Eagleview Executive Golf Course. It's free for guests of the Centre.
Golf in Crawford Bay
The 18-hole Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay, designed by Norman Woods in 1968, is one of the flagship golf courses in the Kootenays. Accommodation is provided at the course, with fine dining and a takeout kiosk.
Golf in Kaslo
Nestled between the stunning Selkirk and Purcell mountains, the Kaslo Golf Course is a thoughtfully designed 9-hole course for all levels of golfers. Countless hours of volunteer efforts resulted in a new timberframe clubhouse in recent years, and views from the course are spectacular. No tee time booking is required. Just show up and we'll get you on!
To experience a golfing road trip around the area for a few days, or a week, visit #kootenayroadtrip.