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 even more relaxing.
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.
Closing Date: Last week of October (weather dependent)
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.
Closing Date: October 16
Golf on East Shore
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.
Closing Date: September 30
Just a ten minute drive from Kootenay Bay is Riondel Golf Club, with its 9-hole course having the desirable title of the "Friendliest Golf Course in the Kootenays"!
Closing Date: September 30 (honour box open until there's snowfall)
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!
Closing Date: October TBD
To experience a golfing road trip around the area for a few days, or a week, visit #kootenayroadtrip.