The Okanagan Valley is one of Canada’s top golf destinations. The valley’s warm dry weather, thirty golf courses, innumerable wineries and over one-hundred kilometres (sixty-two miles) of beautiful lakes make this region BC’s summer playground. Here you can play a nationally ranked course in the morning, sample award-winning wines on an afternoon winery tour, and dine at sunset on a lakeside patio.
The Okanagan’s courses have attracted such golfing giants as Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Mike Weir and the golden bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. While the entire region is blessed with fantastic golf, the top five courses that put the Okanagan on the golfing map are all centred around the valley’s largest town – Kelowna. The Kelowna golf courses will take you through Ponderosa Pine forests, alongside stunning ravines, over rolling terrain and beside some of the most beautiful vistas the valley has to offer.
After your rounds, you can choose from any number of activities. From winery tours and lake cruises to spa treatments and shopping, the Okanagan has your perfect après golf indulgence. Add consistently warm sunny weather to the equation and you will understand why the Okanagan has been a favourite vacation choice for generations. If you have been looking for a destination with superb golf and a sunny disposition, look no further than the Okanagan Valley.
The Okanagan Valley, and specifically, Kelowna BC, is four hours east of Vancouver and seven hours west of Calgary. It can be reached by highway from all four points of the compass. Kelowna International Airport is the largest airport in the valley and is serviced domestically by Air Canada and WestJet and internationally by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Airways and other US carriers.