Check out our guide to West Kootenay golf courses

Play your way through this list of popular golf courses in the West Kootenay region

Balfour golf course with people playing golf, lakeview in background.

Visit the Balfour Golf Course for a true West Kootenay golf experience and exceptional views. — Photo courtesy the Balfour Golf Course

Next time you’re in the West Kootenay area, add golf to your recreational to-do list. This sport offers a way to take in the natural beauty of this region at a relaxed, leisurely pace.

You can find a host of quality golf courses in the West Kootenay, each with its own charm and signature features:

Golf courses in Balfour

Balfour Golf Course
: Balfour, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,800
What makes it special: The Balfour Golf Course (affectionately referred to as the BGC) offers a BGC Advantage Program to locals who play there regularly, along with other promotions and packages to save money. Signature hole seventeen provides an expansive and incredible view of Kootenay Lake and the entire course is walker-friendly.

Golf courses in Castlegar

Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park
: Castlegar, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,712
What makes it special: This championship 18-hole semi-private course has been lauded by Golf Digest and other prominent golf publications for its stunning appeal and tricky up-and-down layout. A 20-site RV park is adjacent to the golf course, allowing for stay-and-play opportunities.

Aerial view of the Christina Lake Golf Club, showing greens and clubhouse.

After a round of golf at the Christina Lake Golf Club, pay a vist to the welcoming restaurant and clubhouse. — Photo courtesy Christina Lake Golf Club

Golf courses in Christina Lake

Christina Lake Golf Club
: Christina Lake, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,785
What makes it special: The Christina Lake Golf Club can be found at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 39. The course is located on a scenic plateau with views of the Kettle River and wildlife on all sides.

Aerial view of the Kokanee Springs Resort, showing fairway and greens set amongst trees, lake and mountains in far distance.

Plenty of impressive views are to be found when playing a round of golf at Kokanee Springs Resort. — Photo courtesy Kokanee Springs Resort/Facebook

Golf courses in Crawford Bay

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort
Location: Crawford Bay, B.C.
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,601
What makes it special: Set amongst towering evergreens and cedars, this 18-hole course grants incredible views of the surrounding mountains and Kokanee Glacier. 10-minute tee intervals ensure golfers get to play the course at a relaxed, easy pace, if desired.

Golf courses in Fruitvale

Champion Lakes Golf & Country Club
Location: Fruitvale, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 5,916
What makes it special: The Champion Lakes Golf & Country Club offers nine holes, leading golfers through a narrow valley surrounded by trees and out onto wide open, rolling fairways.

Golf courses in Genelle

Birchbank Golf Course
Location: Genelle, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,788
What makes it special: The serene Birchbank Golf Course has one of the longest golf seasons in the area, running on average from April 1 to October 31.

Clubhouse at Granite Point Golf Course, Nelson bridge and lake in background.

Granite Point is a scenic mountain golf course close to Nelson. — Photo courtesy Granite Pointe Golf Course/Facebook

Golf courses in Nelson

Granite Pointe Golf Club and RV Park
Location: Nelson, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,200
What makes it special: Granite Pointe Golf Club and RV Park began in 1920 as a nine-hole course that Nelson locals fell in love with. It’s now a spectacular 18-hole course that overlooks the community. Signature hole (No. 7) is among the most popular in B.C.

Golf courses in Riondel

Riondel Golf Club
Location: Riondel, B.C.
Par: 60
Yardage: 3,494
What makes it special: The nine-hole Riondel Golf Club is considered one of the friendliest places to golf in the Kootenays and is located only ten minutes from the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The rates are reasonable, and there are special deals on certain days for kids to try their hand at golf.

Golf courses in Rossland

Redstone Resort
: Rossland, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,863
What makes it special: This mountain course designed by the legendary Les Furber offers tons of elevation changes, chutes, streams, ravines and other exciting hazards to navigate. Some consider it one of the finest and most beautiful courses in Canada.

Sand trap in foreground, fairway on sunny day at Redstone Golf Club.

Redstone Golf Club near Rossland is regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in Canada. — Photo courtesy Redstone Golf Club

Golf courses in Salmo

Salmo District Golf Club
: Salmo, B.C.
Par: 70
Yardage: 5,760
What makes it special: The Salmo District Golf Club is a charming nine-hole course operated by a non-profit group. This organization has been providing area residents with affordable golf access for five decades and counting.

Golf courses in Winlaw

Valley View Golf Club
: Winlaw, B.C.
Par: 70
Yardage: 5,411
What makes it special: This family-friendly nine-hole course offers incredible views. Sand traps and water hazards provide a challenge amidst the meticulously groomed fairways. Free RV and motorhome parking is available on site for customers.

Golf courses in Kaslo

Kaslo Golf Club
Location: Kaslo, B.C.
Par: 36
Yardage: 2,750
What makes it special: This nine-hole course has been around since 1923, challenging players for more than a hundred years!

Clubhouse at Salmo District Golf Club.

The Salmo District Golf Club features affordable, family-friendly play. — Photo courtesy Salmo District Golf Club/Facebook

Danielle Cameron

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