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 next to a golf cart

Visit the Balfour Golf Course for a true West Kootenay golf experience. — 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 course 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.

Golf course in Castlegar

Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park
: Castlegar, B.C.
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,712
What makes it special: The Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park has been lauded by Golf Digest and other prominent golf publications for its stunning appeal and tricky up-and-down layout. It was even ranked No. 2 in Canada by

Golf course 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.

- Photo courtesy Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

Golf course in Crawford Bay

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort
Location: Crawford Bay, B.C.
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,604
What makes it special: This 18-hole course grants incredible views of Kokanee Glacier and 10-minute tee intervals to ensure golfers get to play the course at a relaxed, easy pace, if desired.

Golf course 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 course 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.

- Photo courtesy Granite Pointe Golf Club and RV Park

Golf course 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 with a signature hole (No. 7) that is among the most popular in B.C.

Golf course 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. The rates are reasonable, and there are special deals on certain days for kids to try their hand at golf.

- Photo courtesy Redstone Resort

Golf course 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.

Golf course 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 course in Winlaw

Valley View Golf Club
: Winlaw, B.C.
Par: 70
Yardage: 5,411
What makes it special: This nine-hole course offers incredible views. Sand traps and water hazards provide a challenge amidst the meticulously groomed fairways.

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications and has been practising as a Certified Herbal Practitioner since 2005. View all of Danielle Cameron’s articles

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