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The Best Places to Golf in Kelowna

Posted on January 26th, 2022 in The Shore Recommends

Famous for its warm climate and outstanding scenery, the Okanagan is a destination for golfers from across the country. And for good reason! In recent years, we’ve won numerous awards and have become home to some of Canada’s best courses. Located in the heart of the valley, Kelowna offers an unparalleled golfing experience with views and fairways you’ll enjoy along the way. 

Centrally located in the South Pandosy neighbourhood, your suite at The Shore is only a short drive to Kelowna’s favourite golf attractions. Whether you’re an avid golfer or looking to learn, Kelowna has plenty of options to choose from. Why not enjoy a few rounds during your stay? If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some of our top recommendations.

Must-play Courses in Kelowna

The Harvest 

Easily accessible from the heart of Kelowna and a quick 10-minute drive from The Shore, The Harvest Golf Course features wide-open and forgiving fairways on a championship-length course. Designed by the renowned Canadian architect Graham Cooke, the course is dotted with the many fruit trees that inspired the club’s name, adding to the scenery and creating a truly unique feel. Due to the length, this course is best suited for intermediate to expert golfers.

After your round, consider dropping by the clubhouse for a delicious meal at Masa’s Grill. Inspired by the Canadian West Coast, Masa’s grill serves unique dishes using fresh and local ingredients. They have a wide range of offerings, from standard pub fare to unique dishes like their Shanghai Noodle Bowl and Masa’s Burger.

If you’re interested in exploring more flavours from the Okanagan after your round of golf, this course is located near many of East Kelowna’s best wineries. Kitsch Wines and The Vibrant Vine are both located less than 5 minutes away.

Location: 2725 K.L.O. Rd, Kelowna
9 min (5.6 km) drive from The Shore

Gallagher’s Canyon (Canyon Course)

Home to the GolfBC Championship, Gallagher’s Canyon is rated one of the best courses in the country. This awe-inspiring 18-hole, par 72 championship course features challenging fairways with spectacular views of the valley, as well as quiet greens protected by surrounding orchards. Situated on the edge of a picturesque canyon, the Canyon Course offers a unique play experience and will allow you to test your skills against the pros. If you’re looking for a quick round, they also have a mid-length 9-hole Pinnacle Course. 

Located just minutes from The Shore, be sure to check out this tournament-calibre course during your stay with us. They offer reasonable rates and because they’re a part of the GolfBC group, you can use your gift cards or loyalty points at this course. 

Location: 4320 Gallagher’s Dr, West Kelowna
15 min (11.2 km) drive from The Shore

Tower ranch golf course views, one of the best places to golf in Kelowna
Valley views from Kelowna’s Tower Ranch Golf Course

Tower Ranch

The local’s favourite. Tower Ranch is routinely voted Kelowna’s top golf course because of it’s superb course maintenance and unique course features. Designed by renowned golf course architect Thomas McBroom, Tower Ranch is sure to be a memorable experience for locals and visitors alike. Featuring winding fairways and no shortage of hazards or bunkers, this course offers a reasonable level of challenge. Situated along a semi-dessert with incredible views, this is a must visit.

After your round, consider visiting their stunning 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. There you’ll find their golf shop and Carrington’s restaurant overlooking the Okanagan Valley. 

Location: 1855 Tower Ranch Blvd, Kelowna
23 min (15.3 km) drive from The Shore

Kelowna's Mission Creek Golf Club view of the greens and a pond with a mountain the background
Kelowna’s Mission Creek Golf Club

Quick Play Courses

Mission Creek Golf Club

If you don’t have time for a full round of golf, but still want to get out on the course, consider stopping by Mission Creek Golf Club. This short par-61 course is aimed towards beginner-intermediate golfers and has a mix of par 3s and 4s throughout the 3,873-yard facility. More experienced players will enjoy this course as an opportunity to work on their short game. Regardless of skill level,  this course is easily playable in three hours. 

As an added bonus, the on-site restaurant Yanni’s Grill serves delicious Jamaican-style cuisine. Be sure to try their Jerk Chicken Poutine while you’re there!

Location: 1959 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna
7 min (3.4 km) drive from The Shore

The Shore Kelowna – a Hole in One 

The Shore Kelowna is the perfect place to unwind after a day of golf. We offer pet-friendly, furnished suites with plenty of amenities and beautiful lake views. Whether you’re here to golf, work, or enjoy a family vacation, your suite at The Shore will always be on par with all your needs. Call today or book online to start planning your next golfing getaway!

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