Kimberley

Hit a hole-in-one in this colourful Kootenay city

Kimberley is a festive mountain community with a trio of first-rate golf courses

Trickle Creek Golf Course has tree-lined fairways and mountains in the background.
Trickle Creek Golf Course is often chosen as a venue for weddings and other special events due to its spectacular surroundings. — Photo courtesy Jeff Bazley

Renowned as a year-round recreation hub, Kimberley is a tourism-focused B.C. city that consistently exceeds expectations. Kootenay resort culture is alive and well here, and golf enthusiasts can rest assured that they will be blown away by the three local courses. 

Trickle Creek Golf Resort

A coveted venue for golf, weddings and other events, Trickle Creek Golf Resort is a must-play course for any golfer coming to Kimberley. Designed by Les Furber, the 18-hole Trickle Creek Resort was awarded a bronze medal by SCORE Golf Magazine as one of the top resort courses in Canada. Head out for a round or two, or choose one of the affordable golf packages on offer.

The yardage of this course ranges from 5,082 from the green tees to 6,896 from the black ones. 

Keep tabs on the Trickle Creek Resort blog to find out about events and tournaments coming up this season.

Bootleg Gap

Another Les Furber course, Bootleg Gap has the contrast of manicured greens surrounded by Kootenay wilderness. It has an unusually expansive layout, with both an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole course on the premises. It also has one of the best practice facilities available in the region.  

The nine-hole course (known as the recreational course or Rec 9) is a par 34 and has an innovative design that makes it quite popular.
 
The championship course has a nice mixture of spacious driving holes and accuracy-testing riverside holes. The 193-yard, par-3 signature hole (No. 12) requires you to hit the ball onto an undulated green 50 feet below and takes you alongside the pristine St. Mary river.

Kimberley Golf Club

The Kimberley Golf Club has been around since 1924, delighting golfers with a scenic yet skill-testing course design. With the Rocky Mountains in the background and ponderosa pines sheltering the fairways, this 18-hole facility is as tricky as it is beautiful.  
 
The on-site Raven's Roost is the ideal place to sit down for a meal when you're not on the course.
 
 

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