My colleague Sharon is excited. Her world kicks into high gear this week with golf courses all around Kelowna opening up for the season. Here are the list of Kelowna courses ready for you to play as of right now, today.
You see, Sharon takes care of tee time reservations through Tourism Kelowna’s booking site www.golfkelowna.com, where golfers can book tee times at 16 local courses, accommodations, and get their travel information all in one place. This morning her email to staff read: “Time to pull out the plaid and dust off the sticks…we’re open!… Time for the Tweetie & the Tasmanian Devil club covers to make their debut… and Where else can you “rock plaid” and blend in?” Her excitement is palpable, and so is that of the golf-starved golfers both in Kelowna and nationally.
So in honour of people like Sharon, I’m here to tell you World that Kelowna golfing season has begun! This news affects many more people than you might expect, given that with 18 courses in this city’s immediate vicinity, one never more than a 20 minute drive away no matter where you are, Kelowna is arguably the capital of golf in Canada. As such, many of our visitors focus their vacations around golfing: guy golf trips, ladies’ getaways, and couples who love to golf. So now you see why the news that our season has begun will affect a whole lotta people!
Who is open this week? Here’s the list of courses opening up of the 16 available through golfkelowna.com… and as for the others, it won’t be long!
Two Eagles Golf Club and Academy – open as of March 18 – carts now approved
Kelowna Golf & Country Club – open as of March 25
Sunset Ranch Golf Club – open as of March 25
Harvest Golf Club – open as of March 25
Kelowna Springs Golf Club – open as of March 25
Pinnacle Course at Gallagher’s Canyon – open as of March 25
Shannon Lake Golf Club – open as of March 26
Black Mountain Golf Club – anticipated to open April 1