The Ultimate Golf Vacation
The Columbia Valley Golf Trail Challenge is the ultimate golf vacation, an opportunity to experience all eight courses. We’ve created a sample itinerary to help inspire you! We’ve packed the 8 courses into 4 solid days but with so much to see and do in the Columbia Valley you could easily stretch this out to fit in other activities. Unless you just want to golf of course!
With all eight courses being within a 35 minute drive you can choose from a wide variety of accommodation. Click here for some ideas on places to stay.
Morning Round of Golf at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Riverside Course
It’s truly in the name, Fairmont Riverside 18-hole course crosses back and forth over the fast-flowing Columbia River a total of six times, an undeniably scenic course that attracts golfers of all levels. This player-friendly course is set on a striking piece of property and was planned in a way that makes it extremely walkable. Designed by Bill Newis, the contemporary course was opened in 1988 – trademarking one of the longest seasons in the region. Laced with memorable golf holes that showcase the rugged nature of the surroundings, Riverside has three sets of tees to offer yardage variety for the kids, newbies and seasoned golfers alike.
Lunch at Dapper’s Landing at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Riverside Course
Dapper’s offers hungry golfers delectable fare. Be sure to check out the daily specials and make your way down for happy hour. On a hot summer’s day, try one of the refreshing frozen blended drinks – a Beergarita perhaps? Nourish, hydrate and head back out to the fairways! Open daily 8am-8pm. Contact 250-345-8004 for more information.
Afternoon Round of Golf at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Mountainside Course
Fairmont Mountainside Golf Course is a classic! Being amid the first of its kind and caliber in the Columbia Valley, Mountainside Golf Course looks upon the craggy Rocky Mountain Slopes and down towards the crystal clear Columbia Lake – Mother Nature’s premier backdrop. This course has been testing golfers for over 50 years and continues to entice new and experienced players to its magnificent vistas. With three sets of tees per hole, Mountainside Course caters to a variety of skill levels, offering an even playing field for the whole family.
In 2012, after the debris flow that took its toll on the entirety of the resort, the course received remarkable upgrades after having been buried in debris from the slide. From its historical roots and design, golf course architect Doug Carrick took the already esteemed course to an even higher level of excellence.
Dinner at Mountainside Grille at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Mountainside Course
Stop into Mountainside Grille and enjoy a casual meal with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. The clubhouse has a perfect view of the entire valley below from its spacious patio. Choose from a delicious daily special and join us for a satisfying cold one during happy hour after a day spent on the links. Don’t forget to try their cedar-plank salmon – it’s off-the-hook! Mountainside Grille is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily during the golf season. Download Main Menu. Open daily 8am-8pm. Contact 250-345-6019 for more information.
Morning Round of Golf at Windermere Valley Golf Course
Windermere Valley Golf Course is like a breath of fresh air for golfers who get tired of lengthy rounds and are looking for conveniently shorter games, leaving you plenty of time for a second round of golf or to enjoy other attractions in the valley. Young or old, expert or beginner, Windermere Valley Golf Course has plenty to offer. But, mark our words, this layout is no pushover! Take a tour of their course.
Lunch at The Grill at Windermere Valley Golf Course
Enjoy a home cooked lunch at The Grill located at Windermere Golf Course. Call 250-342-3004 for more information or to order.
Afternoon Round of Golf at The Point at Copper Point
Carved from the natural beauty of the land, The Point at Copper Point follows the rise and fall of the Kootenay Rockies. The challenging layout, exquisite views, lush fairways, undulating greens and legendary hospitality have made Copper Point Golf Club a must play in the Columbia Valley. The classic Copper Point course offers the perfect balance of comfort and complexity with its unique mix of golf holes. Each hole has its own distinct personality that offers golfers wide fairways, elevation changes, deep woods and high rough, all in perfect harmony with nature. Rest your legs, the Copper Point Course is cart mandatory!
Dinner at The View at Copper Point
The View Restaurant at Copper Point Golf Club offers fantastic 180 degree views of the Point Course. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sit on the patio and enjoy the casual upbeat atmosphere.
Morning Round of Golf at The Ridge at Copper Point
The Ridge at Copper Point takes full advantage of the majestic views and character-filled terrain it’s situated on. The innovative design of this Masters-style course features full length Par 3 and Par 4 holes that maintain the perfect blend of playability and challenge. Designed to appeal to every level of golfer, The Ridge will redefine the way you play the game. The Ridge is located directly east of Copper Point, with a tunnel under Highway 93/95 connecting the two courses. Check-in for The Ridge course has at the Copper Point Clubhouse.
Lunch at the Traders Lounge at Eagle Ranch Resort Course
Upscale yet casual, Traders Lounge‘s delicious food is all made in-house! Choose from soups, sandwiches, special dinners and the best of Club House fare. Located in the south wing of the Eagle Ranch Clubhouse.
Afternoon Round of Golf at Eagle Ranch Resort Course
Eagle Ranch Golf Course immerses you in unique experiences. The resort’s centerpiece: eighteen magical holes of golf perched along ancient bluffs overlooking the Columbia River will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Perched on bluffs overlooking the Columbia River, world-renowned wetlands and the shimmering blue waters of Lake Windermere, this beautiful setting is further elevated with majestic 360-degree views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges. This golf course brilliantly embraced its enchanting canyon setting, integrating perfectly with the natural landscape to create a golf experience far above the ordinary. As you navigate the 6,646-yard course with carries over daunting ravines and calming waters, you’ll feel challenged and inspired in equal measures.
Dinner at Rustica Steakhouse at Eagle Ranch Resort
Dine at Eagle Ranch Resort’s Rustica Steakhouse, a fun blend of traditional and exotic dishes created by Executive Chef, John Udell. For more information please call 250.342.0562.
Morning Round of Golf at Radium’s Spring Course
Cap off your epic golf vacation with a morning round at Radium’s Springs Course which takes you on a journey through the Columbia Valley Wetlands, one of the world’s living natural treasures, it is also one of the longest intact wetlands in North America. The wetlands provide a habitat for wildlife, including; elk, deer, moose, wolf, cougar, coyote, beaver, river otter and bears as well as several endangered species, such as the peregrine falcon and American badger.
The Springs course is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018! The Springs course has earned its reputation as one of Canada’s premier golf destinations. It is consistently rated as one of BC’s top courses and is also among SCOREGolf’s top 59 public courses in Canada. The Springs offers exceptional golf in a spectacular setting. Experience breathtaking scenery, world-class Les Furber course design and exceptional service.
Lunch at Elevations Restaurant at the Springs Course Clubhouse
Enjoy either breakfast or lunch at Elevations Restaurant at the Springs Course Clubhouse and have a seat on the outdoor patio. It’s a perfect place to sit back and enjoy a casual meal. Enjoy the stunning views over the beautiful Columbia Valley wetlands and surrounding Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Reservations or Inquiries 250.347.6205.
Afternoon Round of Golf at Radium Course
Cap off your Columbia Valley Golf Trail Challenge with a final round of golf on the stunning Radium Course. With some of the best views in the valley, we’ve saved one of the best for last. The biggest challenge of this classic par 72 mountain golf course will be keeping your eye on the ball! Feast your eyes on the views as you stand amidst the incredible setting and natural beauty of the Radium course. Beauty surrounds you with enthralling vistas, elevated tee boxes and exceptional course conditioning.
Delight in magnificent views of the rugged Rocky Mountains as you enjoy dining on classic dishes at Selkirk Restaurant & Patio at the Radium Course. Ask them about their golf and dine specials. Reservations or Inquiries 250.347.6268.