If golf is your passion, you’ll feel as though you’ve gone to heaven when you chose the Columbia Valley. Within a 1 ½-hour drive in any direction of Invermere, there are 14+ spectacularly scenic and rewarding 18-hole championship tracks to play.
Reward yourself on courses consistently ranked among Canada’s best and designed by some of the finest architects in the business: Les Furber, Bill Newis, Doug Carrick, Bill Robinson, and Gary Browning are just a few.
Here is a short description of the golf courses. Click on the left listing of courses to get more details.
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One year before it even opened, this spectacular course in Panorama was being touted as one of the best golf courses in Canada. And not to disappoint, it is. It was voted as the best new course in Canada by Golf Digest in 1999. Greywolf’s 18 holes are cut along the side of Toby and Hopeful Creeks and Panorama Mountain. The signature hole is No. 6 (The Cliffhanger) which requires one drive over a gorge to an ample green. This par 72 course is 7,140 yards from the black tees. Greywolf has a pro shop, licensed clubhouse and course side cappuccino shack at the sixth tee.
Located in Fairmont across the highway from Riverside on the way to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, this 18-hole course features 6,267 yards of golfing fun. Its signature hole is No. 4 and is called the Fairmonster. This 600 yard (from the blue tees) beast leads you south toward Columbia Lake and you better have your long game working! A challenge for all skill levels, Mountainside also has a restaurant and lounge, dining room in the evening with entertainment and putting green. Mountainside is one of the oldest courses in the region and thus carries with it a venerable feel.
Located in Fairmont, this 18-hole course features 6,507 yards. Its signature hole is No. 5, a par 3 in which you drive across the Columbia River twice with one shot. Voted as the the top course in Canada in 1998 by the Golf Course Owners Association, the course offers spectacular views of the Rockies and Purcells. It winds along the headwaters of the Columbia River and golfers of all skill will enjoy this beautiful and sometimes challenging, sometimes forgiving course. Riverside has a driving range and putting green to go along with two restaurants and the Sportsman’s Lounge.
Fairmont Executive Par 9
The valley’s newest nine hole course, located due west of Mountainside in Fairmont, affords beautiful views of the valley and Rockies. This is a wonderful course to tune up your iron game and putting and is good for all ages and skill levels.