News & Notes From The BC Kootenay / Rockies

With the 2024 golf season just getting underway in BC's interior, it's time to get a feel for what's happening on, in and around our province's golf facilities in the Okanagain, Kootenays and BC North. Here are our news & notes from the region...

Fernie Golf Course Water Conservation Project 

Last August Fernie Golf Club partnered with local businesses in a water conservation program. Upgrading the inner conversion motors of the sprinkler heads allows them to adjust coverage area, water spray patterns and timing.

Together, through the upgrading of their irrigation system, they are reducing water consumption by more than 25%.

Zone 1 News

BCGA Zone 1 2024 Amateur / Junior Qualifier

Zone 1 will be hosting the qualifier event at the Castlegar GC on June 1st. Send an email to dc123@telus or respond on their Facebook messenger. All players interested in playing should register directly with BC Golf Championship pages. TEE times will begin close to 12:00 noon.

Amateur Championship - Ledgeview Golf Course, Abbotsford
(home course of Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor & James Lepp)

Junior Championship - Gallaghers Canyon - Kelowna


Selkirk College Saints

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for this year's Selkirk Saints Golf Camp July 8-11. The Laurie Palibroda Memorial Bursary is available to participants in financial need to attend the camp. Registration closes June 15.

For more information please visit #saintsgolfcamp #summercamps #selkirkcollege

Live Where You Play

Imagine living on an incredible golf course, located in the Canadian Rockies, where it's sunny and tranquil with the amenities of a city… this is Wildstone living. Minutes away from shopping, dining, lakes, rivers, mountains, and trails - world-class outdoor activities are just some of the benefits of the location of Wildstone.

The master plan for future development includes a variety of single-family lots, estate lots and villas on the rolling, scenic property around the Black Knight by Gary Player-designed golf course.

‍CONTACT US about Real Estate Opportunities at WILDSTONE HEIGHTS

The Kokanee Open

The rumours are true, folks. After a long hiatus that felt about as welcome as a rogue golf ball to the face, The Kokanee Open is back in full swing, baby!

That's right, the most sought-after weekend of the year here at Kokanee Springs is officially open for registration. Calling all athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone who enjoys a good time with a little friendly competition.

Learn more!

We're talking a 2-day stroke play competition that'll test your skills, your grit, and maybe even your ability to tell a good campfire story (prizes not guaranteed for that last one).

You and your best buds get hooked up with:

  • 2 nights of comfortable accommodations
  • 2 rounds of golf to challenge even the smoothest swingers
  • Enough breakfast fuel to keep you going all weekend long

And more!

Spaces are limited, friends, and this one's gonna be a real barnburner. So don't miss your shot at Kokanee Open glory. Register now, and let's get this party started!

Purcel Golf


Starting on Sunday, May 5th, 2024, for four consecutive Sundays, sign your juniors up for the Junior Ravens Golf lessons. They will cover the fundamentals of golf as well as rules and etiquette with Golfing Instructor David Woytowich.

$80 - Price includes all four lessons, and a parent/kid competition on the last day (with snacks!)

1pm: 5-8 years | 2:30pm 8-10 years | 4pm: 11+

To book, contact David:

250-266-0423 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cranbrook Golf Club

Do you have or know a youngster who is interested in golf and wants to learn the fundamentals or refine their existing skills? Look no further than Cranbrook GC's Junior STARS Spring Lesson Program.

The lessons run on Sundays through the month of May and cover basic fundamentals of the full swing, chipping and putting as well as golf course etiquette and most importantly, provide a ton of laughs.

There are three different time slots to choose from, the program is open to individuals aged 6-15, stop by the golf shop or call 250-426-6462 to register. 

Golf course opening updates in the Kimberley / Cranbrook region as of March 26th

  • Cranbrook Golf Club - April 12
  • St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino - April 12
  • Purcell Golf  Kimberley GC - April 22
  • Wildstone Golf Course - April 12
  • Shadow Mountain Golf Course - April 26
  • Bootleg Gap Golf - May 10
  • Trickle Creek Golf Resort - May 10

Castlegar - All 18 holes opened on March 22nd.  Early April Special $65 Green Fee