The Bear Course at the Okanagan Golf Club is one of two spectacular golf courses at this 36 hole BC golf resort in Kelowna. The Bear's 18 hole 6,885 yard, part 72 masterpiece design opened for play in 1999 and is unlike any other golf course in British Columbia. With dramatic sculpted fairways surrounded by the forests and sage brush hills of B.C.'s sun-drenched southern interior, The Okanagan Golf Club Bear is the crown jewel course of the Okanagan Valley.
Crafted by Nicklaus Designs, one of the pre-eminent golf architecture firms in the world, The Okanagan Golf Club can prove as ferocious as a grizzly or as gentle as a teddy, depending on which set of tees you choose. On its hind legs the layout stretches to 6,885 yards. Well-placed bunkers, grassy swales and collection areas, sculpted moundings, and tiered greens lend the course some challenge. The routing climbs through forested hills on a plateau overlooking the Okanagan Valley.
The Bear's signature hole comes at number three, 453 yards of challenge requiring a combination of accuracy and distance to avoid two bunkers en route to the green. While the course boasts an extensive collection of sweet holes, numbers thirteen through fifteen - playing over the blue waters of Lake McIvor - are the real honeys here. More than 150,000 cubic metres of earth were moved to create the lake and the dramatic topography around it, yet the course maintains a perfect harmony with the natural terrain.
If you are looking to up your game and experience the best of golf in the Okanagan, then you’ve got to attend our 4 day golf school at The Okanagan Golf Club. This complete game overview will change the way you view and play the game.
The Okanagan Golf Club - Bear is an ideal golf course for couples looking for a quick golf weekend in Kelowna. The course can play very tame for the ladies and new golfers, and still offer a challenge for those looking to play blues or tips!
Sarazen's Restaurant and The Player's Lounge & Grille is ideal for your post game recap. Replenish and refresh on the large patio that looks onto the driving range and view of Okanagan Golf Club Bear 18th hole! Drawing inspiration from the bounty of the Okanagan Valley, Sarazen's Restaurant and The Player's Lounge and Grille offer an impressive array of menu choices featuring local ingredients prepared with West Coast flair. Pair your meal with a selection from our list of Okanagan wines to fully savour the delights of the region. The Okanagan Golf Club will not disappoint you, after years of struggles with their greens, we are proud to say the greens on both the Bear and Quail in 2014 have been exceptional!