The only golf club in Kelowna that is owned by the members. The Kelowna Golf and Country Club is a semi - private Club, which although predominantly caters to member play, we do welcome the public or resort player to come and experience our traditional golf. The Kelowna Golf and Country Club is a challenging layout that has the characteristics of an old traditional course. Its towering ponderosa pines and meticulous grooming make playing this course a memorable experience. The back nine features five holes in a row where water comes into play for any errant shot. This stretch of holes is known around the Club as our "Amen Corner".
The Kelowna Golf and Country Club is a park like 18 hole course, that is very walkable for the avid golfer looking for an active day on the links.
Hole one is a long par 5, 2 big drives required, then a well placed lob or approach wedge to setup for a pretty non-intimating introduction hole. Always nice to get a par under the belt out the gate. The Kelowna Golf and Country Club is one of those courses that if you are striking the ball well, you can score, if not, bogies maybe peppered on the card, pretty hard to do much worse, as the trees are somewhat sparse, and one can always get out of trouble.
Hole two is not the easiest par 3 early in ones round. Typically playing about 150+ years, club selection is important to reach this long and narrow green stretching from left to right. Depending on pin placement, you may have carry over a pond and front side bunkers.
Hole 6 is the real treat at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. A long dog-lef left par 5 that requires 3 very crucial shots. Your tee-shot needs to be straight down the middle and perhaps a bit right, leaving more view of the green for the 2nd shot. If you do pull your tee shot into the gravel area, no worries, this is a waste area, you may ground your club. If you have the shot in your bag, create an over exaggerated draw and be left with a 150 to 180 shot into the green. Watch for the numerous marmots that make home here. They may chatter at you if you get too close or to mock you at a duffed shot!
The next hole (7) is a very drivable par 4 for the big hitters, but OB left and trees and bunkers right! You will enjoy the day you spend at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Big tip for those staying for a beverage or lunch, please turn your ringers off on your phone, or better yet "off" - Adhere to member policies please.