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Okanagan Golf  Club (the Bear Course)

3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna, British Columbia Okanagan Golf Club (the Bear Course)

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.

Golf Schools

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!

Lane Smith - 2009-01-19

  • Hole: 4
  • Length: 136
  • Club: 9-Iron

We had a great trip and really enjoyed ourselves. The weather held well for us too. Everything was set up for us at the courses and the hotel. You're one-stop / one-call service is really appreciated. As to the courses. The greens on Bear and Quail were playable but definitely still impacted by the 3 week old punching. The greens at Black Mtn were immaculate and that course may soon surpass the others as the best course in Kelowna. It's our favorite so far in the area. Thank you again and we'll be in touch next sprin

David Heitsman

The Borgata Lodge was quite superb and the courses challenging. All in all - a great holiday.


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Everything went well and we had a great time , it was well organized and we had no problems with any of the golf courses...we would definitely book thru you guys again

Gary Scow

The day we were originally scheduled to play at The Okanagan Golf Club Bear Course was unfortunately raining, cold and quite miserable. The staff at the pro-shop could not be more accomodating and provided a rain check for a future date which we took advantage of on the 19/10. We were not able to play the Bear Course but luckily had the opportunity to enjoy the Quail Course. Weather was fabulous, course magnificent, staff very friendly and efficient and just a wonderful day on a beautiful golf course. Since arriving back in Australia have been telling everyone about our excellent experience at Okanagan Golf Course. Loved the 14th hole.

Ross Meade

It was awseome the round that I had. I played with 2 other guys that have never played the course before either. we tee'd off at 6:30 Am and the sights were beautiful it was hard to concentrate on the golf. We played from the back tee's and ended up shooting a 80 and the other guys got beat up a bit more. The service was great and I actually ran into a guy that grew up in fairview Ab about an hour north of Grande Prairie and he knows my Mom and Dad. He was the starter.

Darwyn Calloway

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