The Kimberley and Cranbrook golf package takes you to a region also known as the Kootenay Rockies. This area consists of pristine rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows, snow-capped mountains and great golf trips! Four of British Columbia's seven national parks are located here. Wildlife flourishes and outdoor pursuits are epic. The area is one of Canada's preeminent destinations for hiking, mountain biking, fishing as well as for whitewater rafting. There are also opportunities to visit wonderfully restored heritage towns, thriving arts communities and gold rush boom towns. Seven golf courses are located in this area including:
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Cranbrook Golf Club: This course features a mature parkland setting and a pleasing private feel. The course is enjoyable from the opening drive to the final putt. Every hole is framed by tall evergreens accentuating the natural beauty of the terrain. Throw this classic, easily walkable route in your Kimberley and Cranbrook golf package, and you have one of the sweetest golf experiences in the Kootenay Rockies. In 2006, the Cranbrook GC hosted the BC Junior Boys Championship, won by current PGA Tour player Nick Taylor! For the recreational minded, there are five sets of tees to choose from to make for an enjoyable day.
St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort & Casino:- Designed by Canadian architect Les Furber, it is a distinctive, easy-flowing course set on the 327-acre St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino property. The facility is located midway between Kimberley and Cranbrook, British Columbia. With white sand bunkers and huge, undulating greens, the course plays from 5,388 yards to 7,007 yards.
Shadow Mountain Golf Course: Each hole at Shadow Mountain has its own character and personality. Carved through mature forests and featuring large contoured greens with rolling bent grass fairways. Rugged classic bunkering defines many holes. The course will reward strategic, patient play from every level of player and take the golfer on a journey that is second to none in Canadian golf. A great Kimberley and Cranbrook golf package addition!
Trickle Creek Golf Course: Woven through a rugged alpine environment, crossing creeks and diving with the slopes of North Star Mountain, the Trickle Creek Golf Resort is one of the most thrilling courses you'll ever play. Add this to your Kimberley an d Cranbrook golfpackage. Designed by Canadian architect, Les Furber, this well established Kimberley golf course has been a favorite since 1993. Trickle Creek features amazing scenery and dramatic elevation changes. Each hole has been carefully crafted to make the most of the spectacular wilderness setting. It offers fabulous views, wide fairways and bent grass tees and greens.
Bootleg Gap Golf Course: A popular staple in a Kimberley and Cranbrook golf package, this 27-hole public facility was designed by Les Furber. The 18-hole Championship course combines with the unique 9-hole course along with one of the best practice facilities in the Kootenay Rockies. There are spacious driving holes with some tighter river side holes - where accuracy is paramount. The "signature" hole at Bootleg Gap is the 193-yard par-3 12th, which requires a tee shot to a well protected, large undulated green situated 50-feet below. The 12th begins a thrilling three-hole stretch that rims the beautiful St. Mary River.
Purcell Golf: Home of the Kimberley Golf Club: Since 1924, the Kimberley Golf Club has been a prominent name in golf in the Rockies. The course winds through towering Ponderosa Pine high above the St. Mary River and presents a variety of birdie opportunities in the opening holes. Mountain ranges continually come into view creating magnificent backdrops.
Wildstone Golf Course: Gary Player brings his reputation for excellence and his design expertise to Wildstone. The Wildstone Golf Course measures over 7,100 yards, and embodies the same distinction as Player himself. Set on the rolling highlands above Cranbrook, BC, Wildstone exposes stunning postcard views of the Rocky Mountains from start to finish. "This is the most beautiful site that I've ever had the privilege to design a golf course on" ~ Gary Player
You can stay for a week and not play the same course twice! Hotels and multi-bedroom accommodation options are available for couples or golf groups. Only 3.5 hours from Calgary, this area is a great option for a Kimberley and Cranbrook golf package!
Crowsnest Pass Golf Club: If you are traveling from southern Alberta en route to the Kimberley/Cranbrook region, consider a pitstop in Blairmore where the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club is bound to impress. Located near the base of Turtle Mountain and the famous Frank Slide site, a new clubhouse and back nine awaits. When you visit, be sure to inquire about the facility's exciting face lift. It's a terrific story!