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Top Kelowna Golf Courses '22/23| The Best Places to Play Golf in Kelowna

AJ Hazzi

After becoming a Realtor® in 2002, AJ Hazzi noticed a gap in the market and in 2008 he founded Vantage West Realty, a boutique firm dedicated to serv...

After becoming a Realtor® in 2002, AJ Hazzi noticed a gap in the market and in 2008 he founded Vantage West Realty, a boutique firm dedicated to serv...

Jul 16 9 minutes read

Top Kelowna Golf Courses | Where to Play in 2022-2023

The Vantage West Realty team celebrating golf day on July 27th, 2020.

This guide covers 15 golf courses in Kelowna and 2 golf courses in West Kelowna - all within 45 minutes drive from town.


About Kelowna Golf Courses

The City of Kelowna, BC in the sunny Okanagan Valley is one of the most popular golf destinations in Canada.

Kelowna golf courses have become well known for challenging, world-class designs, beautiful lake & mountain views, and exceptional Okanagan weather.


Vantage West team members putting off to finish a hole of golf.

The Kelowna Golf Season

When Do Kelowna Golf Courses Open for the Season?

Kelowna area golf courses open for the season when the snow melts in late March and early April, then ends with the arrival of snow in October or November.

You can book tee times at most Kelowna golf courses as early as 6:30am. If you’re looking for cheaper green fees later in the day, you pay less for tee times after 1:30pm.

Kelowna’s golf courses range in difficulty from easygoing pitch & putts to world-class championship links. This article shows you everywhere golfers can play in the Kelowna area right now.

Pro tip: Before your big game, warm up at one of Kelowna's best driving ranges.

The Best Kelowna Golf Courses for 2022-2023

For serious golfers looking for a challenge, these are the must-play golf courses in Kelowna, BC right now:

  • Tower Ranch

  • The Harvest

  • The Bear & Quail

  • Gallagher’s Canyon

  • Predator Ridge


A fairway at Tower Ranch Golf Club during sunset in Kelowna  British Columbia, Canada.

Tower Ranch Golf Club

Par 72, 7212 yards

Tower Ranch is an award-winning Kelowna golf course known for its hilly topography, difficult course design, and elevated views over the city and Okanagan Lake.

The restaurant patio at Tower Ranch with stunning views over the city and Okanagan Lake.

Tower Ranch is a links course, which means it has narrow fairways, rolling terrain, and tough greens that can easily add a few strokes to your scorecard. Overall, Tower is one of the most challenging courses in Kelowna, and ranks #12th best in BC by top100golfcourses.com

Their pro shop sells new equipment from brands like TaylorMade, Titlas, and Adidas.

 


The Harvest Golf Club

Par 72/73, 7109 yards

The Harvest is a full-length golf course in Kelowna with wide, forgiving fairways that let you drive hard without worrying about landing off the fairway.

With excellent views over Kelowna and across Okanagan Lake to the Westside, award-winning service, a golf academy, and an awesome pro shop, The Harvest is Kelowna’s top-ranked golf course on TripAdvisor.ca - a perfect place to discover on holiday.

Check The Harvest website to book tee times.

 

A photograph of a fairway and water feature with a tall forested mountain in the background.

The Okanagan Golf Club

The Okanagan Golf Club is a 36-hole golf resort with two immaculately maintained courses: The Bear & The Quail. There’s a dining room open daily from 11:00am to 8:30pm, party hosting, tournaments, and events with up to 250 people.


An illustrated map of The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The Bear

Par 72, 6885 yards

The Bear is a 6885 yard course by Nicklaus Design, the world’s leading golf course design firm. The first 9 holes at The Bear are shady and hilly with elevated greens surrounded by ponderosa pines. The back 9 offers wider fairways, flat terrain, and numerous sandtraps & greenside bunkers.


An illustrated map of The Quail Course at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The Quail Course

Par 72, 6794 yards

The Quail is a 6794 yard course with elevated tee boxes, wide fairways, and challenging greens designed by Les Furber. The first 9 holes at The Quail are forested, while the back 9 opens up and gives you amazing views of the Okanagan Valley.

 

A Gallagher's Canyon 2018 white wine bottle resting between two wine glasses overlooking the golf course.

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club

Gallagher's Canyon is a golf and country club with two courses that have beautiful views over Kelowna and Scenic Canyon Park: Gallagher’s Canyon (18 hole championship golf course) & The Pinnacle (9 holes).

Their driving range has grass tee boxes making it a favorite for Kelowna golfers.


A fairway on the Canyon course at Gallagher's Canyon.

The Canyon Golf Course

Par 72/73, 6802 yards

Gallagher’s is a classic Kelowna golf experience.

The Canyon is a championship golf course with forgiving fairways, gorgeous landscapes, and elevated greens that challenge putters with curves, breaks, & greenside bunkers. Holes 4, 7, and 12 are doglegs that put any golfer’s skills to test.


A fairway on The Pinnacle course at Gallagher's Canyon.

The Pinnacle Course

Par 32, 1984 yards

The Pinnacle is an exceptional 9 hole course suitable for all ability levels.

The Pinnacle features elevated tee-off boxes, open fairways, and views worth seeing.

 

A view of a fairway and green next to accomodations at Predator Ridge Golf Resort.

Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Par 72, 6222 yards

Predator Ridge is a golf and resort community that’s named after the predatory birds that hunt the terrain between Kalamalka and Okanagan Lake.

Predator Ridge features 2 full-length courses, a practice facility, golf academy, and a gourmet restaurant with a local wine list.

It’s a 45 minute drive from Kelowna, or you can stay the night at one of the luxury villas, cabins, or apartment-style units - all of which are pet-friendly.

An illustrated map of The Predator Course.

The Predator Course

The Predator was designed by golf legend Les Furber and first opened in 1991.

The 18 hole Predator is now known as one of Canada’s most challenging courses.


An illustrated map of The Ridge Course.

The Ridge Course

The Ridge, which opened in 2010, is ranked amongst the top 30 golf courses in Canada for it’s challenging shots, scenic views, and unique design.

According to course architect Doug Carrick, “the key is just keep it in the fairway out of the bunkers and out of the long stuff.