With spectacular scenery, avid community participation and a natural layout, Golden Golf Club is certainly one of the most warm, hospitable courses in the Kootenays. Golden is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell mountain range to the west.
The course offers golfers a very natural and calming atmosphere, without any disturbances from nearby residents.
“Our course is actually one of the few with no houses, as well as one of the few with no out-of-bounds posts,” said Patrick Chury, the course manager. “That’s what gives it that extra natural feeling.”
One of the newest features offered by the Golden Golf Club is its All You Can Play - Everyday special. With any regular 18-hole purchase, golfers can play as many rounds as they want that day, with no additional charge. Feeling up for 36 holes in one day? Go for it. The first round can be booked ahead of time, but each additional round then counts as a drop-in and is dependent upon availability.
Then again, hitting up the course twice in a row might prove to be a test of endurance, as the course runs at just under 7,000 yards with a total par of 72. When asked about any tough holes on the course, Chury noted that there are “several with those extra obstacles and difficulty, but Hole 11 is our signature hole—you have to go over top of the creek to get to the green.”
The Golden Golf Club has plenty of opportunities for discounts and specials, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to play this beautiful course. Ladies’ Night runs on Tuesdays and Men’s Night on Wednesdays. One of the club’s biggest attractions when it comes to bargains is Alberta Days: one Monday each month, Albertan visitors are celebrated by receiving special rates and discounts. In addition, the club also offers a Family Day every Sunday after 3 p.m., during which adults may be accompanied by up to three juniors (16 years or younger) at no charge with their paid green fee.
The Golden Golf Club highly encourages golf amongst youth, and has a very strong Junior Development Program run by volunteers. They work with kids from age three to 19 on developing their skills—both for golf and for life.
So, if you want to breathe in fresh Rocky Mountain air, relax and embrace nature—all while trying to avoid double-bogeys—then Golden Golf Club is the place for you.