If you want to plan a memorable golf retreat for your colleagues or clients, look no further than Kelowna, where you'll find:
- Enticing, scenic golf courses, ranging from easy-going to ego-shattering.
- Convenient accommodation with plenty of sun-soaked patios for reminiscing after your round.
- A diverse array of restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and more to feed your soul and appetite.
Hit the Links in one of Canada's Premier Golf Destinations
The Harvest Golf Club. Photo credit: Nic Collar Film
Kelowna boasts one of the longest, driest golf seasons in Canada. Here, 19 courses offer the amenities you’d expect of a world-class golf destination—lots of rolling fairways and challenging shots. Situated amongst aromatic apple orchards and along rocky bluffs with sweeping views of Okanagan Lake, keeping your eye on the ball is much more challenging.
“As one of Canada’s premier golf destinations, Kelowna offers golfers so much choice. With the flexibility to pick a different course, different brewery, and different patio for dinner every day, it’s no wonder that groups love coming to Kelowna,” says Bruce Vermee, PGA Head Golf Pro at The Harvest Golf Club, a resort-style course offering 18-holes through their picturesque working orchard.
A short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kelowna, the stunning Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course is an oasis in the foothills above town. The course features the 18-hole championship Canyon Course for those looking for a challenge and the charming 9-hole Pinnacle Course for those who prefer a more approachable round of golf. The Harvest Golf Club and Gallagher’s Canyon courses are complemented by practice facilities, specialty golf shops, and full-service clubhouses with restaurants making them fantastic choices for your post-round celebration.
Take Advantage of Stay and Play Packages
Hyatt Place Kelowna
After a day of golf, you can rest assured that your attendees can relax in comfort at one of the area's hotels, whose teams can work with you to create stay-and-play packages or special value-added incentives.
The Four Points by Sheraton and UBC's Okanagan Campus (UBCO) are conveniently located by the Kelowna International Airport, enabling you to check into the hotel and get to your tee time in under an hour once your flight lands. The Four Points by Sheraton provides an airport shuttle for your delegates along with a luxury suite for one-on-one meetings or private hospitality guest rooms for your golfers. With the expansive UBCO campus, which offers accommodations during the summer months, groups will have no shortage of spaces for meetings or presentations, including various lecture theatres, coffee shops, classrooms, and green space within a short walk.
If being closer to the heart of the city is essential, several properties provide great proximity to golf courses while being close to dining, nightlife, and shopping. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Kelowna knows how to treat their golf groups right with complimentary breakfast and hotel shuttle. Adjacent properties Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna and Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre include a fantastic selection of on-property dining options and the convenience of Orchard Park Shopping Centre located immediately across the street. All three properties also offer proximity to Mission Creek Regional Park and the Kelowna Farmers' & Crafters' Market.
If you're in need of further assistance with stay-and-play packages, connect with Tourism Kelowna's team or reach out to the specialists at Golf Kelowna, who can assist in putting together group bookings or custom packages.
Discover the Best of Kelowna: Dining, Breweries, Distilleries, and More
Jackknife Brewery, Photo by: BC Ale Trail
What makes golf in Kelowna unique? Well, it’s not only the spectacular courses and conveniently-located accommodations, it’s also everything in-between. A significant bonus is the short drive times between your hotel, the golf courses, and other activities and attractions. The abundance of outdoor activities can bolster your itinerary, from skiing and golfing on the same day in early spring to boating on Okanagan Lake or hiking mountainside trails in spring, summer or fall.
On top of that, you can round out each golf day with a delectable dinner at one of the region's numerous farm-to-table restaurants, many of which have outdoor patios allowing you to continue enjoying the Kelowna weather. There are more than 70 wineries and craft beverage producers, including breweries, cideries, and distilleries, in the area, allowing you to add a group tasting or private reception to your itinerary.
Inspired? Connect with Tourism Kelowna's team so they can connect you with local professionals who can help you execute your next golf retreat in Kelowna.