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The 18th hole at Nicklaus North golf course
The 18th hole at Nicklaus North golf course

Visit British Columbia for challenging RV-friendly golf courses

Bring your clubs to BC in your RV! You won’t be disappointed with the caliber of golf courses or the quality of the RV parks available to visitors who come to the picturesque Canadian province of British Columbia.

You’ll find some of the best golf greens in North America that will challenge you like you probably have never been challenged before. Don’t worry though if you would just like to relax at a community course and have a quiet round to loosen up the muscles because that’s possible, too.

As most RVers know the best way to travel is in their RV and golfers are no different. It’s easier traveling with your clubs safely stowed in the RV than worrying about carrying them on an airplane or bus.

Touring through the interior of British Columbia in search of the perfect golf course will take you through some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world. You will find courses in the rugged mountains, alongside a meandering river, or spread across a desert, or in a city or small town and even next to a world-class winery.

There are so many golf courses and RV parks in the interior of British Columbia there should never be a problem parking your RV. However, it’s so much nicer to have your RV right at the golf course where it’s only a matter of a short walk to the clubhouse or maybe a quick ride in a golf cart. Many golf resorts offer RV parking to their guests and the amenities will range from the most basic to a site completely serviced with everything you’ll need to be very comfortable.

Just a few samples of those golf courses offering RV parking are listed below, but there are many more to choose from in most areas of the province.

Golf - Castlegar hole18
Hole 18 at Castlegar golf course

Castlegar Golf Club RV Park

Castlegar Golf Club offers everything to the RVing golfer that they need from a championship course to a comfortable RV park in the beautiful natural setting in this small community in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Their recently developed 20-site RV park is right next to the golf course and offers ‘stay and play’ packages with Wi-Fi, beautiful washrooms, free firewood and a wonderful restaurant just a few steps away. Bring your dogs because they’re welcome.

Not only is there golfing, the area is known for it’s attraction to outdoor enthusiasts, and close to the interesting communities of Rossland, Trail and Nelson. A fascinating side trip down the Slocan valley will take you into some very noteworthy historic sites and many small community courses.  www.golfcastlegar.com

The RV park at Edgewater golf course
The RV park at Edgewater golf course

Edgewater

The Columbia Valley is known for it’s pristine natural beauty, friendly people and the family oriented golf course and RV park at Edgewater. This is where you will want to sharpen your short game on its 9-holes with all the amenities of a full 18-hole course.

The tees are professional quality and were well planned by the owners of this family-run golf course. Every level of golfer will enjoy the challenge of its uniqueness, the wide fairways, and the stunning scenery. Watch out for hole No. 7, with its elevated tee box and the pond to the right.

The RV park, although small with only seven sites is brand new and fully serviced with four pull-through sites making it easy to access.  www.edgewaterhilltopgolf.com

Eagle River Golf and Country Club 

Park your RV along the Eagle River in one of the 10 fully-serviced RV sites at the Eagle River Golf and Country Club. Easily accessible from the Trans Canada Highway it’s situated in Sicamous, a small community in the heart of the Shuswap Lakes area in the North Okanagan.

This is a busy campground so reservations are recommended and the fully rated nine-hole golf course will challenge most golfers. Keep your eyes out for the eagles — the flying kind — this area is known for. www.eaglerivergolf.com

Golf - Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes Golf Course

If your tour includes the South Okanagan then Twin Lakes Golf Course should be one of your stops. Not only is it situated in a beautiful natural setting in a scenic valley with plenty of local wildlife to entertain you, it’s RV park is large and very comfortable. This is just one of the many golf courses close to the Canada and United States border.

After a day challenging yourself to the 18 holes filled with bunkered greens, interesting fairways and water hazards you’ll enjoy sitting on the clubhouse deck for an after game beverage and maybe dinner from the restaurant. The large RV park is only a few steps away from the clubhouse and has room for every size of rig including 40-foot buses.

Golfers of every level of experience will enjoy this course with its multiple tee blocks on each hole, providing ideal playability. It’s part of the South Okanagan Golf Trail and would be a great place to begin your tour.

The area is known for hiking, biking, and fishing in the well-stocked lakes and more than 20 local wineries all within a short 30-minute drive. The local communities of Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and Princeton are close by with even more fantastic golf courses and RV parks to choose from.  www.twinlakesgolfresort.com

Hole 17 at Princeton golf course
Hole 17 at Princeton golf course

 

PRINCETON

The Similkameen Valley is home to Princeton, a small friendly community in a spectacular setting and a golf course that will please golfers of all skill levels.

Take advantage of their two-for-one Mondays or twilight-Tuesday’s special golf rates while you stay at their fully serviced RV park, especially since all RV spots include free Wi-Fi and firewood.  www.princetongolfclub.com

Royal York Golf Course and RV Park

Located in Armstrong and situated between the Okanagan and Shuswap Valleys the nine-hole, par 35, Royal York Golf Course is classified as unique and deceiving with 24 fully-serviced RV sites available.

They have recently built a new clubhouse with a dining room that will seat approximately 120 guests and their large covered patio is perfect for relaxing after a very challenging round of golf.

Armstrong’s famous annual Fall Fair and Stampede attracts visitors from all over the province and a good place to visit during the September long weekend. An area known for outdoor recreation it’s the perfect place to enjoy a day of boating, fishing or even hiking.

This course offers a variety of challenges with a reputation of being able to adapt to the individual play level of almost any golfer at any level. Be prepared to challenge yourself to excel on the 518-yard, par 5, tricky sixth hole. If you are inclined to take chances on some of the holes, be prepared!  Click here for more information.

Challenge yourself to the diversity of golf courses available in the interior of British Columbia, a destination welcoming to RVers, golfers and visitors from around the world. The scenery is impressive, the RV parks accommodating and the golf courses are challenging so bring your clubs and enjoy your very own self-guided golf tour. Don’t be disappointed – make reservations in advance.

Resources

Golf BC: www.golfbc.com

About Carol Ann Quibell

Carol Ann Quibell is an RVer currently living in beautiful British Columbia. She is a freelance writer and columnist who enjoys sharing her travel tips and information. You can view her websites online at http://roamingrv.com and http://writefortravel.com

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