Eager for a golf getaway this summer, but conscientious of travelling safely and responsibly during current conditions? Then may we recommend a “micro-cation” – one where you stick to one community, stay in a single hotel room, and enjoy outdoor pursuits that maximize your ability to physically distance from others while enjoying all the fantastic activities and scenery that British Columbia has to offer. In short, a micro-travel golf vacation!
Fortunately, British Columbia has a host of terrific communities that, in addition to plentiful accommodation choices, a plethora of restaurant options and a host of activities, offer some of Canada’s top golf courses. Here are a few favourites:
Kamloops Golf Vacation (5 Nights & 4 Rounds)
Play four fantastic Kamloops-area golf courses, including BC’s #1 Public Golf Course, Tobiano, combined with three nights accommodation to really explore all that Kamloops has to offer. While you’re here on a Kamloops Golf Vacation, embark on the BC Ale Trail and take in top brews at physically-distanced patios, take a hike, visit the BC Wildlife Park, or head to the beach.
Kelowna Golf Getaway (3 Nights & 4 Rounds)
Visit the lush Okanagan Valley and the heart of BC’s wine country with a fantastic golf package that lets you choose your rounds from eight fantastic golf courses, many which grace top Canadian golf lists year after year. With 65 vineyards within easy reach, adding on a winery tour is the perfect complement to a sunny Kelowna Golf Getaway.
Kimberley Cranbrook Golf Package (2 Nights & 3 Rounds)
Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you tee off amongst some of the most spectacular views in the province as you play a handful of golf courses in the Kootenay Rockies with a Kimberley Cranbrook Golf Package. With over 25 championship golf courses located in this secluded corner of the province, take your pick and customize a golf trip to remember. The area is also rich in Indigenous history and culture for those interested in learning more about British Columbia’s first inhabitants.
Invermere- Panorama Golf Getaway
Take on two distinct golf courses visiting Invermere and Panorama with this delightful golf package. Pair your golf at Greywold and Eagle Ranch with a mountain biking adventure at Panorama Mountain Resort, head to the lake in Invermere, and end the day soaking in a nearby hot spring. Whether you choose one activity or all of them, you’ll end up with a relaxing golf vacation that will have you inspired to visit more Kootenay Rockies golf courses on your next golf mini-cation.
Shuswap Golf Week (6 Nights & 5 Rounds)
Just east of Kamloops, the sunny and serene Shuswap golf region awaits with a Shuswap Golf Week, complete with lush golf courses and a relaxed pace, perfect for forgetting about the outside world and rediscovering your love of the game. For an ultimate Shuswap experience, tack on a few days of house boating to your golf vacation and take some slow time along the lake.
Vancouver Luxury Golf Getaway (3 Nights & 4 Rounds)
If the hustle and bustle of the city is what you need right now, look no further than BC’s metropolis for a Luxury Golf Getaway. Stay downtown or at a luxury casino resort, with convenient access to explore further. While you’re here, four featured area golf courses beckon but so do apres-golf pursuits including fine dining, exploring local mountains and beaches, or taking to the water by paddleboard or kayak.
With several distinct golf regions along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, it can be hard to choose just one community to visit during a micro-travel golf trip, but we know you can do it! Pair golf and outdoor adventure with a Courtenay & Campbell River Golf Package, head south for luxury beachside accommodations with a Parksville Beach & Golf Vacation (2 nights & 3 rounds) – including a stay at Western Canada’s #1 Spa Resort Tigh-Na-Mara, or spend a full week exploring golf courses in Victoria BC (7 nights & 5 rounds) to really scratch that golf itch and consider pairing with a tour along the Victoria Ale Trail or a winery tour through the nearby Saanich Peninsula.
Vernon Golf Vacation (4 Nights & 5 Rounds)
Ideally located between Kelowna, Kamloops, and Shuswap, the Vernon Golf Region is one of golfer’s top hidden gems for a variety of courses, range of accommodation options, and excellent activities all year round. A Vernon Golf Vacation features several breathtaking golf courses and familiar favourites to create a well-rounded golf trip. Stay downtown and explore restaurants, pubs, breweries and cideries, or upgrade to on-course accommodations at Predator Ridge Resort to get up close and personal with two of Canada’s top golf courses – The Predator Course and The Ridge Course. Combined with play at Spallumcheen Golf Club, The Rise Golf Club and Vernon Golf Club you’ll have the makings of an unforgettable golf vacation!
Whistler Golf Vacation (5 Nights & 4 Rounds)
Visit Canada’s #1 Golf Destination with a Whistler Golf Vacation that highlights the best of mountain golf, with rounds at four incredible golf courses. In your leisure time, explore trails or take a gondola ride up the mountain for even more spectacular scenery.
Want to stay longer? No problem – simply ask our golf travel professionals to help create a custom itinerary!
Before you come to visit British Columbia for a golf trip, get familiar with Hello BC’s “10 Ways to Travel Safely” for useful tips.