Osoyoos Golf Club (Desert Gold course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Osoyoos Golf Club (Desert Gold course) Est. 1972

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Osoyoos Golf Club (Desert Gold course): Located in the heart of “Desert Wine Country” in British Columbia, Osoyoos Golf Club offers two 18-hole championship golf courses. The higher-rated and more difficult of the two layouts is the Desert Gold course, which roams out-and-back across undulating open desert terrain. By contrast the more compact resort-style Park Meadows is lightly tree-lined course, with its two nine-hole loops staying closer to the clubhouse.

Framed by rugged mountain backdrops, the club is set on a hillside overlooking Osoyoos Lake, the town of Osoyoos, and surrounding vineyards and orchards. Away from any intrusive roads or housing, the layout abounds with elevation changes, rolling fairways and stylish bunkering. The well-crafted holes enjoy a linksy openness as they meander through sagebrush and grass covered hills.

Carved out of the desert brush the Desert Gold layout slides along the side of a hill for its first few holes, before climbing up and around the brush-covered terrain, with ever-more arresting views to be enjoyed along the way. Panoramic sights aside, the course's good-width well-defined fairways are typically framed by dusty desert brush. Tee shots on this modern handsomely bunkered design are mostly straight; several require a degree of accuracy, especially where out-of-bounds is present.

You'll enjoy the best of the fabulous scenery from the par-4 8th, which is played alongside fruit orchards, through to the par-4 13th and 14th holes played "in the hills" at the layout's highest elevation. The par-4 17th and 18th holes revert back to a more tree-lined parkland style, something experienced earlier, way back as the par-5 1st.

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Making Contact

Osoyoos Golf Club
12300 Golf Course Drive,
Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0
Canada
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Office   +1 (800) 481 6665 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (250) 495 7003
Fax

 

Email   info@golfosoyoos.com
Website   www.golfosoyoos.com
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Golf Pro
 
Drew Bolokoski (Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland, desert-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Desert scrubland.
 
Designer: Doug Thomson designed the Desert Gold course (2006). The Park Meadows course was designed by Jack Reimer (1972).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6500 6039 4924
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 71.6 69.5 68.7
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Desert Gold course. Also at Osoyoos GC is the easier-going 18-hole Park Meadows course (par-72, 6351 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

129 km S of Kelowna / 2 km SW of Osoyoos.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on the Desert Gold course in high season (Apr, May, June & Sept): C$79 (all days). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Open all year.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory on Desert Gold course. Walking permitted at all times on the Park Meadows course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

A member of the South Okanagan Golf Trail, Osoyoos Golf Club is a year-round facility with two 18-hole championship golf courses. The club is located just a few minutes drive from the Canadian-USA border, with the mountains and valleys of Washington state very much in view from the golf course.

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Location

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Latitude: (49.015708)
Longitude: (-119.490813)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel 
7702 Main St, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
+1 (250) 495 6525
www.coasthotels.com

At the Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel, you can enjoy the shores of the warmest freshwater lake in Canada. You’ll have access to a private beach complete with lounge chairs and a picnic area. For the boating inclined, there are even boat buoys for your use. The Osoyoos Golf Club is just minutes away.

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Golf within 10 km Osoyoos Golf Club
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Golf within 30 km Fairview Mountain Golf Club; NK'MIP Canyon Desert Golf Course
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Osoyoos 4-star
7906 Main St, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0.
+1 (250) 495 7223
www.holidayinn.com

The Osoyoos Holiday Inn & Suites boasts its own private island as well as over 300 feet of private beach. This modern waterfront lodging also has two restaurants, an indoor pool and a marina with complimentary boat moorage.

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Golf within 10 km Osoyoos
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Golf within 30 km Fairview Mtn; Nk'Mip Canyon.
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