Best golf courses: Thompson / Okanagan, BC

Thompson / Okanagan, BC: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Carleton, Wayne

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Kelowna

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Wayne Carleton of Cooke Carleton International Golf Design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Barr, Dave

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Kamloops

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Dave Barr's first Signature design course
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Castlegar
Designed by members

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Castlegar

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Designed by members
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Castlegar
Furber, Les

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Castlegar

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Initially a 9-hole course dating from 1962, Les Furber designed the expansion to an 18-hole course in 1986.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Cooke, Graham

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Kamloops

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Graham Cooke
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Heaslip, Robert

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Kamloops

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Robert Heaslip
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Furber, Les

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Kelowna

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Les Furber made major improvements to the course in 1991.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Robinson & Furber

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Kelowna

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William Robinson & Les Furber
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Cooke, Graham

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Kelowna

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Graham Cooke
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Baptiste & George

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Kelowna

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Today's 18-hole championship course was designed by three Osoyoos Indian Band Members (Sam Baptiste, Tony Baptiste & Dave George) assisted by Tony Patricinio, John Reid & Grant Montgomery. The design incorporated some of the original Cherry Grove G&CC 9-hole course, which had existed since 1961.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Nicklaus Design

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Kelowna

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Nicklaus Design - the first design of Bill O'Leary, Jack Nicklaus's only son-in-law.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Furber, Les

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Kelowna

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Les Furber
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Thomson, Doug

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Kelowna

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Doug Thomson designed the Desert Gold course (2006). The Park Meadows course was designed by Jack Reimer (1972).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Furber, Les

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Kelowna

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Les Furber
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Carrick, Doug

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Kelowna

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Doug Carrick
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Castlegar
Furber, Les

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Castlegar

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Original 9-hole course, owned by the Teck Cominco Metals mining company dated from 1927. In 2007/8 Les Furber designed today's 18-hole championship layout.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Bates & Couples

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Kelowna

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A Fred Couples Signature Course designed by Gene Bates.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Kamloops

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Whitman, Zokol & Suny

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Kamloops

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Designed by Rod Whitman (course architect) together with Richard Zokol (original owner & PGA Tour Pro) and Armen Suny (agronomist)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Furber, Les

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Kamloops

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Original course revamped by Les Furber in 1994.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Cooke, Graham

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Kamloops

Designer

Graham Cooke: front-nine (1996), back-nine (2005).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Cooke & Carleton

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Kamloops

Designer

Graham Cooke and Wayne Carleton
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
Carr, J. Bruce

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Kelowna

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J. Bruce Carr
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
Cooke, Graham

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Kamloops

Designer

Graham Cooke
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Kamloops
McBroom, Thomas

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Kamloops

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Thomas "Tom" McBroom
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kelowna
McBroom, Thomas

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Kelowna

Designer

An original nine-hole course dates from 1997; the full Thomas McBroom designed 18 holes opened for play in 2008.

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