BC’s Mountain Playground

June 7, 2013

At Greywolf, success on the course really can get the heart thumping. After all, when you tee up at the mountain course’s signature hole, dubbed the Cliffhanger, you might just be white-knuckling it as you face an island green perched across the aptly named “Hopeful Canyon.” It’s an experience that makes the Doug Carrick-designed wonder, at Panorama Mountain Village, a true must-play. www.greywolfgolf.com

Near Invermere, east of Panorama, Eagle Ranch embraces its Rocky-and-Purcell-mountain setting with 18 holes set high on the bluffs overlooking the Columbia River. Here, open fairways and valley views along the course’s upper region will cause the pulse to flutter, while the hushed shelter of Eagle Ranch’s mini canyons encourage equally dramatic play. www.eagleranchresort.com

Head south to Kimberley and you’ll find that the area’s rugged alpine landscape defines Trickle Creek Golf Resort. Eighteen thrilling holes, complete with tricky shots and precision putts, is par for the course at this Les Furber gem that incorporates rushing creeks and North Star Mountain’s steep slopes to its best advantage. www.tricklecreek.com

Continue south to Cranbrook, and you’ll discover one final show-stopper: Wildstone Golf Course. The newest addition to the mountain course scene, Wildstone is the first Black Knight Design by Gary Player Design in Canada. An added bonus? Thoughtfully crafted over gently rolling terrain, this must-play promises dramatic bunkering, plenty of variety and a jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain backdrop. www.wildstonegolf.com

courtesy of Destination BC


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