Designed by Canadian course architect Les Furber, Kelowna Springs Golf Club’s 18-hole course invites clubbers to hunt pins across 6,176 yards of connecting fairways and greens. Seven ponds come into play throughout the round, adding a scenic touch as they wait to take the lives of golf balls that depend on inhaling oxygen through their dimples. The 501-yard, par 5 18th hole provides a dramatic conclusion to the round, as golfers play to a green framed by the clubhouse, protected by three cavernous bunkers, and flanked by a pond on its left side. After rounds, duffers can unwind at Legends Classic Grill, where a menu of savoury clubhouse fare sates ravenous hungers built up after a day of driving balls into the cosmos and suppressing unhappy swing thoughts.
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At Urban Links, golfers up their games with hands-on training sessions with certified instructors and access to an indoor facility with the latest in golf training technology. Golfers can cure their slice-, shank-, or narcolepsy-prone swings inside hitting bays that feature TrackMan swing-analysis software, which uses motion sensors and video playback to break down swinging motions. Urban Links? resident aces also enlist TrackMan technology to help players find out the club specifications that best fit their swing and body type. Along with lessons and club-fitting sessions, golfers can take advantage of the equipment and develop secret handshakes with cyborg Greg Normans during independent practice sessions in the hitting bays.
Orchard Greens Golf Club utilizes its fertile pastureland to the utmost. On the one hand, it's a 9-hole, par 32 course with tons of character, including a par-five finishing hole with an elevated tee that looks out onto an expanse of mountains, a lake, and nearby residencies. On the other, it's a working apple orchard that has harvested the fruits of the land for decades. Evidence of its alter-ego abounds, especially at the Bunkhouse Bar and Grill, the course-side restaurant located in a charming, green-roofed building that dates back to 1929, a time when the facility served as the orchard's barn for trucks to haul in fruit and a stable for horses hired as taste testers. The scenic spot deserves a good, long look on a sunny day, but those who can't make it out until sunset shouldn't worry: the course is also illuminated by floodlights throughout the summer so players can enjoy night golf.
Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 32 course * Length of 2,100 yards from the tips * Three tee options available * Scorecard
The soft pop of clubs against golf balls drifts from the driving range at The Golf Centre, up through orchards and toward the mountains behind them. At either sheltered or unsheltered tees on the range, golfers cut crescents from the air, their clubs arcing behind them. Staff rotate the range balls every season, limiting the possibility that customers hit a damaged ball or one they have made up a whole back story for. After ironing the kinks out of their long games, players can work on short-game strokes at the 35-yard short-game practice area, complete with sand traps, a chipping green, and a putting green. A team of CPGA-certified instructors stands at the ready to help players address their problem areas within lessons, incorporating video analysis during 30-minute private lessons to illustrate a stance that?s too open or eyes that aren?t open.