Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $12, you get admission for two to Kelowna Springs Putting Course on Penno Road (an up to $24 value). Grab a trusty putter and send golf balls to their cozy hole-homes on Kelowna Springs Putting Course, an 18-hole, natural grass course designed by golf architect Les Furber, with sand traps, water hazards, mounding, fairways, and rough. No golfing experience is necessary to putt through approximately 1.5-hours of grassy greens, and the crafty course also features night lighting for evening play. Elevate your putting skills to new heights, or simply delight in your first-ever game of golf played entirely without nine-irons or ten pins. Course opens April 1, 2011, weather permitting.
- This track is one that’s loved by the locals and it stands up well to anyone’s game because it calls for a sharp short game to have any sort of success. – Gord Montgomery, Inside Golf
Kelowna Springs Golf Club
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.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Length of 6,176 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 69.4 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 123 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
- Link to scorecard