Nestled beside the pure and cobalt waters of the 80-mile Okanagan Lake, the Okanagan Valley is perhaps Canada’s sunniest spot for a relaxing golf vacation. This scenic mountain valley has one of the longest golfing seasons in Canada.
The Okanagan Valley is indeed blessed with a mild, almost Mediterranean climate. It has temperate spring and fall seasons and a warm and sunny summer in between. The area is truly welcoming with the lake breeze, moderating even the warmest days of summer.
The happy climate of Okanagan nurtures its thriving vineyards and orchards. The verdant greenery, cascading down the hillsides to the sandy lakeside beaches, makes a wonderful man-made contribution to the incredible natural beauty of the area.
The stunning mountain, lake and desert terrain, coupled with fresh, clean air, warm sunshine and world-class golf courses encourages a leisurely, unhurried lifestyle… making the Okanagan a prime for golf vacation!
The growing number of high quality wineries in the area has led to a flourishing regional wine scene. This, together with the abundance of fresh locally grown organic produce, has led many award-winning chefs to settle in the area. The delicious result is innovative cuisine that pairs well with delectable regional wines. Why not follow a golf game in the morning with a relaxing, all-inclusive afternoon vineyard tour? Transportation, wine sampling, winery tours and an evening dinner at a winery restaurant are all provided for you- all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! What better way to cap a day on the golf course than to dine al fresco in a winery restaurant surrounded by sun-warmed vineyards?
The championship golf courses themselves are world-class; designed by renowned names such as Les Furber and Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear Design. Whatever type of golfing you choose, a challenging championship course or a couples-friendly resort-type game, the Okanagan is a golf vacation paradise! With a golf courses to suit every mood, the beautiful Okanagan Valley scenery and cheerful service is provided for free at every location!
Need some time away from the golf course? The picturesque lakeside town of Kelowna is the center of your Okanagan stay and offers many unique shopping, entertainment and dining experiences. As a popular retirement center, Kelowna has a friendly, unrushed feel to it, while still providing many of the desirable amenities of a bigger city. The town’s revitalized and compact Cultural District provides art galleries, concert halls, movie theaters and sporting facilities, all within a short stroll of the popular lakeside promenade.
About the Author:
K. Gordon Schultz is the President of Golf Canada’s West. He has over 35 years of experience in Western Canada’s travel industry.
Schultz established Tour Canada West Ltd. in 1978 as a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Calgary. His company offers Destination Management services to the international Meetings & Incentive travel industry.
In 1999 Schultz formed Golf Canada’s West Ltd. in response to the growing demand for quality, service oriented golf vacations to Alberta and British Columbia. The company has enjoyed consistent growth to become Western Canada’s leading golf vacation specialist.
Schultz has volunteered for local youth groups (1st Canmore Scouts, Canmore Coho Swim Club) and has served on the Board of Directors of Tourism Calgary, Meetings & Conventions Banff / Lake Louise, and most recently as President of the Canmore Golf & Curling Club.
For more information about Golf Canada’s West, visit www.GolfCanadasWest.com