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Address:
171 Columbia Park Drive, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Type:
Public Golf Course

Holes: 18   |   Par: 72

Tips:
6,477 Yards

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Revelstoke Golf Club

Additional Information

All rates include 18 holes, power cart & driving range.

Revelstoke’s Rates per Player:

Monday – Sunday including holidays:  $116 

Play Golf BC’s Rates per Player:

Monday – Sunday including holidays: $70 – $90 plus GST 

Snow-capped peaks emerge from a skyline of cedars, the silver blues of the Columbia River flow past pristine greens. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by stunning mountain views, golfing in Revelstoke is as much about the location as it is about the game.

We welcome new and experienced golfers, locals and visitors, juniors and their families to enjoy the open and friendly atmosphere. Revelstoke offers 6,537 yards of a par 72 championship-layout, 18-hole course. With exceptionally scenic holes along the Columbia River, the game weaves through natural features unique to this area. Both challenging and relaxing, the Golf Revelstoke experience blends a great course into a beautiful environment. Our course maintenance is upheld to the highest industry standards.

Located five minutes from Revelstoke’s main intersection on the Trans-Canada Highway, finding us is as easy as heading north on Laforme Boulevard in the historic district of Columbia Park and following the signs to the club.  We look forward to hosting you.

With trees, water and mountains enveloping the course, golfing Revelstoke is an unparalleled experience.

Women’s Tee Boxes:

Green:  Yards – 5,847  Slope – 127  Rating – 72.9

White:  Yards – 6,248  Slope – 134  Rating – 75.4

Men’s Tee Boxes:

Green:  Yards – 5,847  Slope – 117  Rating – 67.6

White:  Yards – 6,248  Slope – 124  Rating – 69.7

Blue:  Yards – 6,477  Slope – 127  Rating – 71.2

History:

In 1898, a committee of pioneers set out to create a park that could represent Revelstoke’s natural beauty, deciding on the triangular piece of land next to the deep-running, chalky-blue narrows surrounded by the Columbia River. Twenty years later, the Revelstoke Turf Association formed around the horse racing scene; creating grandstands, stables and outbuildings, where the clubhouse is currently located. The Revelstoke Golf Club clubhouse building’s unique design is a direct result of its equestrian heritage. Built in 1912, the building’s most prominent feature is a cupola that extends above the roof. It served as the caller’s booth for horse races, where race officials shouted out the races as the pack rounded near what are now the 10th and 11th holes. The building itself was a combined agricultural and equestrian building that served the local agricultural community. The First World War ended over a decade of racing, and in 1924, the golf craze came to Revelstoke in full force, and the building was converted into a clubhouse. It kicked off two decades of golden-era golfing in Revelstoke, which played host to many B.C. Interior tournaments, and hosted movie stars like Richard Arlen, who beat the course record in 1936 while in Revelstoke filming The Great Barrier. On behalf of the Gaumont British Picture Corporation, he donated the what’s now called the Arlen Cup to the “dandy good fellows” of the club. Under the guidance of golf course architect Norman Woods, the Revelstoke Golf Club began its transformation into a 6,537 yard, par 72 championship-layout, 18-hole course in 1974. Today, a century of transformation continues. Revelstoke has been a backcountry destination since Swiss guides arrived with the railway over a century ago. With the opening of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in 2007, the push continues to improve our all-season offerings.

 

Distances At The Revelstoke Golf Club Can Be Misleading

By Gord Montgomery, Senior Writer, Inside Golf

At first glance, golfers heading to the Revelstoke Golf Club likely think they’re about to feast on birdies and pars. But be warned: Don’t let the yardages on the scorecard fool you. This 180hole layout may be short on paper but it plays the long game with you.
Dean Jackson, the course’s General Manager and Director of Golf noted that while this picturesque golfing playground maxes out at just over 6,500 yards it plays to more. Much more in fact.

“The front nine is heavily tree-lined so it’s very tight,” he began in describing what protects this 18-hole gem against birdie hunters. “The course record from the Blues (the back tee) is 64 and it’s been standing for about 15 years. We’ve hosted some pretty major events here,” including the PGA of BC Championship last year, which features the best club professional golfers in the province. “And 66 was the best score from the back tees!”

Those front nine fairways are so well protected, Jackson noted, coming off that and heading to the back, you’ll likely be pleased with only a square or two, or maybe three, on your scorecard rather than a plethora of circles. The reason? Well, there are a few..

“We’re actually only about 1,500 feet above sea level,” so despite being surrounded by mountains, the ball doesn’t carry like one would expect. “We’re in the valley. We do have mountain backdrops on every shot …. and really, a 300-yard drive here is a massive drive!” Meaning that 6,500 yards plays much longer. Right? “Yeah, the length on the scorecard is very deceiving.”

“You want to keep your ball in the fairway as much as possible,” on the opening nine, he connoted. “If you hit it in the trees you will find your ball. We’re very friendly that way. Our underbrush is all cleared and we keep the canopy high on the big trees. But, if you’re in there you’re going to have to punch out. It’s very penalizing if you go into the trees and that’s almost a guaranteed bogey or double bogey. To get up and down to make par is tough if you’re not in the fairway.”

What also protects the course are the greens here. They’re on the smaller side and have very subtle breaks. The original nine on the layout was put together in 1924 while the second nine came to life in 1976. “They are different layouts for sure,” said Jackson.
The good news in attempting to put a few circles on your card is that the back nine opens up. “There are less trees back there. There are still trees out there but they are less intimidating.”

However, that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. The course has a total of 42 bunkers and also brings water into play on a few holes.

“Five holes go out into a peninsula by the Columbia River,” Jackson noted. “The river wraps around the golf course. This property is beautiful.”

To get to this golfing gem doesn’t take much more than a good drive and maybe a short wedge shot to access the club from the Trans Canada Highway.

“Yeah, we’re just off the highway. Nothing in Revelstoke is far,” but that doesn’t mean traffic noise is an issue here. “There’s zero traffic noise. It’s as peaceful as it gets here!”

So, remember: Yardages can be deceiving and that is most certainly the case at the Revelstoke Golf Club that is nestled into a valley and surrounded by mountains and quietness.

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