Summer golf getaways to Kamloops, BC are the ultimate, crowd-free, total package experiences
From lake shores to cliff sides, Kamloops’ distinct landscapes offer unique challenges for all skill levels. Home to top-ranked courses Tobiano and Talking Rock, Kamloops boasts some of the most unique golf layouts in Canada—eight in total—and with plenty of annual sunshine, amazing conditions and an eight-month golf season, Kamloops is a premier destination for an unparalleled golf getaway.
Monica Dickinson, director, industry relations + communications, Tourism Kamloops, says golf has been the saving grace, the golden experience that has allowed business networking, staycationers, and destination golf enthusiasts to escape for a day trip or overnight to relaxing recreational experiences over the past several weeks.
Kamloops is a 3.5-hour drive from Vancouver, which means a two- or three-day getaway is totally within reach, and being an easy day trip from Vancouver, it is complemented by great value.
“At its core, golf is a super social game,” Dickinson says. “Our courses have taken necessary steps to ensure a safe, approachable experience, complementing Kamloops’ DNA where golf is far from pretentious and open to all abilities.”
You can swing without crowds, the dress code is relaxed and the vibe is friendly. Kamloops golf courses include nearly 1,200 metres of elevation change, where the dramatic topography illustrates a myriad of panoramic views. Golden fescue-lined tee boxes, awe-inspiring fairways and scenic bent-grass greens leave every golfer with lasting memories and a yearning to play again. Golfers are passionate in Kamloops for good reason.
Sound good so far?
Get the most out of your Kamloops golf vacation by combining accommodation, rounds, transportation and other activities, including touring award-winning wineries, indulging in local flavours, and casting a line on trophy still water to create the perfect getaway package.
For those looking for a little of everything, the ability to diversify your activities is limitless in Kamloops. “If you like to hike, we have BC’s largest municipal park with spectacular views and endless trails,” Dickinson says. “Kamloops is a mountain biking mecca and we are known for our flowy single track—even mountain biking is approachable here!”
Although it is known for its desert-like, arid climate, access to water is vast. Kamloops is located at the confluence of the north and south Thompson Rivers, and the area is home to more than 100 freshwater lakes that are calling to the angler, paddler or swimmer in you.
Don’t forget Kamloops and the Thompson Valley is also a newly designated wine region for BC. “Feel like a patio experience or live music in the vineyard? Kamloops is home to four wineries, each with exceptional tasting rooms and award-winning wines,” Dickinson says. “Visit kamloopswinetrail.com for more info and to book a tour.”
When booking accommodation, there is a huge spread of properties and rates, and they include an array of amenities. Expect top notch facilities at the best value available.
Experience some of BC’s untapped tracks and make Kamloops your go-to destination for an unforgettable golf vacation this summer.
“Kamloops is a place you come back to frequently,” Dickinson says. “We have eight amazing courses that range from valley bottom to alpine peak and that diversity is what makes visitors return again and again.”
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