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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6825 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.2

Nestled in the Columbia Valley, Golden Golf Club is bordered on both sides by the Canadian Rockies and Purcell Mountains. The area is brimming with wildlife, which means players often share the course with eagles, osprey, coyotes, deer, and even the occasional black bear. The golf course was originally opened as a nine-hole layout in 1986 before the second nine was added. Despite being built ten years apart, the two nines blend seamlessly to create a challenging 18-hole course. Creeks meander through the golf course, coming into play on a few holes, and several holes are routed along the shore of the Columbia River. Golden Golf Club's signature hole is the par-4 11th. The tee from this hole overlooks Holt Creek, which you will have to clear in order to reach the tree-lined fairway.

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Architect Bill Newis (1986) Les Furber Design (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

RV Camping

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Canada (2016 #5)

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5.0
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Reviews 259
Handicap 10-14
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Golden Golf Club

The town of Golden is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers and just a few minutes north of town you will find the Golden Golf Course. Views of the surrounding Purcell and Rocky Mountains can be had from everywhere on the course. This is a parkland style 18-hole course that plays to a par 72 and with three tees (Gold, White, Red) available on each hole the yardages vary from 5,488 yards from the Reds, 6,326 yards from the Whites and maxes out at 6,825 yards from the Gold tees.

This mid morning round was accompanied by blue skies, plenty of sunshine and above average fall temperatures. Not having golfed here for probably twenty some years, the starter had me tee it up with three members who provided entertaining company and some welcome local knowledge of the course.

In 1996, with the help of Les Furber, the course was expanded to its current 18-hole layout from the original 9-hole course designed by Bill Newis in 1986. Wide fairways were masterfully cut through a well developed forest that runs alongside the Columbia River. The course opens with a gentle dogleg left, par 4 that reaches out 360 yards to a relatively generous, flat green that is sandwiched nicely between two bunkers. Hole 2 is a delight as it allows you to grip it and rip it from a slightly elevated platform to a wide ribbon of green fairway. The holes seamlessly follow each other and will have you consistently planning and plotting your way around the course. It's always nice when a golf course lets you make use of all the clubs in the bag. The placement of the 45 bunkers on the course are more than aesthetic as they have been strategically placed to catch any number of missed shots. Hole 11, a terrific 378 yard, par 4, has long been considered their signature hole with Holt Creek running along the right side of the hole and then crosses the front of a very testing, undulated green. As the three members I was golfing with me commented that par is a good score any day of the week on this hole, so my birdie here was an added bonus. Hole 11 has features reminiscent of Hole 10 at The Brabazon Golf Course at The Belfry.

The greens and greens complexes are wonderfully thought out. They are of varying sizes and shapes and all have slopes and swales that will test your putting skills. They are receptive to good approach shots, rolled smoothly and speeds were consistent throughout the entire course. Finding eight fairways and ten greens in regulation had me finish at two under my handicap for the round. Scoring well is possible as the course will certainly reward good course management and good ball striking.

A full service restaurant and a well appointed pro shop are staffed by friendly faces. The course is a fitting test of golf with its natural and man made hazards, exceptional course conditioning and fairways that turn in every direction. The course takes full advantage of the glorious countryside to provide a world-class challenge for all level of golfers. Its many attributes can invariably bring out the very best in your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Hidden Gen

We had heard about this course from friends and finally were able to play a round there. The setting is beautiful. The course was in excellent condition and provided just the right amount of challenge. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be back....and soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Our foursome really enjoyed the afternoon. The course was in excellent shape and the scenery fantastic. We felt like we were the only people on the course because of the layout . Whenever we come to this area we always make sure to include a game at your course .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Try it, you'll love it

Played this course multiple times, however every time I play here, it is always a treat. For those golfers who love scenery and the challenge of a great layout, give it a try. This is by far the best dollar value in the Columbia Valley.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Truly Golden

Course was in excellent shape, walked two rounds both were under 4 hours, staff were very pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful

Enjoyed the course challenges; especially the black bear on the 15th tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Club Pro

I had brought my 7 yr old son with me and I was normally not charged for him but this time the club pro told me he pays full junior price before 4pm. I had said this is his 1st year golfing and he only shoots a few times and never when the pace is hurried and he said that the other staff should have charged him on the previous occasions I played before. I was just a little take back by this bc I play golf all over Canada and the U.S. and would never cheat the system, and when my some is ready in 2 years or so , to play full rounds I will pay full price for him. Golden club pro needs to work a little with people bc, also on this day it was light rain and there were barely any people out there. Oh well, best I can hope is he reads this and is a little more lenient next time with kids that are just learning the sport. Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful, well conditioned course

Played Golden while driving through the Rockies. Very friendly staff, incredible views, perfect greens. Will definitely return again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Mountain Gem

Beautiful example of Les Furber's mountain architecture. Thoughtful, gimmick-free layout with just the right mix of challenge and playability. I love playing this course and look forward to coming back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

This is one of the most beautiful courses I have played and it is in outstanding condition - especially for early season. Every hole is interesting and secluded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry nice course

I have always enjoyed golfing Golden golf course. It's always been one of my favourite courses to play and golf it every time we vacation in Radium Hot Springs! It's only an hour drive away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gem in the mountains

One of our favorite courses anywhere. Beautiful. Quiet. Plays fair but challenging. A true gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course was in excellent shape, carts were like new, and there was only one hole that we held people, despite being "duffers ", and we were never held up !
Most enjoyable afternoon on a lovely course ! Thanks "Hot Deals" !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

awesome views

beautiful course,excellent turf, incredible views,challengling greens some fairways bordered by large mountain streams, amoung the very best
I've played

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Mountain Course

Just an excellent mountain course with all amenities. I would rank it equal or better then many of the higher priced courses in the area. Hopefully it remains that way.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must stop

Our golf group has stopped at this wonderful Rocky Mountain hidden gem the first weekend of June for 25 consecutive years now. Wonderful people and just down home relaxing atmosphere! Must play for any level of golfer!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Don't pass this one bye

Great place to play and stay,we loved the course layout,beautiful views on every hole.The only issue we had was a few of the massive greens had some winter kill from the deer passing through.and the putted a little slow from what I am use to.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well kept

large undulating greens, fair course, spectacular scenery, In great shape.
Bring mosquito repellent.
Will play again next time we are near Golden.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Do yourself a favour!

Great course, great condition, great scenery, great price. Friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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