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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6788 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.6

Surrounded by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, Birchbank Golf Course (previously known as Rossland Trail Country Club) in Genelle offers stunning views from nearly every hole. The course itself winds across rolling hills blanketed with mature trees. The course incorporates all the hallmarks of traditional British Columbia golf. Since opening in 1962, the golf course has undergone major changes including the renovation of several greens, hole relocations, and the addition of many new bunkers. The renovations have helped to build Birchbank's reputation as one of the finest golf courses in the Kootenays. The elevation changes throughout the course, which range from subtle to dramatic, helped to determine the strategic placement of the bunkers. A stream meanders through the course as well, coming into play on a few holes. There is also a driving range available at Birchbank G.C.

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season April 1st - October 31st

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Canada (2016 #15)

Reviews

4.5
46 Reviews (46)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 8
Locals 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Walked

Great course and friendly staff

I have golfed this course many times over the past year. The course layout is good and it is always in good condition. It is not the most challenging course in the area but has an intermediate degree of difficulty. The best thing about this course is the staff. They are always friendly and accommodating. The only negative comment is the bar/ restaurant is often closed early or booked for special events.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

pace of play great on this course

Course is in great shape and the pace of play was excellent. VERY GOOD VALUE

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birchbank gc

Pretty good track. Tough test from the tips.
Great deal through Golf Now! Would definitely play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent Course

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. The entire course is in excellent condition the greens are in top shape! We will be frequenting this course in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

birchbank golf course

The temp was 38 celsius so the pace of play was great-not many on the course. The course was in good shape and the refreshment cart came around twice on the front nine. For what I paid you can't beat it!

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

This course has awesome views and a nice variety of holes

Great food , the canadian burger is awesome,
Well kept greens ,nice variety of fairways and approach shots

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome golf value!

Used the phone app to book a Hot Deal, and boy was it a great deal! Course was in great shape and we even ran into some wild turkeys on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in excellent condition and pace of play for a Sunday was outstanding, completed our round in three and a half hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

birchbank golf course

I have played this course many times in the past. Early in the year the course wasn't in the best condition Fairways and greens were slow. This last time out the course was in much better condition. T he front was changed and I enjoyed the layout more.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT DAY!

Paired up with 2 really nice guys. Weather was perfect, and course was in great shape. Greens were fairly fast and consistent. Really enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Great course that opens early in the season. Course is really scenic and in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great way to start season

The course was in great shape, especially the greens.
The staff was awesome and i have nothing but good things to say about my day golfing. We stopped in at the restaurant after our round, and the staff and food and drink were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful course

Birchbank is a course that you want to play regularly. It is challenging, has gorgeous views and the staff is very friendly. The course is kept in great shape.
You also see lots of wildlife while you golf especially the wild turkeys!
I will be back next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Lovely setting along the river

The cost was amazingly low and had planned to golf that course but didn't remember the back nine had hills so in 38 degree weather it was more of a challenge that i had expected. My husband fared better but we did do it again and the second time took a cart which worked out great.

We ate there both times and the food was excellent with charming staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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