In this latest blog post, we’re profiling:
Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club
4320 Gallagher’s Drive West
Green Fees: $125 (including cart and warm-up basket)
Cart Fees: $40
Course Introduction and History
Offering a picturesque setting that combines all of the natural beauty the Okanagan has to offer, Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club is included in the group of high-end courses by GolfBC Group. Designed by the dynamic architectural duo of Bill Robinson and Les Furber, who surely find pride in the masterpiece they’ve created, Gallagher’s Course is a site to behold and is rated as one of the best in the area. Set in a mixed residential and leisurely use area, Gallagher’s Course is overlooked by an exclusive set of luxury homes as well as the natural beauty of Kelowna. Mountain bluffs, orchards, and vineyards frame the lush greenery and tailored perfection of the course itself, creating an unparalleled golf experience and breathtaking views at this East Kelowna golf course located just twenty minutes from Downtown Kelowna and Lake Okanagan.
With so many spectacular golf course that are renowned by golfers around the world, you’re right for having confidence and high expectations for your golfing experience at Gallagher’s Canyon. The golf course brings in visitors year round from many different areas of the world, near and far, and the experience doesn’t disappoint.
The golfing facility of Gallagher’s Canyon encompasses the championship 18-hole Canyon golf course as well as the smaller and more exclusive 9-hole Pinnacle Course, which is the perfect setting to house a leisurely practice round. Elevation changes offer unique challenges to golfer champions and beginners alike, and skills will be particularly put the test at the sixth hole, 100 yards out from the green. The ninth tee of Gallagher’s Canyon offers a spectacular view, which is arguably the best of the course.
At Gallagher’s Course visitors will also be able to work on their golf skills at the learning centre, which offers certified instructors for guaranteed improvement. There is also a double-ended driving range, four practice greens, a pitching area, and both fairway and greenside bunkers at Gallagher’s. To ensure the experience at Gallagher’s always remains authentic and luxurious, visitors are required to follow the course etiquette as well as the dress code of proper golf attire.
Amenities and Services
To get an exceptional golf experience, visitors can make it a complete day of fun and progress even after the game of golf is over. Gallagher’s Canyon also offers a prestigious clubhouse that is set on a ridge overlooking the expansive greenery of the course. The picturesque and prestigious setting can also be found in the clubhouse at the golf course, making it a popular venue for weddings and other events of up to 180 people.
The Golf Shop at Gallagher’s is yet another draw at the impressive course, offering the latest and greatest names in the world of men’s and women’s golf and leisure wear. Golfers can also get souvenirs and rental equipment at the Golf Shop.
Lessons for improving golfing skills are also available at Gallagher’s, which includes more specified and exclusive programs, such as the Ladies Program and the Juniors Program. Private and semi-private lessons start at $85 an hour with many different group series, golf schools, and coaching programs available. The Ladies Program includes 12 nights of 90-minute supervised group golf lessons at the 9-hole Pinnacle Course for $499. The Junior Programs, for those 6 to 18 years old, are affordable, ranging from $179 for the Pinnacle Course to $279 for the Canyon Course.
What Makes Gallagher’s Canyon Special
The clubhouse restaurant is a particular asset at Gallagher’s Canyon and something that makes the golf course stand out amongst the rest. Tim Buckley is the renowned chef at the Canyon Bar & Grill, and is skilled in creating the ideal after-golf dining experience alongside his culinary team.
The menu items include fresh meats and local ingredients found in Kelowna, and the restaurant is often praised for their use of the local fruits and vegetables of the Okanagan Valley. The sunny patio is a favourite amongst golfers who want to enjoy the many options that encompass the meaning of West Coast cuisine, as well as a glass of the variety of Okanagan wines offered here.
As an avid golfer, having a superb and impressive golf course in your own neighbourhood is an unparalleled benefit, and one that most golfers dream of. Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club stands as just another reason to make the move into the Kelowna area. For more information on all things Kelowna, including golf, activities, and Kelowna real estate please keep an eye on our blog or contact us today!