When you play the Penticton Golf and Country Club course, you are playing through a bit of BC's golf history. The origins of the club go back to a 9 hole course that shared a fairway with a racetrack, located in the area near the intersection of Railway Avenue and Power Street. This course was entirely built by enthusiastic volunteers and maintained by the players. The golf club was founded in 1922.
Over the years the club grew and the course changed location several times, improving with each move. In 1961 the Penticton Golf and Country Club opened the first 18 hole course in the B.C. Interior on land south of Eckhardt Avenue between Kings Park and the Okanagan River Channel. Due to to flood control work on the Okanagan River Channel the present site became available in 1965. Part of the course was shifted westward and the course became championship-sized for the first time.
Over the long history of this club, the defining factor has always been the enthusiasm of its members and their dedication to the game of golf. Interested in becoming a member of the Penticton Golf & Country Club? Click here.
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We are often asked how we can keep our course as lush and green as we do in the hot and windy summer conditions of the South Okanagan. One of the main ingredients is water, and as you can see in the above photo, the Penticton Golf and Country Club irrigates with reclaimed water (effluent) from the City of Penticton. This means the golf course grounds have no draw on the City’s potable water source.
Besides the use of reclaimed water, The Penticton Golf and Country Club is involved in many other environmentally friendly initiatives. We are in the process of becoming certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. We are very active in naturalizing our waterways to enhance bird and amphibian habitat. We plant vegetation that is a benefit to bees and butterflies, as well as providing duck houses, owl and bat boxes.
We feel it is very important to be more than just a golf course; therefore we strive to continually improve the lands environmentally for future generations.