The Golden Golf Club
Hole Previews and Club History
Don't be fooled by this seemingly relaxed opening hole. Aim for the center of the fairway with driver, fairway wood, or a hybrid. A well-struck tee shot will leave a mid to short iron into a large green which doesn't give away putts easily.
A long accurate tee shot is required on this difficult par 4. Second shot requires accuracy to this long narrow, well-guarded green.
Dogleg left par 4 requires a tee shot carrying the two small ponds at fairway's edge. Mid to short iron second shot to reach the green.
Difficult par 3 requires tee shot to carry entire distance to green. The large, undulating green will test even the best putters.
Best approach off the tee is to favour the right center of the fairway. Distance control on your approach shot is key to avoid the bunkers guarding the green.
This par 5 is best played in three shots. A well-placed tee shot left of center will open up the dogleg for an easier lay up second shot. Your approach shot is key to set up your birdie opportunity.
This short par 3 plays tougher than it appears. Avoid being short with your tee shot. Green slopes severely from left to right.
This dogleg left par 5 is difficult to reach in two even for long hitters. The green is at least three clubs long with bunkers on the right and left side.
A tee shot carrying the bunkers on the left will leave a short approach shot into the green but is not required. An ideal approach shot is left underneath the hole on this undulating green.
Climbing the hill the entire way on this hole. An extra club or two is required for approach shots to this two-tiered green.
Our signature Hole. A tee shot to the 150 yard marker is ideal, leaving an approach shot over Holt Creek. A bunker guards the front of this back to front sloping green.
With an accurate tee shot this downhill reachable par 5 yields many birdies. A well-bunkered, multi-tiered green requires an accurate approach shot.
Avoid being intimidated by having a to carry the pond guarding the front of this green. club selection is key on this short par 3.
Accuracy is key on this tee shot. Finding the correct level of this two-tiered green while avoiding the water to the right and behind the green is important.
A tee shot to the 150-yard marker is all that is required. An extra club or two is required for this approach shot to a green with bunkers short right and back left.
This deep green and the downhill component makes club selection key. Avoid Holt Creek on the right side of the fairway.
Accuracy is more important than length on this tee shot. A well-placed tee shot will leave a short approach in to this three-tiered green sloping back to front.
this reachable par 5 finishing hole can end your round on a good note. The long, well-guarded green requires an accurate approach shot with distance control in mind.
The Golden Golf Club has a long history of committed community involvement that dates all the way back to June of 1935. This is when the golf club was first formed. In 1942 the club opened its first 5-hole golf course south of town near Reflection Lake. The Golden Golf Club was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1962 and continues under this designation in present day. Golfers were forced to travel through Roger's Pass to the Revelstoke Golf Club for official tournament rounds. During the 1970's attempts were made to develop a different golf club, however this development failed due to a lack of funds.
A strong desire for a local golf course grew within the community and a large fund raising effort was under way. Perhaps the most famous fund raiser was on September 29, 1984. 'The Longest Hole' was played the distance from Parson to Golden. This fund raiser claimed a Guiness Book World Record for the longest golf hole ever played. Roger Ross, Mike Ross, Lil Dewar, and Muzzy Grecco played the 20.25 mile hole in 271 strokes.
In 1985, the original 9-hole golf course opened exclusively for member play. Memberships cost $5.00 and rounds were a whopping $5.00 each. May of 1986 marked the official opening of the Golden Golf Club.