Castlegar Golf Club

4.8627588235 4.9 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6712 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Singles allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6712 yards 71.8 125
Blue 72 6456 yards 70.9 123
White 72 6036 yards 69.0 118
Red 72 5505 yards 66.7 108

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

16 out of 17 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"A true gem in the Kootenays. Not to be missed."


BLPetrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have not played the course in 10 years but it is still a fantastic golf experience at a reasonable price, even at full rates.This is one of the best golf values I know of. It is an outstanding layout nestled into the mountains. Fair but very challenging at times. Use the free course guide available at the pro shop!

A few red tee boxes were set back with the whites so the course was at times really tough for anyone playing the reds. Despite being at the end of a record setting stretch without rain the greens and the fairways were in great shape and the course played beautifully. The staff was very friendly and the facilities were comfortable. Nothing but great things to say.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Castlegar"


Bevandharry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Absolutely wonderful and loved the views. How to back again on another trip through this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens still fast at end of Sept."


Cory3095555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Summer like conditions, the course is in immaculate shape. Greens are running fast, quiet slopey


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course is in excellent condition."


jamiebeauch's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was in excellent condition and pace of play was fantastic. Not very busy on this hot day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A really good experience"


bgmoore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great condition. There is a good variety hole layouts, with beautiful scenery. A number of greens are rather challenging but fun.

Overall our favorite course played on our Kootenay vacation, and only a half hour drive from Nelson


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Great Course"


Yukoner65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've golfed this course once in the past and loved it. Staff are very friendly however the colours for the tee boxes have changed since I golfed there last and we weren't told before heading out. Very confusing as the score cards didn't match up with the indicators on the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bring your putting skills"


u000004996906's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Would definitely play again. Putting was certainly a challenge. Scenery was outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2016

Hi u000004996906,

Thank you for the amazing 4 star review and for playing your last round with us! We value your feedback and are pleased to hear that you loved the course! We hope that you will come back soon!!

All the best,

Castlegar Golf Club Management


"great value and vistas"


automodels's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very challenging, well-kept course, beautiful backdrops, great location, close to the airport and Hwy.3. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition on our last 3 visits. The rough is not ridiculous and finding an errant ball is not a life and death experience. Water is in play on a couple of holes. The odd bear will wander out of the forest but gives you an excuse to sit on the cart and enjoy your favourite beverage and a cigar if so inclined.. Overall a great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/01/2016

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are glad to have challenged you and happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views. We hope to see you on the course again soon!


"This course is a well established course in great shape"


stan1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, the greens are big and fast. Four of us finished our round in about 3.5 hours. It is definitely a course I would recommend in this area. You can even camp right at the course. It is well worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2015

Castlegar is happy to hear you enjoyed the shape of the course and pace of play during your round. We do offer great stay and play packages as well!


"good value great course"


u000006366849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great day very nice course interesting holes and friendly people


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/20/2015

Glad to hear you had a great day of golf and enjoyed the interesting holes at Castlegar GC!


"this course is challenging and every hole is different."


Richard7172924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed myself even though I had an off day playing golf. Best golf course in the west kootenays. Walking in 38 celsius is not recommended for this course. For what I paid this was a great deal-slam dunk!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/14/2015

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of the challenging different holes on your day off! We hope you visit us more often


"lush fairways, awesome greens"


walterbagot's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

excellent practice facilities to warm you up for mean greens and long fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/16/2015

Glad you enjoyed the practice facility and we hope to see you back soon!


"Not the course it used to be"


AllanKormilo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am sad to say that the golf course was very disappointing. I have been coming to castlegar for 11 years and have played the course numerous times each trip. The course conditions have been declining for years...yet the rates keep going up. Even booking through golfnow as a hot deal...I feel the value does not mesh with the price. If I was to play this course for the 1st time and pay rack rate of $75 with a cart. You can bet that I would never come back...ever. Personally, I recommend driving the hour to play other courses in the area, such as Redstone or Balfour. Golfers want value for their dollar...it's not rocket science.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/02/2016

I disagree with your assessment and in particular your statement that this is not the course it used to be. The course is much better than it was 15-20 years ago and it continues to improve. After having lived in the Vancouver area while ago and golfing many of the great public and private courses there I must say Castlegar plays very comparably to many of those courses.

I do agree that the area has some great golf, including the tracks you mention, but Castlegar continues to be one of the top golf experiences in the West Kootenays.


Commented on 06/16/2015

We would love to hear more specifics about your round so please email me directly at leahteetimes@gmail.com


"Top Course in the BC Interior"


u000007269395's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Castlegar is a must play for one of the best and most challenging courses in the BC Interior. This course has hosted multiple BC amateur championships including the 2007 Senior Men's and 2010 Men's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"My favorite course of all time"


Devonchev1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has hosted so many championship events because of several factors . First off the course is absolutely amazing . Pat , head pro, is the most accommodating , friendly and professional guy you will ever meet in the industry. Brian in the kitchen is a miracle worker and we go to eat at his clubhouse often, not just when we golf. From Brian in management to all the staff and grounds crew we are so spoiled to have this championship course here in the Kootenays . Today was my first round of the year and one day I will learn to not to attack the pins and leave myself above any hole on this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"course"


Ed9180968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens we're in great shape for early season love this course highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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