Birchbank Golf Course

4.4904117647 4.5 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6788 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6788 yards 72.6 125
Gold (W) 72 6788 yards 79.6 138
Blue 72 6555 yards 71.5 123
Blue 72 6555 yards 78.0 136
White 72 5882 yards 68.5 116
White (W) 72 5882 yards 73.6 131
Red 72 5345 yards 65.6 112
Red (W) 72 5345 yards 70.6 122

Surrounded by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, Birchbank Golf Course 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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

34 out of 34 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for walkers locals   Challenges include bunkers  

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Reviews


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u000006523087's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u500775283's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u546376821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Great course that opens early in the season. Course is really scenic and in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great way to start season"


uDSIX2171DS's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Brooke8989141's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


mhyham's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on

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!


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



jgregorysw1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely setting along the river"


u000007160512's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Ghislaine3697732's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u971363021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Hot Deal was awesome. Excellent course. Wild Turkeys are present on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wonderful course for my level of play (white tees,scoring an 88); fairways are quite lush and the greens in excellent shape. A combination of geese and wild turkeys kept things interesting, even saw a snake and a coyote.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always A Pleasure"


peter6923706's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
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Always a pleasure to play Birchbank. Good shape and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gringo golf"


gringohockey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Excellent course to walk not too difficult

Fun day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"There are a couple of interesting holes #9 elevated green & #14 elevated tee box."


Stan5517026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
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It's a nice course, easily walkable, pretty wide open (tree wise)& it's easy to find.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good round at Birchbank."


u058979988's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We could only golf 9 holes as it was too hot to do the entire 18 holes. Good value through Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course Beautifully treed!"


lolapederson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
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Reviewed on

This course and staff were great! Might as well eat while you are there, as the food was awesome as well!


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


"Great golf st a beautiful course!"


u000003921464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Always a well kept course, great pro shop and staff! Food is just average though!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Panago's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a great walk in the park !"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
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Reviewed on

Great walking course; lots of fairway for big hitters; course is in great shape; pace of play 4 hours !! All good?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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