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World Handicap SystemMarch 9, 2020

On January 1, 2020 the way in which Amateur golfers calculate their handicaps throughout the world changed into one unified World Handicap System (WHS). The purpose of moving to the WHS is to enable as many golfers as possible the o...

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Superintendents Preseason UpdateMarch 6, 2020

This is just a quick note to let you know that even though we still have an average of 20 inches of snow on the ground things are happening on your golf course to improve conditions and your golf experience.   We are currently s...

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Golf Operations Preseason UpdateMarch 6, 2020

March is finally here and the sun is beginning to move some snow which means the Golf Season in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake area is close to getting underway.  I don't know about you but I sure have been dreaming quite a bit lately about...

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Chefs Preseason UpdateMarch 6, 2020

The Osprey Mountain Grill management is pleased to be returning to the beautiful Balfour Golf Course for the 2020 season.  You will see a few new faces around and of course some permanent fixtures!! Let’s hope the start to our...

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Rules Blog - Alternative to Stroke & Distance reliefApril 5, 2019

If you're anything close to a golf nut like I am, you were likely glued to your television during the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play last week.  I, like many of you, grew up or were playing golf throughout the 'Tiger Woods era'...

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Announcing our new SuperintendentMarch 14, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we send you this e-mail today to announce the hiring Balfour Golf Courses new Green Superintendent, Larry Olson. Larry has extensive history in the Kootenay Lake area having been born and raised in Kas...

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13 Beautiful golf courses to play in British ColumbiaJuly 27, 2017

We're excited to say that Culture Trip, a travel website which brings you personalized content and recommendations spanning the globe, has included us in their list of 13 Beautiful golf courses to play in British Columbia. There are some heavy...

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Get a grip on accuracy and distance!June 12, 2017

Our PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional, Craig Wilkinson, has extensive experience instructing the game and the following is his take on how important your grip is. When it comes to playing solid, consistent golf, there is no bigge...

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Get ready for the British Columbia golf season by increasing your flexibility!April 3, 2017

Playing great golf goes hand-in-hand with a players flexibility, at all levels of the game.  If all of the best players in the game, both male and female, are regularly working on their bodies flexibility and conditioning, so should you!!...

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