Course Profile: Tower Ranch Golf Club
Club Type: Semi-Private
Course Type: 18 holes
Total par: 72
Yardage: Gold- 7212, Blue- 6757, White- 6263, Red- 5489
Men's Rating: Gold- 74.1, Blue- 71.7, White- 69.3, Red- 65.6
Men's Slope: Gold- 133, Blue- 132, White- 122, Red- 110
Women's Rating: White- 76.2, Red- 71.4
Women's Slope: White- 141, Red- 131
Green and Cart Fees on Weekends: $139
Green and Cart Fees at Twilight: $89
Dress Code: No jeans or sweatpants are permitted. Tops must have a collar.
Individual memberships run between $2000-$3000 per member with additional membership options available for couples and corporate memberships. Payment plans can be arranged.
Course Introduction and History
Tower Ranch Golf Club features one of Kelowna's finest golfing greens. This club's 18-hole golf course was designed by veteran architect Thomas McBroom. The course is located in the Okanagan Valley, and McBroom designed it to play beautifully off of the contours of the landscape. In designing this course it is obvious that McBroom has taken full advantage of his 20 years of experience designing courses in wildly different landscapes across North America. At Tower Ranch, players are immersed in the scenic nature of the valley, with a variety of shot options for golfers who are up to the challenge. Despite presenting an engaging experience for more experienced golfers, the course presents many options to beginners that can make the course challenging but enjoyable.
In addition to the course, Tower Ranch also has a practice area that includes a putting green and two practice nets. Patrons are encouraged to use the tools and features of the practice green to perfect their technique before hitting the course to make the most of their time on the green.
Amenities and Services
The Clubhouse is Tower Ranch's central hub for services and amenities. For golfing equipment and the most recent styles in golfing attire, the in-house ProShop is a must-see stop. Popular brands carried by the shop include Callaway, Ping, Cobra, and TaylorMade. Management also makes a special effort to ensure the latest offerings in gear are always in stock.
Visiting the ProShop is also an excellent way to inquire about golfing lessons. Tower Ranch offers lessons on the green with certified golfing professionals who are happy to help golfers at all skill levels. Beginners may be tempted by the basic instructional programs hosted by the club, while more skilled players would be better served by sessions that target specific skills and focus on perfecting flaws in their technique. Corporate demo clinics, a popular bonding activity in the executive world, are also available. Contact the pro shop for information on pricing and program schedules.
As for food and drink, Carrington's Restaurant and Lounge offers a wonderful dine-in experience with the added bonus of offering guests a beautiful view of the city, the Okanagan Valley, and the local lake. The Clubhouse boasts an expansive 10,000 square feet at its disposal and invites golfers to take advantage of its facilities for events of any nature, including weddings and corporate gatherings. Being a semi-private establishment, Tower Ranch is a fantastic option for private functions.
What Makes Tower Ranch Golf Club Special
The Tower Ranch Club not only boasts a 72-par course designed by a world-famous golf course architect, but it also holds the distinction of being voted the number one golf course in Kelowna by PGA of BC in 2012. In fact, this course has been sweeping up awards and accolades for the last several years. In 2009, Tower Ranch was listed in the top three of the "Best New Canadian Golf Courses" in Golf Digest and SCORE Golf. Tower Ranch also ranked fourth overall in a list compiled by Canada.com of the best golf courses in the world.
Since opening, Tower Ranch has ascended the lists of several golf course profiles and has been consistently toted as the premier Kelowna golf course. For both professional and casual golfers, the biggest draw of this course is its appeal to golfers of every skill set. To this effect, Tower Ranch enjoys the repeated praise of many of its patrons.
No matter what the occasion is, if you are looking for a course in Kelowna with stellar event facilities Tower Ranch Golf Club will serve you well. Beginners and pro golfers alike will find their expectations surpassed. For the latest information on Kelowna condos, please visit our blog.