Recipient of the 2008 / 2009 Golf Digest Best Places to Play
Playing the track of the Desert Gold is truly one of the best golfing experiences offered in the
South Okanagan, best described by one of our guests visiting in the summer of 2012.
“Osoyoos Golf Club, set on the hillside overlooking the town, lake, vineyards and orchards
delivers some of the best vistas you’re likely to find on a Canadian course. Carved out of the rugged,
desert brush hillside, two 18-hole championship courses await; Desert Gold, significantly more difficult
than the other, Park Meadows.
Cultivated out of a “desert bench”, the 6,500 yard par 71 Desert Gold course cuts along a camber
for the first few holes as it slides along the side of the hill. It then climbs up and around the mountain, gradually exposing
you to arresting views, which spark the camera into action, with each sight slam-dunking the previous, up to about the 15th hole.
Panoramic sights aside, the course’s neatly trimmed and lush fairways are framed by dusty desert brush. Tee shots are mostly straight but do require a degree of accuracy.
The greens are forgiving in their reception for a course stuck in the middle of the desert, but do take a few extra balls – there’s plenty of out of bounds, not least because of the rattling noise in the bushes!”
Written by Alan Campbell, Richmond News… see article