Golf Radium! Is there a better place to play golf than in Radium? We think not!
Thinking of a Golf Radium vacation? Did you know Radium Boasts two world class courses within minutes of each other making Radium a must stop location for group trips or anyone wishing to play amongst the grandeur of the Rocky and Purcell mountains and the tranquility of the Columbia Wetlands.
Golf Radium, home to The Radium Golf Group, which operates both the Springs and The Radium courses, offers complete play and stay packages catering to a traveller looking for the ultimate experience.
The Springs Course
The opening nine at the Springs will take you on a tour overlooking the wetlands. The course is a combination of hills and flats with many scenic greens. The Springs Course had its first, ninth and eighteenth holes completely redone in 2015 – including reshaping, re-sodding, new bunkering, and planting of additional trees. On all other holes tee boxes were refurbished or constructed to provide golfers with five tee box options on each hole. All the refurbishments have been overseen by the original designer of the course, Les Furber of Canmore, Alberta.
A short five minute drive south of town will take you up a hill to The Radium Course. Here, because of the improvements of 2015, you’ll see a new green on the first hole, the reintroduction of the spectacular elevated tees on the second, re-contouring of the 13th fairway and the entire front nine of the course rerouted to provide golfers with signature views of the area and enhanced playability.
The Radium Course
A Columbia Valley favourite since 1957, the Radium Course is perched high over the the Village of Radium Hot Springs in the rugged terrain bordering Kootenay National Park. The course features tight, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and dramatic elevation changes.
While the Springs course showcases the Columbia wetlands as the distinctive natural feature, the Radium Course puts the majestic Purcell mountains on display. Expect surprisingly good grass for a mountain course but straight drives will vastly improve your score. Luckily the trees have been manicured to perfection around the fairways so that you can almost always get a shot off. Relax in the lounge or on the patio after a round and feel free to enjoy a complimentary shuttle back to town.
While the Springs course showcases the Columbia Wetlands as the distinctive natural feature, the Radium Course puts the majestic Purcell mountains on display. Expect surprisingly good grass for a mountain course but straight drives will vastly improve your score. Luckily the trees have been manicured to perfection around the fairways so that you can almost always get a shot off. Relax in the lounge or on the patio after a round and feel free to enjoy a complimentary shuttle back to town.
Not too sure about your backswing? All you need is a putter for mini golf in town! Treat yourself to great views, a challenging course and an ice cream at this delicious spot.
The Columbia Valley is home to eight golf courses located between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley region of British Columbia.
The Columbia Valley is home to the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, the Trail’s spectacular courses each offer unique golf experiences – from charming to world class and all within a 40 minute drive.
Travel the Columbia Valley Golf Trail: At the north end of the trail on Highway 93 is the Village of Radium Hot Springs, where you will find The Radium Golf Group home to the Springs and Radium Courses. Drive south through the Valley towards Invermere-on-the-Lake for 15 minutes to reach Eagle Ranch, Copper Point, and The Ridge at Copper Point. Windermere Valley is south of Invermere on Highway 93 approximately 5 minutes. At the southernmost end of the trail, and about 15 minutes from Invermere, you'll find Riverside and Mountainside golf courses located in the quaint village of Fairmont Hot Springs.
The Springs Course has earned its reputation as one of Canada's premier golf destinations. Recently ranked in the top 59 of Canadian public courses and featuring go-for-broke par-5s, heroic tee shots over ravines and a terrific quartet of par-3s, this compelling layout never gets old. The Springs Course offers exceptional golf in a spectacular and dramatic setting.
Radium Courseis cut out of an alpine forest, and features tight, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and dramatic elevation changes. The Radium Course also features three new holes that opened in the summer of 2012. The course can be forgiving to the average golfer - just like you would expect from an old friend - but it offers challenges for the low handicapper.
Eagle Ranch Resort engages you in unique experiences that far transcend the ordinary. T
Copper Point – The Point, is a natural, lay-of-the-land route with numerous 'classic' elements, such as roughly hewn bunkers and excellent use of existing hills and ravines, the architectural merit of this design warrants play on its own.
Copper Point– The Ridge, takes full advantage of the character-filled terrain it's situated on.
Windermere Valley exudes those rare elements of total relaxation and unpretentious golf in a first-rate setting.
Mountainside Golf Course, which is part of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, has been satisfying guests for over 40 years.
Also in Fairmont Hot Springs is Riverside Golf Course, 'a river runs through it' truly describes this spectacular course located near the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River.
Between the golf courses you are sure to discover warm water lakes, beautiful beaches, hot springs, adventure and... a great golf vacation!
The Columbia Valley has numerous par 3 nine hole course is great for beginners and experienced golfers. Par 3 nine hole course are an excellent courses to have a few laughs and sharpen your short game skills. If you’re a beginner golfer or looking for a place to take the family without the pressure and frustration of a long regulation course this is these are places for you.
Located in the Columbia Valley, in British Columbia, and a mere three hour drive west of the city of Calgary. A drive that has been called one of the most scenic in Canada; traveling through Banff and Kootenay National parks you will start to appreciate the true beauty of nature. Views of snow-capped rugged peaks, amazing wildlife, and crystal clear lakes and rivers, will be just some of the highlights of your trip west to the Columbia Valley. As you descend into the Valley you will pass through the dramatic Sinclair Canyon, home of historic Radium Hot Springs. Leaving Kootenay National Park you will be greeted by the vast opening to the Columbia Valley.
With so much to do you, you’ll want to spend some time soaking in the historic hot springs in Radium or Fairmont! The Valley offers accommodation for all, short to long stay, groups of all sizes, B&B to luxury condo style suites you are sure to a place to call your home base.