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Kokanee Springs Golf Course and Resort
The Kokanee Springs golf course is considered by many in the golf world as the flagship course of the Kootenay golf trail. Designed by Norman H. Woods, who apprenticed under legendary course designer Stanley Thompson, the Crawford Bay, BC course is one you do not want to miss. The course encompasses 750 acres with over a kilometer and a half of prime Kootenay Lake lakefront, as well as soaring forests and natural wetlands. Each and every hole at the Kokanee Springs golf course is framed by incredible view of Kokanee Glacier and its surrounding area. The course will challenge and keep the interest of all abilities of golfers with its long driving fairways, huge rolling greens, and immaculate course upkeep.
With more than 300 golf courses to his credit, Woods still recalls Kokanee Springs as his greatest challenge. “The entire area looked as though it was nothing but bush, water and rocks”, says Woods, “with a towering mountain running into it, my choices were certainly restricted. I was sure the mountain was not going to move, so it was up to me to fit the course in around it”, Woods reminisced.
Kokanee Springs is a long mountain course, stretching 6604 yards from the blue markers, 6260 from the whites and 5747 from the reds, on a par 71 track. Sixty-six sand traps, twelve water hazards and 124,000 square feet of elevated, multileveled greens with 90,000 square feet of terraced tee surface were all a part of his plan. As if the hazards Woods created weren’t enough of a challenge.
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