Kamloops golf courses crack PGA BC's Top 20 list
Three Kamloops-area golf courses have cracked the PGA of British Columbia's first annual Top 20 list.
The PGA polled its members online and by telephone, with more than one-third of the 650-member roster taking part.
Tobiano (#6), Talking Rock in Chase (#9) and Rivershore (#12) made the cut.
Tobiano finished second among public courses in B.C.
In addition, those three courses, along with The Dunes at Kamloops
Canoe Creek and Salmon Arm composed the Thompson-Shuswap regional medalists list.
Shaughnessy in Vancouver was named best golf course in the province, followed by West Vancouver's Capilano and the Victoria Golf Club.
Architects Thomas McBroom (Tobiano) and Graham Cook (Talking Rock) had more than one of their course creations in the Top 20 list.
"Overall, almost 100 courses received multiple votes and that just goes to show the depth of the quality of the province's courses," said
PGA of BC executive director Donald Miyazaki.
The rankings are a partnership between the PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine.
PGA OF BC'S TOP 20:
(Location, course architect and opening year)
1. Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club (Vancouver / AV Macan; 1960)
2. Capilano G&CC (West Vancouver / Stanley Thompson; 1937)
3. Victoria GC (Victoria / possibly Harvey Combe; 1893)
4. Big Sky G&CC (Pemberton / Robert Cupp; 1995)
5. Royal Colwood GC (Victoria / AV Macan; 1913)
6. Tobiano (Kamloops / Thomas McBroom; 2007)
7. Predator Ridge GR / Ridge Course (Vernon / Doug Carrick; 2010)
8. Vancouver GC (Coquitlam / Alex Duthie / H.T. Gardner; 1911)
9. Talking Rock Golf Course (Chase / Cooke-Carleton; 2007)
10. Storey Creek (Campbell River / Les Furber; 1989)
11. Greywolf GC (Panorama / Doug Carrick; 1999)
12. Rivershore Golf Club (Kamloops / Robert Trent Jone Sr. / 1981)
13. Fairview Mountain GC (Oliver / Les Furber; 1926)
14. Tower Ranch GC (Kelowna / Thomas McBroom; 2008)
15. Marine Drive GC (Vancouver AV Macan; 1922)
16. Morgan Creek GC (South Surrey / Thomas McBroom; 1995)
17. Gallaghers Canyon G&CC (Kelowna / Bill Robinson; 1980)
18. Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community (Courtenay (Graham Cooke; 1992)
19. Kelowna G&CC (Kelowna / AV Macan; 1920)
20. Fairmont Chateau Whistler GC (Whistler / Robert Trent Jones Jr.; 1993)
Thompson-Shuswap Regional Medalists:
The Dunes at Kamloops