When you play the Penticton Golf and Country Club course, you are playing through a bit of BC’s golf history. The origins of the club go back to a 9 hole course that shared a fairway with a racetrack, located in the area near the intersection of Railway Avenue and Power Street. This course was entirely built by enthusiastic volunteers and maintained by the players. The golf club was founded in 1922.
Over the years the club grew and the course changed location several times, improving with each move. In 1961 the Penticton Golf and Country Club opened the first 18 hole course in the B.C. Interior on land south of Eckhardt Avenue between Kings Park and the Okanagan River Channel. Due to to flood control work on the Okanagan River Channel the present site became available in 1965. Part of the course was shifted westward and the course became championship-sized for the first time.
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