The best driving ranges and Kelowna are already inseparable terms, Kelowna being one of Canada’s premier golfing destinations.
Thankfully for many, golf is the one COVID-friendly activity that suffers least whatever the restriction level. With separate driving range booths to practice putting and pitching social distancing isn’t even a thing.
All the fresh air, spectacular views, and great summer weather at Kelowna driving ranges not only makes golf an ideal pandemic pastime, but a way to relax and keep one’s sanity and sense of equilibrium in the great outdoors.
Top Kelowna Driving Ranges to Practice your Game
Whether for personal practice or a place to bring the whole family, Kelowna will have just the right green for you to discover your swing with the bonus of on-site restaurants for after-action-satisfaction.
The Golf Centre on Benvoulin Road, with sheltered and open tees, is an all-in-one practice facility with certified CPGA instructors on hand for group or private lessons. In a 35-yard area, sand traps are expertly laid out to practice putting and chipping.
The Kelowna Driving Range on Casorso Road has a choice of long-range targes, a short game putting area, putting green plus an 18-hole championship mini-golf course. Qualified, professional instruction from experienced staff to polish your game is readily available. Grub and a drink at The Fox Pit (on-site licensed bar and grill) make a great way to end a fabulous golfing day.
World Beat Family Golf Centre close to the airport is the best facility if you’re looking for private, semi-private, and group lessons for ladies and juniors. The centre offers a grass range, covered and open tees, plus chipping and putting green. For those hot summer days on a Kelowna driving range, this centre boasts misters to cool you down.
Two Eagles Golf Course and Academy on Carrington Road, high above the shores of Okanagan Lake under the Ponderosa Pines in prestigious West Kelowna, is one the most recent Les Furber designs in the Okanagan golf valley. Gently sloping and family-friendly, this 18-hole driving range of note has a practice putting green and superb restaurant.
19 Greens Premier Putting Course on the west side of Bennet Bridge in Campbell Road, has something for everyone, with a championship 18-hole course and an 18-hole mini-golf course all in the same location. The long-time family attraction Putt & Play Zone is still an all-time crowd-pleaser, where a putter and golf ball is included in the admission fee.
Kelowna’s Elite Selection of Classic Driving Ranges
The Michaelbrook Golf Club, Kelowna Springs Golf Club, and Mission Creek Golf Club have been open for a year already and all three make a great place to begin your golf season. So is the easy-walking Shadow Ridge Golf Club, the many elevations of Shannon Lake Golf Club, and the vistas of Shannon Lake Golf club that will blow you away.
The Harvest Golf Club is a Kelowna driving range favourite along with the two renowned courses that make Okanagan Golf Club an undisputed go-to venue. If it’s all about stunning scenery, natural beauty plus a challenging terrain for you, then head for Tower Ranch Golf Club, Gallagher’s Canyon, and Black Mountain Golf Club without delay.
Hot tip: It may be an idea to look at booking yourself a Kelowna Golf Package. These are managed by golfing specialists (who understand the love of golf) and who knows where to get accommodation to match your Kelowna driving range choice this summer.
Wonderful service and great amenities belong to ranges such as The Rise Golf Course and Predator Ridge. What is certain is that the golfing season experienced on the Kelowna driving ranges will give you and your family, or company a memorable summer to reminisce over for years to come.
You’ll be back, for sure. You may even move to Kelowna and have it all.