Lower Columbia Tourism

Birchbank Golf Course is happy to be working with Tourism Rossland and the Kootenay Golf & Adventure Trail partners to promote Stay & Play vacations in our area.  Our area has a tremendous number of attractions that compliment our super golf courses and makes it a great destination for golfers and for families to play golf and to enjoy a vacation.
We have added a new page to our website called “Things To Do” and have started to add links, videos and photos to help vacationers/golfers see why we think this is the best place to Stay & Play at any time of the year.


It’s Golf Show Season!

We may not be able to golf at our local course at this time of the season, but we can attend a Golf Show to get our golf fix. Stroll the show floor and check out the booths, meet with the vendors, and even try out some of the latest equipment.

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Birchbank Golf Course in warmer weather.

Golf Shows We Are Participating In:

Vancouver Golf & Travel Show
Feb 13 & 14 at the PNE

Spokane Golf & Travel Show
Feb 19, 20, 21 at Spokane Convention Center

Edmonton Golf Show
March 5 & 6 at Edmonton Expo Center

Calgary Golf Show
March 19 & 20 at BMO Center

Pre-Season Practice Video 1

It’s a perfect time to start perfecting your putting stroke. Work on your stroke while the TV commentators drone on about how the next shot should be played or how many times Tiger did something or other.

Perhaps you can even perfect this putt….

Less than 2 months until golf season begins.

Business Ladies Preparing for New Season

If you are a member of the Birchbank Business Ladies Club, then you should have received an email from the BBLC requesting your input for planning the 2016 BBLC schedule of events. Send your comments and suggestions to Sheila Moro at smoro13@hotmail.com.

The season opener will be on April 26 2016, but hopefully we will have loads of golfing prior to this date. Closing is September 13.

Marino Wins GT Car Wash Tournament Draw


View from #1 tees of the wonderful fall colours and sunny skies

It was hard to decide which was the best thing about this year’s edition of the GT Car Wash Closing Scramble – the fantastic weather, the people you got to play golf with, the food, or the great sponsor of the event, GT Car Wash, who made sure everyone won a prize.

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

After 127 names were drawn, the remaining name pulled out and this year’s winner of the reverse draw for a 2016 Birchbank membership was Frank Marino. Congratulations Frank! (In an amazing twist of luck, Frank’s wife was the second to last name drawn.)


Membership draw winner Fran Marino with his wife Betty Anne

Ladies Closing Photos


Ringer Board Overall Winner – Michele Shandland with a 56


Crystal Cup Left to Right…Maureen Elliott – Runner Up, Sophia Park – Champion, Brenda O’Donaughy – Winner Side B, Dana Haas – Runner Up Side B


Monthly Competition Winner – Colleen DeRosa with an 65.8 average


Closing Scramble Winners with a score of 125….Left to Right Sophia Park, Helen McLellan, Grace Merlo & Fran Gelinas

Birchbank Ladies Eclectic Tournament Results

The Birchbank Ladies Eclectic (Kay Buna Memorial – 26th Anniversary) Tournament was held Sept 12 & 13th.  Representatives from the Buna family from Left to Right are Anna Bisaro, & Ron Bisaro, Winners: Brenda O’Donaughy (Overall Low Net Runner Up with a 61) & Lynn Pachkowsky (Overall Low Net & Keeper Trophy with a 59) Representatives Donna Buna, Laura Bisaro, Gord Buna, Lesley Buna & Lorne Buna.


Trozzo & Swedburg Take Overall Titles at Retirees Championship


Stan Trozzo shot a 73 to win the overall Low Gross title and Gord Swedburg shot a net 66 to win the overall Low Net title at this year’s Retirees Club Championship and Windup Dinner. A big thank you go out to Mark and the grounds crew, to Dennis and the Pro Shop staff, and to Margo and the Bistro staff for a great day of golf and excellent meal.


Overall Low Gross: Stan Trozzo (73)
Overall Low Net: Gord Swedburg (66)

Flight A
1st Low net: Al Doherty -67
2nd Low net: Dave Muir – 67
3rd Low net: Ken Coupland – 68
4th Low net: Ross Saundry – 68

Flight B
1st Low net: Al Holm – 69
2nd Low net: Ross Brinson – 70
3rd Low net: Wayne Shubert – 70
4th Low net: John Kim – 71

Flight C
1st Low net: Tony Deluca – 67
2nd Low net: Jim Mohs – 69
3rd Low net: Jim Campbell – 71
4th Low net: Jim Markle – 72

Flight D

1st Low net: Dave Adams – 67
2nd Low net: Norm McKinnon – 70
3rd Low net: Vic Bobbit – 70
4th Low net: Al Piccolo – 70

KP # 5 – Tom Keen; KP# 8 – Fred Romano; LP # 9 – Stan Trozzo
KP #13 – Jamie Pipes; KP #16 – Reg Cherenko; LP#18 – Ken Coupland

Ladies Club Championship Results

The 92nd Blaylock Ladies Club Championship was held at Birchbank Golf Course on August 22 & 23.
Pictured below (L-R) Major sponsor of the tournament
 AM Ford’s representative Kelly Zaytsoff, (who presented the Low Gross and Low Net winners with a wedge golf club); Overall Low Net Winner Fran Gelinas with a 132 (Elsie Buchanan Plaque); Terry van Horn, Overall Low Gross with a 174 (Blaylock Bowl), Sophia Park, Runner up Low Gross with a 177 and Fewest Putts 58 (Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl).



Low Gross Winners 1st Flight- Susan Kim (178) ; 2nd Flight- Jeri Santarossa (191), 3rd Flight -Denise Gausdal (209).