Aerating Greens & Boyd-Haddad Tournament

Boyd-Haddad Tournament Power Carts

The men’s club is looking to rent 26 power carts for the Boyd Haddad on Sept 10, please call the Pro Shop if you can help. (250-693-2255)

Aerating Greens New Schedule

We will be aerating greens August 29-30, please call the Pro Shop to book your times for Monday, Aug 29 and Tuesday, Aug 30. You will have to book two times, two hours apart if you wish to play 18 holes. Please be aware that the Proshop will answer the phone at 7AM with the first tee time at 7:30AM

You can not book online for those days so call the Pro Shop to book your time.BirchbankGolf6FwyLg

Kucher Wins RT Open

The 2016 edition of the Rossland-Trail Men’s Open wrapped up with Garrett Kucher edging defending champ Dylan Maine by one shot. Overall low net winner was Brian Clark, Senior Division Low Gross winner was Brad Harding and Senior Division Low Net winner was John Kim.


L-R: J.Kim, B.Harding, G. Kucher, B. Clark, D. Bradley, D. Simister


UPDATE! Aerating and Tee Times Change Aug 15

UPDATE! Aerating Greens

AERATING GREENS POSTPONED – very hot weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday our Course Superintendent has postponed the planned work.

If you would like to play please book a time, we have cancelled the second nine hole tee times that had been booked for Monday and Tuesday. Please call the Pro Shop if you would like to book a new time.

We are aerating the greens August 15-16 , if you are playing those days you will have to book by phone and book two times , to play the same nine twice. The Pro Shop will be answering the phone at 6:30 on Thursday and Friday.

Tee Times Update

The days are getting shorter and that means beginning Monday, August 15 the first tee time will be at 7:30AM. The Pro Shop will open & start answering the phone at 7AM.RFlett_TRSummer_2016_Businesses_2-023-X3

August Green Fee Specials

All this month you can get a great deal on green fees at Birchbank Golf Course!

All this month you can play 18 holes on Thursdays afternoons for only $30 — that’s half price! Call the Pro Shop to book your “Thursday Half Price Special” (250-693-2255).

Can’t play Thursday? How about playing 18 holes Friday, Saturday or Sunday for $45 and get a Box Lunch for FREE. Play in the morning or afternoon. Call the Pro Shop to book your “18 Hole Box Lunch Special” (250-693-2255).RFlett_TRSummer

Photo Credit: Ryan Flett/Lower Columbia

Ladies Club Championship

Twenty ladies competed July 16th & 17th for the Birchbank Ladies Club Championship. Sophia Park shot the low round both days, coming in with an 82 on Saturday and 91 on Sunday for a total of 173 and was presented with the Blaylock Cup for overall low gross.  Runner-up was Susan Kim with a two-day gross of 190.  Lynn Pachkowsky won the Elsie Buchanan plaque for an overall low net of 137 and Carol Babcock won the Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl for fewest putts (56) over the two days.  Flight winners were:  Flight 1 – low gross – Sheila Johnson (191); low net – Barb Secco (141); runner-up low gross – Dana Haas (192); runner-up low net – Carol Babcock (143); Flight 1 – low gross – Anita Cameron (216); low net – Eileen Holm (153); runner-up low gross – Elaine Martin (219); runner-up low net – Barb Zinio (154).  AM Ford was the major sponsor of the tournament and representative Kelly Zaytsoff was on hand to present trophies to the winners.


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Above: Susan Kim, Lynn Pachkowsky, Carol Babcock, Sophia Park, Kelly Zaytsoff




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Above: Sheila Johnson, Kelly Zaytsoff, Barb Secco


Above: Anita Cameron, Kelly Zaytsoff, Eileen Holm

Ladies Sweepstakes Winners

The Birchbank Ladies Club held their annual Sweepstakes Open Tournament on Tuesday, July 5th.  Forty-seven golfers representing clubs from Cranbrook, Balfour, Nelson, Castlegar, Redstone, Champion Lakes, Christina Lake and Penticton, as well as Birchbank teed up in a shotgun start under pleasant skies.   All golfers had a shot at winning a 2016 Ford Focus (sponsored by AM Ford) for a hole-in-one on #16; however, no one aced the hole.  Leslie Weaver from Cranbrook proved to be the top golfer, carding a gross 76, while Carol Babcock of Birchbank won the overall low net with a net 65.  Thanks to Dennis Bradley, Director of Golf, Birchbank, for being the major sponsor of this tournament and to AM Ford for sponsoring the hole-in-one on #16. 

Pictured above are: Roma Crispin (Balfour) RU low gross (82);  Leslie Weaver (Cranbrook), OA low gross (76); Carol Babcock (Birchbank) OA low net (65) and Katy Burke (Birchbank) RU low net (66)

Photo above:  Linda Tamblyn (Castlegar) low gross flight 1 (85 retro); Doreen Campbell (Birchbank) low gross flight 3 (97 retro); Lynn Pachkowsky (Birchbank) low gross flight 4 (101); Rose Beauchamp (Birchbank) low gross flight 2 (91)

Jumpstart Total Announced

What a fantastic effort by all involved in the 3rd Annual Jumpstart Golf Tournament! The grand total donated to the local chapter of Jumpstart:

$18 770.62

“Money raised within each Chapter stays within the community and goes directly to help kids participate in sport, dance or other organized physical activities. Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.”

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Well Done, Jumpstart Volunteers!

Please join us in thanking everyone involved in the planning and running of the 3rd Annual Jumpstart Tournament, with a special thank you to Rob Drezdoff and the members of the Men’s Club who spearheaded the organizing and fund raising effort.
Thanks also to the Canadian Tire group, all the sponsors, as well as our Course, Pro Shop and Bistro staffs for their efforts to make the tournament a success.

And finally, to everybody who braved the unsettled weather to participate in this important fundraiser for the benefit of local kids.


Ollie Tournament Results

The Ladies’ Club held their 3rd annual Ollie’s Tournament on May 28th with 36 participants (18 teams) taking part in the best ball competition.  Carmela Livolsi and Doreen Campbell, who came in with a net 58, were the proud winners by 7 strokes over second place Colleen DeRosa and Ilo Shubert who carded a net 65.  Sharon Noakes (Ollie’s daughter) and Jane Phillips (Ollie’s granddaughter), sponsors of the tournament, were present to award the plaque to the winners.  Pictured from left to right are:  Jane, Sharon, Carmela, Doreen, Ilo and Colleen.IMG_1338