Upcoming Events

September Tournaments

September 24 Men’s closing 10:00 AM shot gun
September 25 Ladies closing 10:00 AM modified shot gun
September 28 Men’s appreciation night.

GT Car Wash Tournament

Enter to win a 2017 Birchbank Golf membership — October 1st Greater Trail Carwash Membership Giveaway;  11:00 AM shotgun. Register in the Pro Shop as we are close to being SOLD OUT.

Bistro News

October 2nd the Bistro will be on limited menu and limited hours.for the rest of the season.(Sandwiches and hot dogs)

If you have Pro Shop or Bistro credits please coming and use them up before the season ends. Beverage cart last day will be October 1st.

 NOTE:The Bistro will be closed for a private function on October 8 .

October Hours and Weather Delays

The Pro Shop will start Fall Season Hours October 1st — open at 8:30 AM and the first tee time at 9:00 AM.  Remember frost, fog, or other weather conditions may delay starting times. Please phone ahead to check for updates OR @BirchbankGolf on Twitter OR follow Birchbank Golf on Facebook OR check http://www.birchbankgolf.com



Retirees Club Championship

Seventy-five members of the Retirees Club enjoyed a day of golf, friendship, and a great meal when they met to compete in their Closing and Club Championship. Some great scores were recorded in all the flights as players enjoyed perfect playing conditions and beautiful weather.

Jack Beard shot a 73 to take the overall low gross title and Al Pasin shot a net score of 63 to win the overall low net title.


(L-R) 2016 Winners Al Pasin and Jack Beard

Boyd-Haddad and More

Boyd-Haddad Tournament

Birchbank Golf hosted this year’s edition of the inter-club Boyd-Haddad Championship. Congratulations to the Birchbank Team for winning the Haddad portion of the tournament:haddad2016

Kirby Epp, Reg Cherenko (made a hole in one on  number 13), Dave Shankland, Bill King, John Kim, Chris Vlanich, John Schubert, LeRoy Huestis  

Tournaments Coming Up

Business Ladies Closing Sept 13

Retirees Club Championship Sept 15 (10AM shotgun)

The Trail Smoke Eaters Tournament on Sept 17 (9AM shotgun). There is only room for a couple more teams — contact the Pro Shop.

Men’s and Ladies Closing Scramble Sept 24-25. 

GT Carwash Membership Give Away Tournament Oct 1 at 11:00 shot gun with dinner to follow .

Credits and Balances Due

Just a reminder that we starting Tee times October 1 at 9AM with the Pro Shop answering the phone at 8:30 AM

As the season winds down, we would ask all members to use up those Pro Shop credits, Bistro Credits, and for any one with accounts with an outstanding balances, remember to pay them off ASAP. Remember members can look that information up online — please refer to previous emails sent by our accounting department detailing how to do this.

2017 Early Bird Memberships Available

It’s membership renewal time once again and our 2017 Early Bird Membership Rates are now in effect. Purchase your 2017 membership before Oct 31 and save $$$$.

CLICK HERE to view our Early Bird Rates for 2017.

Don’t forget you can sign up for our Pre-Authorized Debit {PAD} payment plan to spread your payments out over the off season. Full details available in the Pro Shop.


September Update

A. The 2016 Golf Season is  winding down, but we still have some great events to look forward to including:

  • The Trail Smoke Eaters Tournament is on Sept 17 and we still have a few spots open, so drop by the Pro Shop to enter.
  • The Men’s Club Closing & 3-Man Scramble is on Sept 24. To register drop by the Pro Shop.
  • The Ladies Closing Tournament is Sept 25 — sign up sheet is in the ladies locker room.
  • The Retirees Club Championship & Closing Tournament is Sept 15. The deadline to sign up is FRIDAY, SEPT 9 (no late entries accepted).
  • The Annual GT Carwash Membership Give Away Tournament is Oct 1. For your chance to win your 2017 Birchbank membership or other prizes, register in the Pro Shop.  Please be aware that last year we were SOLD OUT don’t delay.

B. Please use up your BISTRO CREDITS before the end of the season. We will be downsizing the menu as the season winds down.IMG_1066

Ladies Eclectic Tournament

The Birchbank Ladies’ Club held their annual Eclectic Tournament on Sept. 27 & 28 in memory of Kay Buna, a former long-time member of the Ladies’ Club.  Kay’s daughters Lesley & Donna joined 37 members of the Ladies’ Club for this fun tournament in which each golfer has a chance to better her score on each hole on the second day of the event.  Each golfer’s net eclectic score is her best gross score on each hole over the two days less her handicap.  Sharon Noakes proved to be the hottest golfer coming in with the overall low net of 58, just one stroke better than Eileen Holm who won runner-up overall low net (59) by retrogression.  Kay’s four sons along with other family members joined the ladies for dinner afterwards.  Flight winners were:  Flight 1 – Maureen Elliott (62); Flight 2 – Sook Kim (59); Flight 3 – Carmela Livolsi (60); Flight 4 – Anita Cameron (61). 

Pictured left to right:  back row – Patti Buna, Lorne Buna, Gord Buna; front row – Lesley Buna, Sharon Noakes, Donna Buna and Eileen Holm.IMG_1430

Birchbank Golf & The Kootenay Golf Trail


Birchbank Golf is one of seven member clubs that make up the Kootenay Golf & Adventure Trail which strives to promote Golf and Adventure Tourism in the Kootenays. If you or your friends are looking for a great golfing experience as part of a vacation adventure we encourage you to take a look at the newly launched Kootenay Golf Trail website.

Check out the great new Birchbank video produced as part of the Lower Columbia Tourism Initiative by  Tourism Rossland.

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