RT Men’s Open Deadline Approaching

Birchbank Golf Course wishes to remind players that the 72nd Annual RT Birchbank Men’s Open is August 12th, 13th & 14th, 2016.

The RT Birchbank Men’s Open is the premier event in the Kootenay’s because of your continued support. The agenda for the 2016 Open includes:

• Dinners on Friday and Saturday.
• Complimentary breakfast one morning
• Practice round available on Thursday, 1/2 price green fee (call Pro Shop 250-693-2255)
• Optional 2 man ‘Horserace’ on Thursday at 6:00 pm ($25.00 entry fee per person) •Optional Gross Skins games on Friday & Saturday with cash payouts
•Net honey pot & deuce pot on Friday & Saturday • Gross and Net prizes in each flight

And back again this year:
Seniors Division: age 50+ (Play from the White Tees 6000 yards)

Click Here To Download Entry Form

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

Mixed Open Entry Deadline Approaching


  • Shotgun start on Saturday July 30th at 1:00pm, dinner in the Birchbank Bistro to follow
  • Shotgun start on Sunday July 31st at 8:00am


Registration Deadline Monday July 25

Entry Fee: $150/per couple; $125/per member couple

 Mail Entries and payment to:
Birchbank Golf Club
PO Box 250
Trail, BC V1R 4L5
Phone: 250-693-2255
Fax: 250-693-2360

Entry form can be downloaded – click here

Lunch Box Golf Package & More

Get our BOX LUNCH SPECIAL when you play Friday, Saturday or Sunday during July and August. The special green fee rate of $45.00 includes 18 holes of golf and a box lunch — sandwich, bottled water, and a fresh baked treat. Call today (250-693-2255) to book a tee time for Friday through Sunday and don’t forget to ask for the BOX LUNCH SPECIAL.


Coming in August – Thursday Afternoons will be 1/2 price green fees! $30 for 18 holes if you book and play on a Thursday after 12 o’clock.

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)

50% Off Green Fees- Long Weekend Special

The Canada Day Long Weekend is just about here and you can get 50% off your green fees for the entire weekend — Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! We have plenty of open tee times for you to choose from and Happy Hour each day is 3 PM – 6 PM in the Bistro.

The weather is going to be great for golf.  Phone the Pro Shop and book your tee time and play 18 holes for only $30 + taxes. (250-693-2255)


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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