Golf Vacations Magazine


Summer Tees Off at Bellstar’s Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

Golfvaca June 25, 2013

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts is proud to launch the summerseason at BC’s Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, home to one of Canada’s finest championship courses, as the newest property to join the prestigious resort family. Tucked away in the shadow of the Kokanee Glacier, Kokanee Springs Golf Resort is looking forward to a summer that will see the millionth hole being played on the stunning 18-hole golf course.

To mark the occasion, the golfer who plays the millionth hole will be presented with a spectacular prize including a Kokanee Advantage package (worth $2000), private dinner for two created by Bunkers Grill’s newly appointed Head Chef Jamie Hertz and a plaque to commemorate this amazing milestone.

Golf-Vacations-Magazine-KokaneeThe Kokanee Advantage package includes 50 rounds of golf and a 15% discount on meals at Bunkers Grill. A cart rental upgrade is available for $500 plus tax (50 rentals). This package is available for purchase at the front desk at Kokanee Springs from now until June 30th, 2013 and can be carried over for use in April and May 2014. The championship 18-hole golf course was designed by golfing legend Norman Woods and features his signature long driving fairways and immense rolling greens in a magnificent lakeside and mountain setting. Every championship hole is framed by breathtaking panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and beautiful surrounding vistas.

New Head Chef and Top Chef Canada season one competitor Chef Jamie Hertz, brings a wealth of experience from across the province, including Le Crocodile, C Restaurant and Long Beach Lodge. He is excited to now offer golfers authentic, rustic cuisine that is true to the roots of the Canadian Rockies. Combine a golf and gourmet experience with Bellstar’s new Stay™ | Golf & Dine package and enjoy the freshest offerings from Bunkers Grill and Chef Jamie Hertz. Starting from $200 per person, this hassle-free vacation begins and ends your day of golf at Kokanee Springs with a delicious breakfast and dinner at the resort’s comfortably casual restaurant*.

From the Lodges at Kokanee to the luxury Villas and Big Bend Cottages, Kokanee Springs Resort offers rustic yet well-appointed accommodation choices to suit every travellers needs. Guests at Kokanee Springs can take advantage of kilometres of maintained and connected hiking trails through dense forests and wetlands and over a mile of shoreline with warm waters on Kootenay Lake and family-friendly, sandy beaches. The thriving artisan community of Crawford Bay is home to some of the region’s finest craftsmen, glass blowers, potters, weavers, carvers and silversmiths; including the Hand Woven Broom Factory, which provided brooms to both Harry Potter and Bewitched movies.

About Bellstar Hotels & Resorts:
Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, B.C., Vancouver Island and the B.C. interior at Crawford Bay. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners alike. For more information on Bellstar visit

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