As the morning sun peaks over Fisher Peak, the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, located between Kimberley and Cranbrook, BC welcomes the dawn of a new day, and a great game of golf! The St. Eugene course flows naturally through open links, rolling woodlands and includes a scenic view of the St. Mary’s river. Celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year, our course offers both length and a design that will not only challenge, but reward golf enthusiasts. Acclaimed golf course architect, Les Furber, arguably one of Canada’s best architects, has designed an exceptional layout that follows the different environmental patterns and habitats found here in the Kootenay Rockies.
The course begins with an open links style format on the first two holes before blending nicely into rolling forested terrain that runs alongside the St. Mary’s River on the ninth, before ending with an open links format once again on the final three holes. Playing from 5388 yards to 7007 yards, the course offers something for every type of golfer, rewarding good shots while challenging errant shots. White silica sand fills a multitude of bunkers. There are several environmentally sensitive areas that manage to capture stray balls as well as water on holes #9, #14 and #18 and can be magnets for miss-hit shots. Several greens are quite large, with a surface that readily accepts most approach shots and makes putting a study in your knowledge of the green.
The par-four, #12 hole is a green that overlooks the fairway, making for a challenging uphill approach that requires you to avoid several well placed bunkers. The elevated green offers a picturesque view of the BC Rockies. The challenge of the #13 hole is the longest par-three, and proves to present a challenge from the elevated tee boxes overlooking the green. Changes in elevation will require you to select the correct club as you continue. The par-five #16 hole emerges from the forest and onto the open links of the final three holes. On holes #16 & #18, you will be greeted with a stunning view of the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges in the background and the Mission Building, Clubhouse and St. Eugene Church in the foreground.
No game of golf would be complete without a stop at the ‘19th Hole Bar & Grill,’ which allows for après golf food and beverages, camaraderie, and perhaps even a venue in which to share your bragging rights!