by Graham Cooke, 7,104 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.9, Slope 128
amongst the apple trees of an orchard above Okanagan Lake in Kelowna
is one of Canadaís most highly acclaimed golf courses: Harvest Golf
Club. Designed by renowned architect Graham Cooke, the Harvestís
wide bent-grass fairways, undulating greens and ever-present bunkers
give golfers a fair but challenging test of golf. Whether you are
a power hitter or rely on short-game finesse, you are sure to enjoy
all that the Harvest has to offer.
appeal of Graham Cookeís style is no more evident than on Harvestís
par 4 eighth hole. A straight away hole that measures just 378 yards
from the back tees, length is not the predominant challenge on this
hole so most players can blast away with whatever their favourite
club may be. The challenge of the hole lies in setting yourself
up properly for your shot at the green.
Off the tee
you will have to contend with sand traps waiting for you at 230
and 240 yards from the tee. The choice will therefore be whether
to try and carry the danger or land short of it and go at the green
with a mid-iron. If you stray a little off course you can still
get onto the green in regulation but you may have to get creative
to avoid the bunkers that surround the green and the apple trees
that line both sides of the fairway all the way to the hole. Clearly
the hole is open to a number of different strategies where power
or precision both has their advantages. It is exactly this characteristic
that makes Harvest Golf Club one of the favourite courses in the
Okanagan and a great addition to any Okanagan Golf Vacation.
year come find out exactly how well you can work your golfing magic.
Come play Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna with BC Golf Vacations.