2nd April, 2019
The Okanagan Golf Club, through its parent company the Burrard Group, announces the reconfiguration of the 18th hole of The Quail Course, pending the approval of a proposed land development project.

Quail 18th HoleThe Quail’s 18th hole would be reconfigured into a memorable yet challenging par-3, maintaining the iconic finishing shot over the water. The green will be constructed to create a receptive surface for incoming tee shots while providing improved visibility and aesthetics from the tee box. Golf course architect Ted Locke from Ted Locke Golf Course Architecture has been retained to complete the redesign to ensure integrity to the golfer experience is maintained, and the course will receive updated yardage and slope ratings from Golf Canada.

The golf course is not anticipating any changes to the current layout in 2019, and this season will expect to see business as usual on The Quail.

The first reading of the application that included an OCP amendment and rezoning application was heard at the March 18th Council meeting. The Public Hearing is scheduled for April 9th at City Hall.

If/when the project receives approval, the golf course will be working closely with the Kelowna-based development management company, Davara, to ensure minimal disruption to the golf season.

For the Quail Ridge community and the city of Kelowna, this project is an exciting announcement and considered a reflection of a healthy economy. At the completion of the project, the community will welcome the potential new homeowners, who will be fortunate to enjoy some of the most beautiful golf course and golf hole views in the Okanagan Valley.

The Okanagan Golf Club – owned and operated by GolfBC Group and parent company Burrard Group – consists of two par 72, 18-hole golf courses. The 6,885 yard Bear Course was planned by Nicklaus Designs and built in 1998. The 6,794 yard Quail Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Les Furber and built in 1994. The Okanagan Golf Club also features an elegant clubhouse, Sarazen’s Restaurant, Bar and Patio, a fully-equipped Golf Shop, double-ended driving range at the GBC Golf Academy, and banquet and event facilities with a capacity of up to 300 persons for Weddings, Tournaments and Meetings.

Vancouver-based GolfBC is a golf and resort management and investment company committed to defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of golf courses in British Columbia and Hawaii, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Gallagher’s Canyon (and the 9-hole Pinnacle; Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill), and the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club (Maui).

Davara Holdings is a boutique Kelowna-based property developer with a high regard for design and community. Some of their past projects include Black Mountain Estate, 2903 Pandosy, Parkview and Soma. For more information on Davara, visit their website at

For more information contact:

Dan Matheson
General Manager, The Okanagan Golf Club
[email protected]

Dave Sargent
Development Manager, Davara
[email protected]

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