Redstone Resort is scenic alpine golf in British Columbia

Updated: July 30, 2022

By Steve Turcotte

You know you are in for a special treat when General Manager Jeff Bruce stands behind the counter at Redstone Resort in Rossland, B.C. and says this could be a good wildlife day at the course.

“You might see baby deer out there, the bears might be out on the 10th hole and there is a huge owl on the 16th hole,” he said, as he handed us our cart keys. It turns out that Redstone is more than just a wildlife sanctuary, it is one of the most scenic alpine golf courses in British Columbia.

This is a course with its history dating back for years. But Canadian designed Les Furber added plenty of touches and now, Redstone Resort offers everything you would want from alpine golf.

From the first tee box you see tall trees, rolling fairways and the nearby mountains. And most holes you feel secluded like you have the course to yourself.

Tucked away amongst the foothills of the Monashee Mountain Range. The rugged terrain covered with chutes, streams, and ravines guarantees a unique landscape on each hole. There are many risk-reward opportunities that make the course appealing to low and high handicappers alike.

As you stand on the first tee, you get an idea of what lies ahead. You can see the fairway, but not the green. It’s a great challenge. And it goes on from there. The the eighth hole is a par-5 that tightens near the green and features water in front. And when you get to the back, the tee shot on the 10th is an eye opener. With a carry over a ravine to a fairway which doglegs to the left. It is true mountain golf in every sense.

And since Rossland is also a ski town in the winter, the 18th hole plays right into that theme. The elevated tee shot looks like hitting down a ski run before it doglegs left to the green.

If the conditions are just right in the fall or spring, there is a chance to hit the slopes at Red Mountain and then play some golf after that.

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