Jeff Sven of Play-Golf.com visited us at the beginning of June and snapped some amazing shots of the course!
It’s lovely here, take a tour around Trickle Creek and enjoy its beauty without even having to leave your desk.
Fact: Trickle Creek is located right beside Kimberley Alpine Resort, known for having the most sunny days of any B.C ski resort. (Enjoy the sunshine from the newly expanded Clubhouse outdoor patio)
See you soon!
The right club off the right tee is KEY! Plus here are some other tips and tricks on some specific holes at the course;
Remember, Hole #1 is one of Trickle Creek’s easier ones, don’t overthink it and make it harder than it needs to be! Playing Hole 1 from the Blue Tees may entice you to use your driver, try a four or five iron to avoid bringing the creek into play and hopefully have your ball land about 100 yards from the green. If you play from the Black Tees, try a Hybrid 3 for the same effect as the iron from the Blue Tee. If you are an amateur player, play from the 150 yard marker, perhaps a bit longer and get a great view of the green.
Hole 1 (Shot from the Fairway 100 Yards in)
Yes, the creek is in front of the green but keep in mind you still have about 20 yards to play with, commit yourself to the shot and you should find success (unless you hit a worm burner). Depending on the pin position, hit a low punch or a high dropper with your sand wedge. Luckily, this is one of the easiest starting holes in golf to ease you into your game!
The trick to this hole, similar to picking up a hot guy/gal, is to not be intimidated by looks! Just like at Hole 1, put away the driver for number 10 and get behind the simple hybrid or 5 iron to make it to the 150 or 100 yard marker.
Super Insiders TIP – Don’t let the gully eat up your game! If you have trouble hitting the ball solid on the clubface, you might want to hit from the greens.
Arguable quite a favourite hole on the course albeit a very challenging one (in fact it’s impossible to make a Hole In One here), nevertheless worth a shot! Having the hole positioned slightly up hill gives you a full visual of all the bunkers right in front of you, long hitters, you’ll be able to make it over the bunkers, for the shorter hitters start your ball at the 150 yard marker (depending on which Tee you play from). This hole is where the correct club really comes into play, without the correct club for the size of the green and the elevation, the uphill second shot (to the green) will get you every time.
Similar to Hole 10, this hole can seem intimidating given the water behind the green, however it doesn’t come into play often unless the pin is positioned near the back of the green (which is rare). Approach this one as a shot to the green (chances are you will come up short), and can continue on from there. Because of the downhill position of this green try your pitching wedge if you are less than 130 yards out.
Hole 18 (Shot from the fairway 150 Yards in)
Didn’t quite make it to the green did you? Well that’s okay, now you get a great view of the Clubhouse and the opportunity to give it another good full swing using a club down (if you normally use an 8 iron try a 9) and trust, you’ll feel closer to the green than you are – give it a good hit!
Try thrilling Trickle Creek Golf Resort for yourself, book a Tee Time online or book a Golf & Stay package online or by calling one of our golf vacation specialists at 1-800-258-7669. Golf instruction is also available at Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
We’re excited to welcome Glenn back onto the Trickle Creek Golf Resort team as our Golf Operations Supervisor. Find out why Glenn is excited to be back and what makes him choose golfing as a career in our first Tell Us About Your Selfie feature below;
Why do you like golf?
I will counteract by asking you how can you not love a sport that has its own 24 hour tv channel?
Who is your favourite golfer?
Bubba Watson, and my heart is with Mike Weir but my brain is with Graham Delate for favourite Canadian.
What makes Kimberley special for you?
Kimberley and Trickle Creek have always been Home for me. I started my golf career at Trickle as a starter/marshall as my first job in Kimberley, went to the pro shop where I was encouraged to pursue my golf management degree and the rest is history.
Why is Trickle one of your favourite golf resorts?
I was at Trickle during the very early years and got to watch the Resort grow and develop. I worked for The City of Kimberley and then for Charlie Locke and then and now for Murray Edwards. We achieved and won quite a few awards when I was involved with the Resort , including the Bronze Medal from Score golf which was voted on by the Golfers of Canada which is huge because the people that play Trickle Creek said that we are one of the Best facilities in Canada.
Tell us something that people don’t know about you?
I curl, golf and ski but have also taken up road biking since moving back to Kimberley. I was “Publican of the Year” in British Columbia when we owned our Neighborhood Pub in Prince Rupert.
Anything else you would like to add?
I am honoured and excited to be back at Trickle Creek and look forward to a great season with the Staff and continuing to build and maintain our favoured position with our golfers and customers at this amazing facility.
We can’t wait to see you out here! Book your Tee Time at Trickle Creek Golf Resort today – Tee Times can booked online or by calling 1-888-874-2553.