April 13, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
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Every year I go on a "guys golf weekend" to the Okanagan. There are great courses everywhere from Vernon through to Osoyoos, but the highlight of my whole golf year is the 18th tee shot at Fairview, near Oliver, in what has become the South Okanagan wine belt.
Alongside prime vineyards, Fairview is well-named: it is fair and it has great views, but it is also a demanding golf test. Score well and you have played well. The reward is the 18th hole tee shot: a drive off a cliff to a landing area seemingly hundreds of feet below, with the valley behind. Hit the ball cleanly, and it goes up, and out, and hangs, and hangs.. and... it is sheer ecstasy watching and waiting for it to land.
We play Fairview twice in the weekend - two chances of hitting the "best shot of the year"!