Golfer at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Smithers is flanked by two golf courses less than a 10-minute drive apart.
Both offer great views of Hudson Bay Mountain, nature trails and a chance to see small wildlife. Critters such as foxes, muskrats and geese regularly walk the courses along with players.
Smithers Golf & Country Club
The Smithers Golf & Country Club's 18-hole championship golf course is on the west side of town at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. The club is equipped with a driving range, a pro shop that offers rentals and lessons, and a clubhouse with a wraparound deck that faces the mountain. The course is rated as par 72 and is a total of 6,539 playing yards.
Riverside Golf & RV Park
The Riverside Golf & RV Park is on the east side of Smithers and borders almost a kilometre of the Bulkley River. As its name suggests, the 2,200-yard course is part of 46-site RV park. Each hole on the course is only three-par, making this a great place for beginner golfers to try their luck and experienced ones to practice their short swing. Similar to its counterpart, the park is equipped with a clubhouse, pro shop and driving range. The RV park is in the centre of the course. It's also possible to fish in the Bulkley River right on the course.
For more information on golfing in Smithers, drop by the Visitor Centre.