Fairview Mountain Golf Course - Oliver, BC
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N 49° 09.906 W 119° 35.562
11U E 311000 N 5449045
Quick Description: Fairview Mountain Golf Club is off Fairview Road near the old gold rush town of Fairview, west of Oliver.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/31/2021 2:59:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM14WE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
Maybe not quite as old as the surrounding hills, the Fairview Mountain Golf Course is nonetheless pretty old, as golf courses in this neck of the woods go. Opened for play in 1925, the course could well be the oldest golf course in the Oliver area. To our knowledge Fairview Mountain is the third oldest in the Okanagan Valley, Vernon Golf & Country Club, established in 1913, being the second-oldest golf course. While Kelowna Golf Club is the oldest club, established in 1899, its present course was not opened until 1920.

In more recent times the Fairview Mountain course was rebuilt to a design by Canmore, Alberta golf course architect Les Furber.


Incredible golf in the heart of Canada’s wine country.
Open to the public, Fairview Mountain has few rivals when it comes to scenery, beauty, and conditioning. Drama abounds, fairways plunge down valleys, as vineyards beckon in the distance. Smooth greens give you an experience rarely found outside of the most expensive private clubs.

Without question, Fairview Mountain has been a standout in the Southern Okanagan since 1925, which is why SCOREGolf noted the club as one of the best public courses in Canada, and among the best values as well. All of this is found just north of Osoyoos, amongst some of the greatest wineries in the world.

That’s Fairview Mountain, distinctly spectacular.
From Fairview Mountain

Fairview Mountain Golf Course
Description of Site:
This 18 hole golf course is located at 13105 344th Ave (Legal Plan KAP62023) with the clubhouse located at 49 degrees 9’ 52.8” N, 119 degrees 35’ 38.0” W.

Heritage Value of Site:

Recreational:
This site is prized for its continuous use as a Golf Course since 1925, and represents the early cooperation and vision of the community. The success of this operation demonstrates the value placed by the community on recreation as a vital part of life in the Oliver area.

Social:
Fairview Mountain Golf Course reminds the viewer of the effects of community cooperativeness and ongoing cooperation between municipal governments. It was known locally as ‘the people’s golf course’, and the ongoing success of the course reminds the community of their role in recreational development The verdant greens are a result of creative use of community grey water, and arose as a result of the efforts of Mrs. Emily Hall McLennan, who is the only person granted a lifelong honourary membership.

Economic:
Prior to the area’s recognition as the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver was recognized for this Golf Course. The course remains an integral part of the overall tourism infrastructure. To residents, the club house offers a well appointed spot for ceremonial events such as wedding receptions.

Character Defining Elements:
- Continuous use as a golf course
- Manicured and tended fairways, and greens
- The presence of the use of grey water
- Viewscapes to mountains, lakes, and other landmarks throughout the area
- The ongoing location of the 18th tee with its associated view
- Evolving development
From the RDOS Heritage Register

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Official Heritage Registry: [Web Link]

Heritage Registry Page Number: Individual pages, not numbered

Address:
13105 334th Avenue
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T1


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