Sport-Specific Information
Sport-specific information and Technical Packages will be available in the fall of 2019.

Sport Contacts
Head Office
British Columbia Golf
(604) 279-2580


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The game of golf dates back to the 15th century in Scotland where links course such as the Old Course at St. Andrews are the oldest golf courses in the world.  Golf is played by amateurs as a recreational sport as well as professionals who participate in major tours such as the PGA and LPGA.  Golf was in the Summer Olympic Games in 1900 and 1904 and will make its long awaited return to the Olympic program in 2016.

Golf Facts

  • Number of dimples on a golf ball is 336
  • A golf course consists of 18 holes
  • Three strokes under par is called an albatross
  • A maximum of 14 clubs are allowed in a players bag

Golf is a participant sport in which a player, using up to 14 different clubs, hits a golf ball in an effort to get it in the golf hole in the least amount of strokes as possible. Golf courses usually consist of 9-18 holes, with some holes being more difficult than others. Golf does not use a standardized playing area but instead, each golf course has a unique design and set of attributes that allows the player to navigate different routes to completing each hole.

At the BC Summer Games, athletes will compete in three different categories: Boys’ Individual, Girls’ Individual and Mixed Zone Team Competitions. For the Individual competition, athletes will compete in a two-day 36 hole stroke play gross score competition. Medals are awarded to the Top 3 in both Boys’ and Girls’ categories. In the Mixed Zone Team Competition, team scores are based on the two-day total of the 3 lowest net scores posted each day from any member of the Zone Team. Medals are awarded to the top 3 Teams.

British Columbia Golf uses the BC Summer Games as a stepping-stone for athlete development. In many cases, the athletes chosen by BC Golf to participate in the Games use the opportunity as a means to becoming familiar with competitive golf or a higher level of competitive golf.  Notable BC Games alumni include Kevin Kwon, 2013 Canadian Junior and Canada Games Champion.

British Columbia Golf is the Provincial Sport Organization for golf in British Columbia and represents over 54,000 individual golfers at over 300 clubs and courses.