Alongside the St. Mary River in Kimberley runs a Les Furber-designed golf course that’s worth going to see. Bootleg Gap is a championship course that offers amazing vistas on almost every hole. Here are a few reasons why you should give the Bootleg Gap a try.
More than One Course
Bootleg Gap Golf has twenty-seven holes to play: a full main 18-hole experience, plus the Recreational Nine. At first, both may seem intimidating, but the mountain air will help you relax once you get into the “swing” of things! Don’t have time for the full 18, but want a challenge? The nine-hole course will be great for you and your more inexperienced golfer friends and complements the longer course well. The 18-hole course is manageable for 20+ handicappers and still a challenge for better players. Sometimes in the height of summer, a deer or two can be seen hanging out on the sidelines.
The course can be walked if you are in good shape, though for the last two holes, a cart may be preferred. The back nine is elevated on the 18-hole course so keep that in mind if someone asks you if you want a cart!
Bootleg offers a fully-licensed restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A kids menu is also available. Even if you don’t have time for golf, the patio gives you a view of the 18th, so you can watch others finish up their game.
The pro-shop is well stocked and often has sales, so be sure to stop in while you’re there. If your game is not quite up to scratch, talk to the on-site pros about golf lessons to brush up. Individual and group lessons are available, as well as half-hour lessons for kids aged sixteen and under.