By Turf & Rec
Architect Tom McBroom accepts award on behalf of club
By Turf & Rec
Tobiano Golf Course in Kamloops, B.C. has been recognized as Canada’s best golf course in the seventh annual World Golf Awards.
The World Golf Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. The worldwide voting event consisted of a nomination process followed by voting from Feb. 23, 2020 to Sept. 1, 2020. Votes were cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry as well as those of public golf consumers.
Accepting the award on behalf of the golf course during the virtual awards ceremony was Tobiano designer Tom McBroom.
“It has been my great pleasure to design golf courses all over the world, however Tobiano still stands out as one of my all-time favourites – and we are thrilled to have been voted Canada’s best golf course for 2020,” he said. “On behalf of the entire team at Tobiano, we would like to thank the World Golf Awards, everyone who voted for us and our incredible staff who deliver the exhilarating Tobiano experience day in and day out. Few settings in Canada are better than Tobiano’s rugged lakeside terrain in Kamloops, British Columbia with views of Kamloops Lake from every hole, dramatic elevation changes, ravines, natural grasses, welcoming fairways and smooth undulating greens that make Tobiano one of the finest, most picturesque golf courses anywhere. I’ve said it before that Tobiano is literally as good as it gets, and we’d like to thank all of you who agreed and look forward to welcoming everyone again for the 2021 golf season.”
Tobiano’s selection as Canada’s best golf course in 2020 in the World Golf Awards adds to other notable rankings as No. 15 among the best courses in Canada in by Golf Digest; No. 7 among the top 50 public golf courses in 2020 by the PGA of Canada; and No. 5 among the top 100 golf courses in Canada in 2018 by Canadian Golf Magazine – the aforementioned giving Tobiano the No. 1 position for public golf Courses in British Columbia.
Tobiano general manager Terry Smith accredits the continued accolades for Tobiano to “a very solid foundation of exceptional golf course design; unwavering commitment to superior golf course maintenance; exceptional service from a very dedicated staff; and the ongoing support of those who love to golf Tobiano – our customers.”