There’s nothing like a round of golf on a beautiful sunny day to make a person feel on top of the world. In fact, for many golfers at Cultus Lake Golf Club, good weather is “nice to have” – but not necessary. They are just happy to be out playing at the 18-hole, 4000-yard, par 63 executive course.
Cultus Lake Golf Club offers both experienced and novice golfers a great day of golf. It is short enough for kids and beginners to navigate, yet the tight tree lines and undulating greens offer a significant challenge to single-digit handicappers. In addition, the driving range offers a unique challenge as golfers navigate their shots around the trees and targets while practicing. And for those who might want to have an adult beverage, this licensed facility can serve customers 19 years of age and over.
Founded and still run by the Bahnman family, Cultus Lake Golf Club began in 1990 as a 30-stall covered driving range. One year later, construction began on a nine-hole, par 31 layout with a clubhouse. By 1996, the golf course had evolved into a full 18-hole, par 63 executive golf course and housed Legends Bistro at the Lake – a popular place for both golfers and non-golfers to have a bite to eat and enjoy a drink while overlooking the golf course. (Legends is open year-round.)
Cultus Lake Golf Club has a few interesting aspects to it, including the Bahnman Cabin, located at the 13th hole. This is Cultus Lake Golf Club’s own “Butler Cabin” (Augusta National). The story began in 1932, when the cabin was one of the original structures built as development began in the Main Beach area of Cultus Lake. Nearly 40 years ago, the Bahnman family purchased the cabin as their summer vacation spot. In 2018, the family decided to live full-time in Cultus Lake and set about to build a new, more modern home there. There was such sentimental meaning tied into the old family cabin, which had to make way for the new house, that – rather than demolish it – they relocated it to the golf course. It now has its own little cozy nook on the 13th fairway – and has become a fan favourite as golfers often stop to take a look around the cabin.
There is also some wildlife at the golf course. It is home to many mother ducks and their squad of ducklings – and has been for years. They have become accustomed to golfers – and even recognize some members (especially the ones who feed them out of the palm of their hands!). Sometimes, our web-footed tenants cause a bit of a ruckus in front of the pro shop, creating a feathery barricade for the golf carts.
Whether people hit the links for a round of golf, practice their swing or putting stroke, visit for lunch at Legends, or come out for a special event like a wedding or reunion, there is one constant – they all enjoy themselves fully at Cultus Lake Golf Club.