Teeing-Up for Growth at Canyon Desert Resort Community

The Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation (OIBDC) together with Bellstar Developments and GGC Developments announce the redevelopment of holes 8 and 9 at NK’MIP Canyon Desert Golf Course, alongside the launch of the second phase of the golf villa residential community at Oliver’s Canyon Desert Resort.

Representatives from Osoyoos Indian Band, Bellstar and GGC Developments gathered at the resort to formally commence the redevelopment of two course holes, which have been strategically designed by course architect Bob Kains.

“Following the unprecedented success of our first phase of development at Canyon Desert Resort, we are pleased to announce the significant golf course redevelopment, paving the way for the second phase of residential homes,” shared Ed Romanowski, President and CEO of Bellstar Developments.

NK’MIP Canyon Desert Golf Course opened on June 15, 1962 with Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Manual Louie and Dave Pugh M.P. hitting the first balls from the first tee box. A little over 50 years later, Chief Clarence Louie did the same, to mark the start of a major redevelopment of the course and the second phase of residential development – Canyon Desert Resort – in keeping with the vision to create the first year-round luxury residences to the community of Oliver.

Alongside the redevelopment of holes 8 and 9, phase two of Canyon Desert Resort will consist of an additional 16 homes, paving the way for future phases, including a community centre, parks, trail system and other amenities. Phase two is set for completion in 2014.

The first resort phase consists of 17 golf villas with the majority of them now successfully sold and occupied by proud home owners. The villas feature luxurious two- and three-bed homes with 1,050 to 1,550 sq.ft. of indoor-living space plus over 500 sq.ft. of outdoor-living space and two car attached garages. New home owners receive a complimentary membership to the golf course, one of few courses in western Canada to be currently undergoing re-development.