We Can
Still Play!

Blind Golf Canada would like to welcome you to our updated website, celebrating our ‘Second Decade of Excellence.’ Thanks for swinging by, stay a while.

Our motto is “We Can Still Play!” and it is our sincere hope that as someone who is blind or partially-sighted, you will come out and join us. If you are a sighted individual, get involved as a guide or a score keeper at a tournament in your local area, or just come out and watch us. You will be amazed!

2024 is guaranteed to be the biggest year in Canadian blind golf history.

Blind Golf Canada logo.

At Blind Golf Canada it is our mission to develop and promote competitive blind golf while promoting sportsmanship and kinship in the blind community. Canada’s blind and visually impaired golfers wishing to play at a national and/or international level are welcomed, as are those golfers who wish to join their provincial or regional blind golf organizations. If you want to play, we know the way.

A blind golfer stands facing the direction he wishes to hit. He has his club in front of him and his coach is standing right behind him giving him directions. This is a very common technique for many blind golfers.
Two golfers are walking on a green approaching the hole. A blind coach in a white shirt, is guiding a B1 golfer using a putter. The putter acts as a stick that helps direct the blind golfer.

For those that are visiting the site to learn about blind golf, it is important to note blind golf is played by golfers who are totally blind or partially sighted (with an acuity of 20/200 or less), and some provincial organizations, like Ontario Blind Golf (OBG), allow anyone with a CNIB card to play at many of their events.

The rules are the same, since they have been edited to include the rules for blind or disabled golf. The one real exception is blind golfers need a coach, and a guide. It’s a team effort. On and off the course.

To the left you will see a photo of two gentlemen walking towards a green if not on it already. It looks like one is handing the other a putter. That is not the case. Gerry is a B1 golfer, and he has no sight or light perception. What is happening is he is being guided by his coach Chris, who is wearing the white shirt.

Keep an open mind and don’t be so quick to judge. Stereotypes are so 70’s.

If you have a question, check out our FAQs. If you can’t find your answer on the website, please use our Contact form to reach out.

KTUNAXA Nation logo.

BGC acknowledges that we will be blessed to be permitted to gather on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Nation. BGC recognizes the Ktunaxa Nation Council, comprised of elected officials from ʔakisq̓nuk, Yaqan Nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay), ʔaqam (St. Mary’s) and ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains) First Nation Communities. We respect and value the enduring relationship that Indigenous peoples have with this land, and BGC is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and future, and we pledge to honour all Indigenous peoples as we work towards a more equitable and inclusive future for all.

2024 ISPS Handa Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship

2024 Mutual Fire Insurance Western Canadian Blind Golf Championship

It is that special time of the year when we start counting the days down until that glorious tee time. With it also comes the excitement of golfing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada at two premier golf courses.

July 7 – July 9 at Bootleg Gap Golf, in Kimberley, BC.

July 10 – July 12 at St. Eugene Golf Resort, in Cranbrook, BC.

  • Six (6) days of competitive and recreational blind golf, including two (2) practice rounds for interested coaches
  • 7 nights accommodations at St. Eugene
  • Charity Awareness & Fundraising Scramble during the opening practice round of the ISPS Handa Canadian Open Blind Golf Championship
  • Competitive, and recreational divisions and play
  • Awards, honourable recognitions, and prizes
  • Transportation to and from the event, and the golf courses included
  • Events are subsidized, supported for all BGC blind golfers 

Marquee Sponsors

BGC is very fortunate to have the support of top-tier, best of class sponsors that go above and beyond every year since our foundation. 

Dr. Haruhisa Handa, and the International Sports Promotion Society, ISPS HANDA, support for golf, and blind golf, stems from a firm belief in the “power of sport”. Sport has a unique ability to create hope, to break down educational and cultural barriers and to inspire people in a way very little else does. Sport brings people together and unites communities around the world. Blind Golf Canada believes in these same ideals.

The CNIB Foundation has been a Marquee, and Platinum sponsor of BGC from the start, back in 2011. The CNIB Foundation offers a range of services for the blind and visually impaired, including Guide Dogs, Lifestyle, Play, Work, Learning and Tech. The CNIB Foundation is a gracious partner, with the best interests of the Canadian commuity of persons who are blind.

Canadian Lions clubs across the nation are supporters of BGC, and their local provincial and regional blind golf associations. Where there is a need, there is a Lion. Without fail. Lions, across Canada and around the world have been performing miracles for the disabled and blind communities since 2017. Humanitarian, community and social service that is inspirational.

The Greens at Renton is a hidden gem in Simcoe, Ontario located in the Haldimand, Nofolk-Brant, Six Nations area. It is also the proud home course of Blind Golf Canada. A top-tier, 27 hole course treats every person that visits ‘The Greens’ with respect, dignity, and honour. Our blind golfers, coaches, and volunteers seen The Greens, now it is your turn to visit.

A beautiful sunny day, on a scenic golf hole with a tree in the background at The Greens at Renton. Two volunteers, with big smiles are wearing red bibs with a BGC maple leaf log and the words 'Blind Golf Canada Volunteer.'

Blind Golf Needs You

BGC is in our ‘Second Decade of Excellence’ and a major reason we have gotten this far is because of our volunteers. On the course, during the off-season when we plan our events and support provincial and regional organizations, and for most, valued members. If you are interested in volunteering please download this 2024 Volunteer form. The friends you make, the lives you change, the good you can do.