New Owner for Tobiano Golf

Tobiano is excited to announce a change in golf course ownership and welcome Michael Ternier to the fold. “I am thrilled that I was able to seize a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most remarkable golf courses in North America,” says new owner Ternier, who is also part-owner of the Tobiano real estate development.

Ternier, who owns 50% of Tobiano Living, and now 100% of the Tobiano golf course, is looking forward to a fantastic collaboration between the real estate and golf course operations going forward. “When the golf course was sold to (previous owners) John Preston and Henry Bereznicki, it provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime: to acquire the Tobiano real estate development. Although I love golf, especially Tobiano, my expertise was in land servicing and development and, at that time, I did not feel ready to take on ownership of the golf course.” But earlier this year, “having worked closely with such a great team operating the golf course”, Ternier was ready to approach the owners with a view to amalgamating the two.

“Owning both makes it much easier to integrate many of the operations, and the two will complement the long-term growth and success of each other,” says Ternier, who has few plans to change much at Tobiano Golf. “The management and staff in all departments are truly excellent and I will not be making any changes,” he says. Ternier also points out that Tobiano golf course is amazing, consistently ranking amongst the best, and he has no plans for any significant changes aside from “minor upgrades to some tee boxes, the driving range and maybe some work on our challenging eighth hole.”

The main priority for the golf course will be the opening of a new hotel – bringing on-site accommodation and stay & play packages to Tobiano. The process of determining the best location for our first hotel, the hotel branding, and the selection of an architect is already underway.
Over the next three years, there are plans for additional community amenities and services including:

  • Village Centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickle ball courts
  • Exercise stations and additional walking paths
  • Community gardens
  • Community amenity building featuring pools, hot tub and exercise rooms.

“We already have such great amenities at Tobiano, including Bruker Marina and the golf course itself, and these additions will make both the golf experience and Tobiano living even more appealing than it already is,” says Ternier. “I look forward to a prosperous collaboration and partnership between Tobiano Living and Tobiano Golf for many years to come.”

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Designed by award-winning Canadian golf architect Thomas McBroom, Tobiano golf course is carved out of the desert canyons of historic Six Mile Ranch, overlooking the cobalt blue of Kamloops Lake. Expect staggering natural drama at every hole. The Clubhouse and Black Iron Restaurant at Tobiano are the perfect complement to the multiple award-winning golf course, with entrees that will rival the golf experience on patron’s brag lists. For more information, visit or call 1-877-373-2218.
Ranked #6 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada, Canadian Golf Magazine 2016; #8 in the Best Canadian Modern Courses, Golfweek 2016 – with both the aforementioned giving Tobiano the #1 position for Public Golf Courses in BC; and #25 in the 2015-16: Best Courses in Canada, Golf Digest August 2015, Tobiano continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of golfing. More recent rankings by esteemed golfing publications also continue to put Tobiano as the #1 Public Golf Course in BC.
#26 in the 2017-2018 Top 30 Courses in Canada, Golf Digest 2017
#12 in the 2017 Top 50 in Canada, #1 public golf course in Canada, Canadian Golf Magazine 2017
#5 in the Top 100 Golf Courses, 2017General 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.” In short, when you play Tobiano, you are in for something special.


Michael Ternier, Owner – p: 250.434.5857 | c: 250.371.7789
Terry Smith, General Manager – p: 250-434-7373 | c: 250-319-0451
Trisha Larsen, Director of Marketing – p: 778-475-3392


Tobiano is more than just a golf course in Kamloops, BC. Tobiano is a master-planned residential community resting above the shores of Kamloops Lake. Offering residents the finest golf experience in Canada, access to water sports on Kamloops Lake, and year-round activities, more and more people are showing a keen desire to experience Tobiano living.Interest in Tobiano living continues to come from far and wide, with visitors to the Tobiano Presentation Centre arriving from mainland China, Korea, the United States, Alberta, northern BC, as well as the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Kamloops markets. Helping build excitement in Tobiano Real Estate, a new show home is under construction and will be marketed by the Finch Group. Construction has begun on the remaining 48 units at Summers Landing, featuring panoramic views of the golf course and Kamloops Lake, with the first units scheduled for completion early in 2018. It is no surprise that viewings continue to come thick and fast.The Tobiano Presentation Centre, with its incredible view of the entire development, is located at 38 Rue Cheval Noir and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and weekends by appointment. Visit for further information.


Michael Ternier, Owner – | p: 250.434.5857 | c: 250.371.7789