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The Copper Point Golf Club, in the Columbia Valley features an 18-hole Championship course, The Point and an 18-hole Masters style golf course, The Ridge. Both are natural, lay-of-the-land designs with numerous ‘classic’ elements, such as roughly hewn bunkers and excellent use of existing hills and ravines. But, what will really sell you on Copper Point is the pristine setting, new on-site luxury resort, beautiful conditions, unparalleled service, impressive clubhouse including The View Restaurant… not to mention the spectacular views of the Kootenay Rockies from nearly every hole.

Our Team

Brian Schaal

President, General Manager & Executive PGA Professional

Brian joined Copper Point Golf Club in 2004. Prior to starting at Copper Point Golf Club, Brian previously worked at the Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, Morningstar International, Nanaimo Golf Club, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, and Eagle Ranch Resort. He is a Director of the BC Chapter of the NGCOA, Director with the National Golf Owners Association, and President of the Columbia Valley Golf Trail. Brian is also a Board Member with the PGA of BC. In 2020, Brian was awarded the PGA of BC Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award, and he is the only 2 time recipient of the NGCOA Fore Season Golf Professional Award, 2013 and 2020. In 2019, was named the PGA of Canada Dick Munn Executive Professional of the Year. In 2016 he received the PGA of BC’s Distinguished Service Award as well as being named the Kootenays Professional of the Year and in 2013 he was awarded the PGA of BC Professional Development award. Mr. Schaal is also a certified Ping and Titleist Club Fitter.

Scott McClain

Head Professional

Scott joined the team in 2010 after PGA/Industry roles at Greywolf Golf, Callaway Golf, Score Golf and Jasper Park Lodge. Focused on delivering a world class experience, Scott embodies this culture by providing clarity, understanding and a positive attitude every day. Mr. McClain is a 25-year member of the PGA of Canada and is also TPI certified to help students get the most out of their swing, based on what they can physically do.  Some of Scott’s Professional achievements include: PGA of BC Top 100 Golf Professional 2015 to 2021, Kootenay/North zone award winner for the following – PGA of BC Professional of the Year in 2020/2015/2014, PGA of BC Coach of the Year 2012/2011, PGA of BC Junior Leader 2011, PGA of BC Teacher of the Year 2010. Using Flightscope Golf technology, Scott is a Titleist, Scotty Cameron and Ping Club Fitter.  Scott has volunteered with Columbia Valley Search and Rescue since 2006 and serves on their Mountain, Rope, Avalanche and Swiftwater rescue teams. While most golf pros fly south in the winter, Scott stays home and flies up in the mountains to offer Professional Mountain Guiding services in Heliskiing and Ski touring. 

Mike Knowles


Mike has been working at Copper Point Golf Club since its inception. Mr. Knowles is a member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, NGCOA and is the Director of the Kootenay Chapter Board for the BCGSA. With over 20 years experience in golf maintenance, Mike oversees the maintenance, operations and management on both The Point and Ridge Golf Course.

Dale Moore

Director of Instruction

Dale joined Copper Point Golf Club in 2019 as a Class ‘A’ Teaching Professional. He has been a PGA of Canada member since 1991. Some of his accolades include; 5 time PGA Teacher of Year Kootenay zone, 2012 Golf Shop of the Year Kootenay zone, 2013 junior leader of the year Kootenay zone, 2017 Golf Pro of the Year Kootenay zone, 2020 Class A Professional of the Year Kootenay zone, 2021 Class A Professional of the Year Kootenay zone, Certified club fitter with TaylorMade, Adams, Callaway, Ping, and Nike -NCCP certified competition coach – Level 2 SNAG certification. 

Matt Gillett

Assistant Professional

Matt joined the Copper Point Golf Club as an Assistant Professional in 2024. Born and raised in Innisfil, Ontario, Matt moved to the Kootenays in 2011 and began his career in golf with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Matt joined the PGA of Canada in 2019 and was named a PGA of BC Top 100 Golf Professional in 2021 and 2022. Matt was awarded the PGA of BC Apprentice Professional of the Year award in 2021 and Kootenay/North zone winner in 2023.  Matt is Trackman University certified and brings an extensive background in golf and hospitality. 

Executive Chef

Prat joined Copper Point Golf Club in 2024. 

Prior to starting at Copper Point Golf Club, Prat previously worked at Fairmont Hot Springs Resorts, Westin (Marriott), Viking Cruises and Princess Cruises.

He has worked with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone in Princess Cruises in Restaurant Share by Curtis stone in 2015. He is a Graduate from Culinary Arts and a Red Seal Certified Chef.

Tammy Dreger

Food & Beverage Manager