Rivershore Estate & Golf Links

330 Rivershore Drive,

Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1S1

  • Office

    +1 (250) 573 4622
  • Pro shop

    +1 (866) 886 4653 (toll free).
  • Academy

    Rivershore Academy of Golf & Learning Centre.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside, residential and riverside.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7007
6347
5473
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.2
70.1
71.8

Location

Latitude:

50.652909

Longitude:

-120.005690

How to get there:

25 km E of Kamloops.

Rivershore Estate & Golf Links

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1981

Rivershore Estate & Golf Links: Located alongside the South Thompson river and adjacent to the Kentucky-style South Thompson Inn, Rivershore is a well-maintained and deceptively challenging course. Laid out in two nine-hole loops by the great Robert Trent Jones Sr, the course is bounded by rugged, sagebrush-covered hills to the north and the wide South Thompson river to the south.

The presence of housing alongside the opening holes soon recedes, leaving an attractive and thoroughly absorbing layout, where Jones' masterly touch is ever-present. Although the terrain is generally flat, with one or two modest exceptions, there is plenty of excellent sharp-edged bunkering to give the course abundant character and provide the first line of defence for most holes. Two small ponds meander through part of the course, threatening on about five holes, not least at the doglegging par-4 10th, which wriggles its way between the two ponds.

More open than tree-lined, the course often exudes a linksy-feel, with longer thicker grasses awaiting any seriously errant drives. The riverside holes are inevitably saved until last, with the wonderfully crafted par-3 17th and excellently bunkered par-5 18th providing a terrific finish to an always interesting layout.

List of courses: Thompson / Okanagan, BC

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Golf season is March thru Oct.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: C$90 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

In the late 1970's local realtor and entrepreneur Bill Bilton had the dream of creating a golf and real estate complex to rival all others. No lesser golf course architect than Robert Trent Jones Snr was commissioned to bring the dream to life. Since that time Rivershore has hosted many top-level events, not least the Canadian Tour Qualifying School and many national tournaments, including the Canadian mens' and womens' Amateur Championships. | Located in the 18th fairway are two Keekwillies, evidence of ancient indian settlements. A Keekwillie is a deep depression dug from the ground, which would provide a home and shelter for nomadic indian tribes as they followed migrating wildlife.

Where2Stay

  • South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre4-star

    3438 Shuswap Rd, Kamloops, BC V2H 1T2

    +1 (250) 573 3777

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    Only a stone's throw from Rivershore Golf Links, the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre is a Kentucky-style Inn offering great western hospitality. Widely known as one of the best places to stay in the Kamloops area, and located in 55 scenic acres directly alongside the South Thompson River, guests can enjoy a wonderful array of activities, including golf, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking or just soaking in a hot tub.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Rivershore

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Eaglepoint; Sun Rivers.

  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre

    650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B4

    +1 (250) 374 1999

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    The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre is a full service boutique hotel in the centre of Kamloops. The hotel offers a full array of amenities, including indoor pool & hot tub, games room, business centre, wireless internet and a fitness centre. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit Kamloops' many parks, enjoy a concert, discover the city's history or take in various sporting events.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Sun Rivers.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Dunes at Kamloops; Eaglepoint; Rivershore; Tobiano (32 km).

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