6355 Princeton-Kamloops Hwy 5A,
Quilchena, British Columbia V0E 2R0
18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Open ranch land and lake-view setting.
Designed by Rod Whitman (course architect) together with Richard Zokol (original owner & PGA Tour Pro) and Armen Suny (agronomist)
77 km S of Kamloops.
Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club: observing the tenets of "minimalist" design, which involved not disturbing too much of what was already here, Sagebrush presents a classical "links-style" championship golf course. Guaranteed to set pulses racing, the course occupies an open rugged slope that gently tilts down to Nicola Lake ... a wonderful layout in a stunning setting.
The individually crafted holes traverse across an expansive and almost treeless environment. If you stray too far offline, yellow-flowering sagebrush plants and desert scrub lies in wait. Below the course the ever-present and immensely scenic lake stretches out for 10km in each direction. Although the course never quite gets you lakeside, holes like the par-4 2nd are played to an infinity green, which seemingly hangs out over the lake.
Rustic edged bunkering, gently rolling terrain and high fescues beyond the good-width fairways all play their part here. On and around the greens (in keeping with the links courses of Britain & Ireland) your short game skills will be thoroughly tested.
Some of the greens will redefine your understanding of "oversized", with slick run-off areas also frequently present. The par-5 7th green measures a mere 75 yards from front to back, while the putting surface at the par-5 16th is an equally hard to comprehend 23,000 square feet.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' Oct).
Must book in advance. In addition to an 18-hole round, Sagebrush also offers a full day experience, including unlimited golf, access to the Badlands Putting course and Double 8 Ranch Chipping course, trout fishing at the Hideout, and an on-course lunch and other refreshments.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Walking permitted at all times (but golf cart recommended).
The "minimalist" genre of golf design, as employed at Sagebrush, is one that attempts to move as little earth as possible when constructing the course, relying on the natural features of the land to create the layout's topography and playing environment. Although the original designers of golf courses (e.g. Old Tom Morris, Willie Park, James Braid, et al) would not have labelled themselves as "minimalists", this was nonetheless at the core of the courses they built.
"Terry's Hideout" at Sagebrush, a delayed half-way house, comes between the 12th and 13th holes. Players are invited to stop here for as long as they want. The Hideout's restaurant and bar sit alongside a reservoir, well stocked with trout, where you can indulge your fly-fishing skills before re-starting your round.
Canada's 13th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022) and 6th best public access course (SCOREGolf, 2023).
6280 Merritt-Kamloops Hwy 5A, Quilchena, British Columbia V0E 2RO.
+1 (250) 378 9555Visit website
The Guest Cottages at Sagebrush offer luxury accommodations with spectacular views from every suite. There are 10 two-bedroom suites, each with a comfortable living room and two spacious bedrooms with full ensuite bathrooms. Every room has access to a private balcony or patio.
6500 Merritt-Kamloops Hwy 5A, Quilchena, BC V0E 2R0
+1 (250) 378 2611Visit website
A small turn-of-the 20th century boutique hotel with a big heart in the midst of Nicola Valley’s old west. 15 antique-appointed rooms plus ranch house provide a memorable stay. Quilchena Hotel also boasts a dining room, saloon, parlour, coffee shop, banquet room and wine cellar. The Quilchena Hotel operates Stay & Play packages with Sagebrush.
Sagebrush (1 km)
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