The Dunes at Kamloops

652 Dunes Drive,

Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 8M8

  • Office

    +1 (250) 579 3300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 881 4653 (toll free).
  • Fax

    +1 (250) 579 3311
  • Golf pro

    Bill Bilton Jr (CPGA Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Bill Bilton Jr. Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    River valley and partially wooded hills.

  • Designer:

    Graham Cooke
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7131
6191
5441
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.6
69.0
70.8

Location

Latitude:

50.780055

Longitude:

-120.330752

How to get there:

13 km N of Kamloops.

The Dunes at Kamloops

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

Est. 1996

The Dunes at Kamloops: Nestling down in the North Thompson valley, with rugged brown hills reaching up on either side, The Dunes is one of the area's best known golf courses. Here you will find an essentially open links-style layout, handsomely crafted by Graham Cooke, one of Canada's best designers of the modern era.

On both front and back-nines the overriding feeling is one of space rather than compactness, which should give big-hitters the confidence to attack the good-width rolling fairways from the tee. Once on the course you'll discover more undulation and elevation change than you might at first think, much of it created by substantial dune-like mounding. Water hazards do not threaten too frequently, but you'll certainly not want to stray too far offline at the short par-4 9th; a snaking reed-lined pond and attendant bunker flanks the rightside of the hole from tee to green.

The layout occupies a largely natural environment, with some housing arranged around the perimeter of the first five holes. (The close proximity of the housing alongside the 5th hole probably explains why this originally long par-4 has been cut down to a much shorter 290 yards). The closing stretch on the back-nine gets you closest to the North Thompson River, which is hidden behind a small band of trees and bushes.

The Dunes' stylishly bunker-defended greens are fast and true. Their expansive dimensions and slopes will ensure your putting skills are thoroughly examined. Overall maintenance standards here are good without being immaculate. Located just 12 km north of the city, this well-regarded layout is one to include when visiting the area.
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$65 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Kamloops, originally a mining and lumber town, takes its name from the Indian Tk'lemups, meaning the "meeting of the two rivers" - the North and South Thompson rivers joining together close to the centre of Kamloops.

Where2Stay

  • Five(540)Forty Downtown Hotel3.5 star

    540 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2

    +1 (250) 372 2281

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    The Hotel Five540Forty is one of Kamloops' premier downtown hotels, occupying a premier downtown location. The hotel offers all the comforts and conveniences of a luxury hotel at an affordable price at the very centre of Kamloops' many business and leisure attractions.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Sun Rivers.

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

  • Holiday Inn North Shore

    675 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V1S 1R5

    +1 (250) 376 8288

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    The modern Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Kamloops is nestled between the Thompson River and Kamloops Lake, near Thompson Rivers University and three km from the city centre. From this convenient location you can savour Kamloops' many exciting activities: with a helicopter tour, walking the local trails or scaling nearby mountainous cliffs.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dunes at Kamloops; Sun Rivers.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Eaglepoint; Rivershore; Tobiano (35 km).

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