Golf Club at The Rise

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Golf Club at The Rise Est. 2008

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The Rise is an immensely scenic and top-quality Okanagan Valley golf course. It is also something of an understatement for the climb up from Vernon that gets you here. Perched 1,000 feet above Okanagan Lake you will discover a handsomely designed golf course that comes with lake and mountain views to die for.

This big dimension roaming layout is a product of Fred Couples ten-year design partnership with golf course architect Gene Bates. Occupying a wonderfully quiet environment, the holes traverse natural sage-brush covered hills. Putting to one side the spectacular scenery, you'll need to concentrate on hitting fairways with plenty of elevation change, while staying out of the fescues, sagebrush and small trees that flank the holes. There's also no shortage of stylish bunkering.

Starting out with a tremendously scenic downhill par-5 and then two challenging uphill par-4s, you'll begin to appreciate this is no ordinary golf course. There are some blind shots to be made and, on at least six holes, water hazards to be navigated around or over. If your golf game isn't "on song", just a moment admiring the lake and mountain views should quickly restore some harmony to your emotional state.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: Scenically there are few holes that are not memorable. The back-tee of the par-4 15th serves up a jaw-dropping Okanagan Lake panorama, while in front of you lies a wonderfully challenging par-4, played to a water defended green. The plunging par-4 17th also fits this description, although without water in play. Sandwiched between these fabulous par-4s is the 176 yard par-3 16th, demanding a full carry over water to a narrow angular green.

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Making Contact

Golf Club at The Rise
8500 Rising View Way,
Vernon, British Columbia V1H 1Z0
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Office   +1 (250) 545 7425
Pro Shop   +1 (877) 243 7417 (toll free)

  +1 (250) 542 5096

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain.
Surroundings: High mountain country and arid shrubland.
Designer: A Fred Couples Signature Course designed by Gene Bates.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6884 5939 4638
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.8 68,4 67.0
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How2Get There?

53 km N of Kelowna / 5 km W of Vernon.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-May thru' Aug): C$99 (all days). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Golf season is April thru mid-Oct.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

A member of the Audubon Society, dedicated to the preservation and development of the natural habitat on and around the golf course. | A purpose built clubhouse is planned for completion in 2015-16.

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Latitude: (50.265547)
Longitude: (-119.342723)
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Sparkling Hill Resort 5-star
888 Sparkling Place, Vernon, BC V1H 2K7
+1 (250) 275 1556

It is here that you will discover a modern oasis—a most remarkable hotel and wellness centre, based on European-inspired design. This is the first resort in North America to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design. The mood is set from the moment you enter—an iridescence from crystals infused everywhere; in waterfalls, fireplaces and overhead lighting, all providing a sense of luminous luxury.

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Holiday Inn Express, Vernon 
4716 34th St, Vernon, BC V1T 5Y9
+1 (250) 550 7777

Close to downtown Vernon, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites provides easy access to the Swan, Kalamalka and Okanagan lakes. You'll also be close to the area's golf courses, and attractions like the O'Keefe Ranch, Silver Star Mountain Resort and wineries of the Okanagan Valley. The hotel has a Fitness Centre, hot tub and heated, indoor swimming pool.

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