Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club Est. 2009

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Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club: [DUE TO A PENDING OWNERSHIP CHANGE and "re-zoning" issues (announced in Feb 2015) Sagebrush delayed its opening in 2015. CHECK CURRENT STATUS before booking].

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. Occupying an open rugged slope that gently tilts down to Nicola Lake, this is a course that sets pulses racing.

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.

Now open for public play, until such time as the facility becomes fully subscribed with members (which won't happen soon), this is definitely a course that will appeal to all golfers, not least links aficionados.

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Making Contact

Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club
6280 Merritt-Kamloops Hwy 5A,
Quilchena, British Columbia V0E 2R0
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Office   +1 (877) 350 9555 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (230) 378 9555

  +1 (250) 378 9799

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Open ranch land and lake-view setting.
Designer: Designed by Rod Whitman (course architect) together with Richard Zokol (original owner & PGA Tour Pro) and Armen Suny (agronomist)
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7400 6576
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.0
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How2Get There?

77 km S of Kamloops.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): $199 (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?
Semi-private club; visitors welcome on weekdays and and weekends during golf season (April thru' Oct).   Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times (but golf cart recommended).

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

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.

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Latitude: (50.154951)
Longitude: (-120.531633)
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Sagebrush Guest Cottages 
6280 Merritt-Kamloops Hwy 5A, Quilchena, British Columbia V0E 2RO.
+1 (250) 378 9555

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.

Golf at this hotel Sagebrush
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Quilchena Ranch & Hotel 
6500 Merritt-Kamloops Hwy 5A, Quilchena, BC V0E 2R0
+1 (250) 378 2611

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.

Golf at this hotel No
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