Sun Peaks Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Sun Peaks Resort Est. 1996

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Sun Peaks Resort: Between the months of May and October, Sun Peaks transforms into a full-scale summer mountain resort. During this period the resort's 18-hole championship golf course takes centre stage. As you journey round from tee-to-green, forested hills laced with ski runs, chair lifts and alpine chalets clearly indicate what happens here in winter.

Although the two nine-hole loops stretch east and west along the valley floor from the centre of the village, there is still plenty of elevation change to contend with on both nines. The outward loop of holes flows downhill through the valley, then climbs back up again to the resort centre. Arguably the better views and better holes feature on the more spacious back-nine loop. The course's longest vertical drop at one hole comes at the drivable doglegging par-4 16th. The tee for this most dramatic of plunging downhillers is situated at the layout's highest point, 1,333 metres (4,353 ft) above sea level.

To score well at Sun Peaks you'll need to drive the ball straight, stay out of the trees and avoid the small creeks and ponds that threaten in front of some greens. Length is not the primary golfing challenge at Sun Peaks, a course where wayward "grip-it and rip-it" players may struggle, especially on the tighter, more tree-lined front-nine. At this high altitude you can let the thinner air take care of some of the yardage for you.

Graham Cooke, one of Canada's top designers of the modern era, did an excellent job in designing this attractive and playable layout. But mother nature must get the credit for the quiet mountain setting and the layout's spectacular backdrop. Especially on the back-nine you'll enjoy wonderful views of Mounts Tod, Morrisey and Sundance - all reaching up to over 2,000 m (7,000 ft) above sea level.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Sun Peaks Resort
1280 Alpine Way,
Sun Peaks, British Columbia V0E 5N0
Canada
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Office   +1 (250) 578 5431
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 807 3257 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (250) 578 7223

Email   golf@sunpeaksresort.com
Website   www.sunpeaksresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jeff Cusick (CPGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and high mountains.
 
Designer: Graham Cooke: front-nine (1996), back-nine (2005).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6321 5990 4904
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 70.5 69.0 67.5
 
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How2Get There?

60 km NE of Kamloops.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur C$65; Fri-Sun C$80. 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 mid-May thru mid-Oct.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times, although use of golf cart is strongly recommended and included in Green Fee.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Sun Peaks is the highest elevation golf course in British Columbia. The summit of imposing Mt Tod, which towers above the golf course, measures 7,070 feet (2,155 m) above sea level. Tod Mountain (as it is more commonly called) was named after John Tod, one of the most prominent fur traders assigned by the Hudson's Bay Company to the New Caledonia fur district. | Located just 40 minutes drive from Kamloops, Sun Peaks is often 10 degrees cooler in the summer than it is down in the city.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.884287)
Longitude: (-119.885817)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Coast Sundance Lodge 
3160 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0
+1 (250) 578 0200
www.coasthotels.com

The Coast Sundance Lodge is a deluxe, full service hotel, located at the base of the Sundance high speed quad chair in Sun Peaks Resort. Open year round you can enjoy a winter season of skiing and snowboarding and a summer season of golf, mountain biking, trail rides and much more. The Coast Sundance Lodge features well appointed rooms and lofts, one and two bedroom suites, some with full kitchens and fireplaces. All rooms are equipped with a fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, complimentary high speed Internet and balconies.

Golf at this hotel Sun Peaks
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Delta Sun Peaks 
3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0
+1 (250) 578 6000
www.deltahotels.com

With breathtaking views on all sides, the Delta Sun Peaks hotel is located in a European-style village setting. The hotel is ideally located for guests to take full advantage of the year-round abundance of activities offered in the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.

Golf at this hotel Sun Peaks
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