Sun Rivers Golf Course


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Sun Rivers Golf Course Est. 2005

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Sun Rivers Golf Course: Perched above the city of Kamloops, on the north side of the South Thompson River, Sun Rivers is home to an impressive 7,000-yard championship golf course. The layout meanders through an ever-expanding residential development, but also enjoys some dramatic and natural stretches alongside steep hills ("hoodoos") that rise up behind the course.

A spectacular vista awaits at the first tee of this well-crafted undulating layout. To the south, across the wide Thompson River, the entirety of Kamloops sprawls out across gently rolling hills. To the north, in the Kamloops Indian reservation, the eroded and arid slopes of the "Hoodoos" climb above you. This stunning backdrop also features at many other holes.

Graham Cooke's excellent design is home to an abundance of round, saucer-like bunkers. Stray too far offline and sage-brush covered scrub awaits, or perhaps somebody's yard! Thankfully, several holes have retained their natural desert-like habitat, especially on the higher elevations of the back-nine. Here the dramatically eroded "hoodoos" line the holes.

With a few notably tighter exceptions, the fairways generally provide good width landing areas. The gently sloping greens are often attractively set into small natural bowls, around them the stylish bunkering is typically large and plentiful.

The hillside terrain at Sun Rivers is predominantly quite open, accentuating the linksy-desert feel of the course. Dramatic views certainly feature on most holes, whether onto the hills, the river or the city, or all three. Where housing is present, it generally sits out of harm's way, looking down onto those holes it flanks.

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Making Contact

Sun Rivers Golf Resort Community
1000 Clubhouse Drive,
Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1T9
Canada
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Office   +1 (250) 571 7888
Pro Shop   +1 (866) 571 7888 (toll free).
Fax

  +1 (250) 374 0374

Email   information@sunrivers.com
Website   www.sunrivers.com/golf
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Golf Pro
 
Cody Jackson
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Academy
 
Sun Rivers School of Golf
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and arid shrubland.
 
Designer: Graham Cooke and Wayne Carleton
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7023 5945 4940
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.9 68.8 70.0
 
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How2Get There?

6 km NE of Kamloops.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): CA$65 (all days). [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 March thru Oct.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Sun Rivers golf course and residential community is built on the Tk'emlups Indian Reservation. Tk'emlups (from which Kamloops comes) translates as "the meeting of the waters", a reference to North and South Thompson rivers that join together close to the centre of Kamloops.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.688424)
Longitude: (-120.296313)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Four Points by Sheraton, Kamloops 
1175 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC V1S 1R5
+1 (250) 374 4144
www.fourpoints.com/kamloops

The Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops is located in one of Kamloops newest districts, just a block away from exit 368 off Hwy #5. In close proximity to popular dining, nightlife, theatres, and shopping; only 45 minutes from Sun Peaks Ski Resort and a short distance from Kamloops' excellent array of championship golf courses. Four Points by Sheraton offers simple, uncluttered design in each of its 78 guest rooms.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Sun Rivers.
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Golf within 30 km Dunes at Kamloops; Eaglepoint; Rivershore; Tobiano (32 km).
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Holiday Inn North Shore 
675 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V1S 1R5
+1 (250) 376 8288
www.holidayinn.com

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
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Golf within 10 km Dunes at Kamloops; Sun Rivers.
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Golf within 30 km Eaglepoint; Rivershore; Tobiano (35 km).
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