The Dunes at Kamloops


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Dunes at Kamloops Est. 1996

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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.

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Making Contact

The Dunes at Kamloops
652 Dunes Drive,
Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 8M8
Canada
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Office   +1 (250) 579 3300
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 881 4653 (toll free).
Fax

  +1 (250) 579 3311

Email  
Website   www.golfthedunes.com
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Golf Pro
 
Bill Bilton Jr (CPGA Golf Professional).
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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
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7131 6191 5441
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.6 69.0 70.8
 
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How2Get There?

13 km N of Kamloops.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: C$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
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.780055)
Longitude: (-120.330752)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Five(540)Forty Downtown Hotel 3.5 star
540 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2
+1 (250) 372 2281
www.hotel540.ca

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
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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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