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The Rise Golf Course

8500 Rising View Way, Vernon, British Columbia The Rise Golf Course

The Fred Couples Signature Course at The Rise Golf Club offers 6,843 yards of the best golf conditions in the Okanagan featuring endless views of the sparkling Okanagan Lake 1,000 feet below. Designed to give you a golf adventure you’ll be talking about long after the day is done. If you are coming from Manitoba or Sask. this is one Okanagan Golf Course you will want to play and then brag to your friends back home, along with the numerous photos you are likely to take!

Five tees on each hole and breathtaking views of the Okanagan Valley wilderness; truly a masterpiece in every respect. The Fred Couples Signature Course at The Rise Golf Club was designed to give golfers an adventure they’ll be talking about long after the day is done. The Golf Club at The Rise, a course unlike any other in Canada, never mind here in this valley of world-class tracks. Straddling a peninsula nearly 1,000 feet above two arms of Okanagan Lake, The Rise Golf Club offers rare, spectacular views as well as fast greens, five tees and our very own ‘Amen Corner.’

The semi-private course so many have come to tame is the result of a partnership between Gene Bates, an award-winning golf architect, and tour veteran Fred ‘Boom Boom’ Couples, one of the sport’s most popular players. When they first set upon these 250 acres on the western tip of Vernon, they had two goals: Create a golf course that’s challenging but fair for all, and carve 18 holes alongside the sage and the forest so that the these fairways play as if they’ve always been here, just like this.

The front nine rests on a plateau of desert and sage with many of the appeals of a links course. It’s home to our signature hole, Number Six, a 415-yard par 4 that demands accuracy off the tee followed by a second shot over a lake and on to an island green. The Rise Golf Club has its very own ‘Amen Corner,’ nicknamed after the legendary trio of grueling holes at Augusta National in Georgia.

The back nine is carved around a mountain of Douglas Fir with elevation changes and a taste of coastal golf in BC. The Rise Golf Club toughest hole would have to be #11, a long, uphill par 4 that challenges even the most practiced golfers with a multi-tiered fairway. Fortunately, you’ve always got five tees to choose from, and the course stretches itself out across these highlands so you won’t see other players. You’re on your own to enjoy the serenity of our breathtaking views and rugged wilderness.

Enjoy your meal indoors or on the sprawling deck perched nearly 1,000 feet above Okanagan Lake for a rare slice of heaven. And you don’t have to be a member or a golfer to enjoy Freddy’s Patio. Joins us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between for great views and great food.  You will know why the locals enjoy the Rise Golf Club for more than the golf.

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This course really is amazing. The grounds crew do a fantastic job of keeping this course in shape, not an easy task! Views are incredible, you really feel like it's just you and the course, there are very few holes that run alongside each other.

Now, a lot of people will tell you that it's very difficult and that it's just not a fair course. If you USE THE GPS when you don't know where to go, you'll be fine. Yes, there is some target golf and fairways are narrow but I absolutely adore this challenge of a course.

Staff is all very friendly, the carts with GPS are great and have ball/club cleaners right there on your cart! Bottom line is if you want to go somewhere to flatter your golf, there is always Hillview!

Ian Malnis

The views of this course are incredible...the best I have ever seen on a golf course. However, a lot of the holes have blind tee shots and some blind second shots. The second cut of rough is very high and difficult, so bring lots of balls. Overall it is manicured beautifully and the sites are breathtaking. If you are a golfer looking for views it is the course for you.

Wes Shoemaker

Had the opportunity to play the back nine in the fall of 2007. This course is a new generation signature course with views that are absolutely breathtaking. The Okanagans only signature golf course (Fred Couples) The back nine is tough but fair with water carry iron shots and large fair greens. With the front nine open in June 2008 with treelined fairways, elevated par 3's waterfalls and lakes. The Rise will be THE must play course of the Okanagan....

Kevin Camponey

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