Carved out of the spectacular benchlands of the Kamloops Mountains that overlook the city, the Sun Rivers golf course, designed by Graham Cooke, is one of the few “true” desert courses in Canada. Offering just under 7,000 yards of memorable golf, players will experience a wide variety of holes which feature dramatic elevation changes, sagebrush, classic bunkering, natural sand dunes, wide bent grass fairways, gently contoured greens and majestic vistas.
The driving range offers five target areas from the bent grass tee deck (Currently under construction due to heavy rain fall 2014). Surrounded by panoramic vistas, native sage on the 2nd hole, expressive sand dunes on the 3rd, elevated tees on the 4th, along with five exquisite finishing holes, golfers are provided with some of the finest golf in North America. The Sun Rivers golf course clubhouse is home to a fully equipped pro shop and the mouth-watering refreshments and cuisine of Hoodoos Restaurant overlooking the 18th fairway. Sun Rivers golf offers the ideal setting and venue for all skill levels and being located just five minutes from the downtown core means golfers are out of the car and on the course that much sooner. Play more. Drive less.
Be sure to bring your camera as you navigate through the holes and the housing community it backs onto. The homes for the most part are set well back from the courses, do no need to feel nervous about errant tee shots. You will enjoy the big tee shot and elevation change on hole number 14! Lots of hang time, then your second shot will be critical, as the drop to green is both inviting and a tad intimidating to select the correct club.
Sun Rivers Course Architect - Grahame Cooke has designed over 100 courses across the globe. Industry awards for Cooke include Golf Digest's "Best New Canadian Course" in 2005, 2003 and 2001. Two Kamloops courses, The Dunes and Sun Rivers golf, designed by Cooke were runners-up for "Best New Canadian Course".