If you like your conditions hot and your golf hotter, it's time to golf Kamloops BC! Kamloops has been coined "the hottest market in Canadian golf" for good reason. The golf courses in Kamloops lie on the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert, a location that yields the kind of conditions you'd expect from the desert: warm summer temperatures, long, hot days perfect for extra hours of golfing, and an eight-month or longer golf season - as well as creating an ideal environment for wineries - should that be on the top of your must-do list to complement your Kamloops golf vacation.
Lake and riverside golf courses, framed by unique geographical landscapes including sagebrush and hoodoos set the scene for dramatic course layouts created by world-famous golf course architects. Paired with challenging, immensely fulfilling golf, visitors will find that Kamloops golf ticks all the boxes for an exciting golf experience. Aka, hot golf. This series of videos from Golf Kamloops beautifully showcases the region's courses, but to really see what people mean when they call Kamloops "the hottest market in Canadian golf," you need to play it yourself. But for a sneak peek of where you can golf in Kamloops, keep reading...
Bighorn Golf & CC
The classic desert course is aptly named for its regular visitor of local Bighorn Sheep, who may politely play through on their quest for a morning snack of grass framing the fairways. Nestled along the desert-like Mounts Peter and Paul, the Graham Cooke & Associates designed Bighorn Golf & CC features bent grass fairways, natural sand dunes and gently contoured greens surrounded by fragrant sagebrush. The five tee boxes offered on each hole permit golfers to choose their level of play on the 72 6,870-yard desert golf course for an enjoyable round under the Kamloops sun.
The Dunes at Kamloops
Perched on the banks of the North Thompson River, this 6,973-yard course features lush fairways and undulating greens guarded by sand dunes that give The Dunes its name. Each hole carves its way through rugged sand dunes and wild fescue, creating a links-like feel. Designed by noted Canadian architect Graham Cooke, The Dunes caters to all levels of golfer with four tees offered. Regardless of your level of golf expertise, you'll find an inspiring golf experience from start to finish.
Eaglepoint Golf Resort
The open, rolling terrain and views at Eaglepoint attract golfers of all levels, who take full advantage of the four sets of tees. Designed by Ontario architect Robert Heaslip, the former thick pine stands were removed to make way for native fescue for an attractive scene. But don't let that fool you - shot-making is a critical component of successful play here, and golfers are recommended to stop by the grass tee'd driving range for a warm-up prior to play.
The Golf Course at Sun Peaks
Head to the peak for some cooler summer golf and panoramic mountain views at The Golf Course at Sun Peaks! The 6,400-yard, Graham Cooke & Associates designed course offers risk and reward opportunities that will appeal to all types of golfer, with a front nine set between towering forests, while the newer back nine offers a little more room for long ball hitters. At 1,200 metres above sea level, the setting at the foot of three mountains is sure to inspire at British Columbia's highest-elevation golf course, so feel free to stay a while by booking your golf accommodation at Sun Peaks Resort!
Kamloops Golf & CC
Incorporating generous, gently undulating bent grass fairways lined with mature trees, this recently redesigned Kamloops golf course is characterized by its easy walking, park-like setting. But don't let that fool you into a sense of complacency - the combination of strategic mounding, ponds, and bunkers provides golfers with a variety of approaches to each of its newly designed USGA bent grass greens. And if you're searching for a walkable golf experience, Kamloops Golf & CC is the place.
Rivershore Estates & Golf Links
Set on the banks of the South Thompson River, this aptly-named Kamloops golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is situated in a desert-like setting at the foot of sagebrush-covered hills. Considered an honest and fair track, the generous bunkering and limited use of water features at Rivershore create an enjoyable links-style golf experience.
Talking Rock Golf Course
Located less than an hour east of Kamloops, golfers searching for a superlative experience need look no further than the pride of the Little Shuswap First Nations Band, Talking Rock - located at Quaaout Lodge. Set on the shores of the picturesque Little Shuswap Lake, the Graham Cooke and Wayne Carlton designed golf course meanders up and down the mountainside to take full advantage of the elevation changes. The 18th hole is one of BC's most scenic golf holes, ending on the shores of the lake and capping off a relaxing round of golf in the scenic Shuswap. Name to SCOREGolf's Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada, pair this golf course with the one below for a one-two bunch of top Canadian golf courses for a truly memorable golf vacation!
Tobiano Golf Course
This marquee Kamloops golf course continues to rake in the accolades, from being named Canada's top golf course 2020 & 2021 by the World Golf awards, to #90 of the World's Top 100 Golf Courses by Golf Digest, and most recently as #26 on SCOREGolf's Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada. But that's not the only reason to add Tobiano to your Kamloops golf trip! The panoramic lake and mountain views will be hard to pull your eyes from as you take in Thomas McBroom's unparalleled design that incorporates the natural topography of plateaus and canyons to create a unique golf design that is dramatic, challenging, and the highlight of any golfer's Kamloops golf experience. Finish off with an apres-golf celebration at The Black Iron Club & Grill's patio to further enjoy the views and celebrate an unforgettable round!
The eight+ month golf season in Kamloops beckons - start by browsing popular Kamloops golf packages, or get in touch to create a custom golf package!