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Vernon's Signature Golf Holes

Vernon is home to many exceptional golf courses; from the challenging Les Furber design at the Predator Course at Predator Ridge Resort to the historic, 99-year-old track at Vernon Golf and Country Club, there are plenty of postcard-worthy signature holes. Whether for the low-handicap golfer looking for a challenge or the social golfer enjoying some hours on the course, these signature holes from around Vernon are sure to leave you eager out for your next round.

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Vernon Golf & Country Club - Hole 18

Closing the back nine with a beautiful and challenging 375-yard par-4 that plays to a multi-tiered green, your ideal tee shot will place you about 120 yards out for your approach. Accuracy is crucial off of this tee, with trees lining the right side of the hole and bunkers and trees to the left of the fairway near the corner. The small creek running through the trees along the right side of the hole makes for a beautiful addition to the layout, but is also known to drown some golf balls from players taking risks. Be conscious of the pin placement as the tiered green will make for very slippery putts if you’re coming from above the hole. Enjoy putting with the bubbling of the fountain next to the green to finish your round at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.

After your round, enjoy a drink or a meal on the patio overlooking the 18th green and the first tee box or on a hot day, make your way to Kalamalka Beach - just a few minutes down the road!

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Predator Ridge Resort - Predator Course - Hole 10

This daunting par 5 plays 571 yards from the tee and, aside from an elevated tee box, it’s an uphill battle. Panoramic views of the resort often leave golfers taken aback, but with bunkers and fescue in play off the tee, trouble can come early. Even the brave long-ball hitters seldom go for this green in two; the ideal play is to hit your second shot to the 150-yard marker - anything much further runs the risk of getting swallowed into the crevasse that runs through the fairway. With a deep green sloping back-to-front and heavily guarded by bunkers and fescue, an accurate approach below the hole is needed to walk out with a reputable score. From the green, take in the gorgeous view of the practice facility and patio at Range Lounge & Grill.

After your round, sit fireside on the patio overlooking several holes at the resort and enjoy a premium selection of cocktails with quality dining. Or if you’re feeling up for more golf, try out the Ridge Course to see how the other half of Predator Ridge Resort plays!

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Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club - Hole 6

At only 358 yards, the par-4 6th at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club can be very deceiving to golfers who don’t take the time to plan out how to tackle the hole. From the tee, this is your textbook tricky par 4. A tight fairway with large trees demands an accurate tee shot before an intimidating approach. Making your way up the fairway, it’s nearly impossible to miss the magnitude of the willow tree that meets with the water up the left side. With the beautiful pond that runs up to the green and a false front, players can benefit from attacking the pin directly here.

After rounding out your 18 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, get the full course experience by taking on the par-34 Executive Course - an exciting course for players of all skill levels.

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Predator Ridge Resort  - Ridge Course - Hole 6

With views over Okanagan Lake and the valley below, take a moment to take in your surroundings when standing on the 6th tee box of the Ridge Course at Predator Ridge Resort. Playing 438 yards with some dramatic elevation change, this Instagram-worthy tee shot is an opportunity for you to rip one down to the fairway. The large rock face lines the right side of the hole all the way to the beginning of the fairway. From a downhill tee shot, things turn around with the approach to an elevated green protected by bunkers on the left. Be sure not to go long here as there isn’t much to stop your ball from being lost long of the green.

Predator Ridge Resort is much more than just golf, as you play you might see some yoga platforms and picnic tables overlooking the best views at the resort. After golfing, pick up a pizza from Pallino’s Italian Bistro and enjoy the sunset over the mountains from the Outlook Cabin.

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The Rise - Hole 16

This Fred Couples design, postcard-worthy par 3 is all water, all the way. With no room to miss left and sloped bunkers to the right, you’ll need to carry the ball directly to the green. Enjoy the ambience as you drive through the marshland on the iconic wooden boardwalk and take a peek at the water, you’ll often see frogs and turtles! Once you’re on, the battle is only half over; this multi-tiered green makes putting no small feat. An often deceivingly difficult par 3, par is a good score here.

With only two holes to play after this one, a quick stop at Freddy’s Patio for some refreshments before descending back down the hill is the perfect complement to your round at The Rise.

The wide variety of golf course designs in Vernon make for an exciting round no matter where you play. Play locally and walk the championship course at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, or take on the challenge at The Rise. One of the best things about golfing in Vernon is that no matter where you decide to play, you can’t go wrong - there is so much great golf to play here.