Rivershore Golf Links
Rivershore Golf Links is recognized as one of the finest tests of golf in Canada and is the recipient of numerous awards including a 4-star rating for Places to Play from Golf Digest Magazine. Few places can rival the natural beauty and appeal of Rivershore golf links. The course lays in a desert-like setting at the foot of sagebrush-covered hills above the majestic South Thompson River. It has been said that Rivershore Golf Links is an honest, fair, unpretentious and generously bunkered (95 bunkers) golf course. It was designed and constructed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones.
Rivershore golf links is acknowledged as a world-class facility that has hosted the following championships:
- Canadian Tour’s Western Championship
- Canadian Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship
- Future Links Pacific Championship
- Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Championship
- Canadian Senior Men’s Championship
- Canadian Tour Qualifying School
- PGABC Championship
Overall Golf Course Standards
Rivershore golf links has hosted numerous National and Provincial Championships and is proud to offer an easily walked, beautifully conditioned and wonderfully designed Robert Trent Jones Senior masterpiece. The attributes of design and course conditions are what permit Rivershore to lay claim to being “Kamloops’ Finest Golf”.
Rivershore golf links will be maintained in excellent playing condition for golfers of all skill levels and play near Championship standards (within weather limitations) on a continuous basis and at Championship standards for certain events. Environmental stewardship and resource management will be a factor in selecting and applying turf-care products to the golf course. Water is used sparingly on this superb links style course.
The objective is to use various pin and tee block positions so as to challenge/inspire golfers while distributing wear and stress to aid in turf care.
The objective is smooth, firm putting surfaces with limited grain and an overall uniformity. The greens will be closely mowed with good to excellent speed. Given favorable conditions the greens will:
- See 100% grass coverage by the third week of May
- Be mowed daily in spring and fall to a height of 9/64
- Be mowed daily in-season to a minimum of 1/8
- Be measured at 108(9 on the stimpmeter) for regular in-season play and 120(10 on the stimpmeter) or higher for Championship play
The objective is teeing surfaces that are smooth, firm, level and free from weeds on a daily basis. Tees will be closely mowed and consist predominantly of bent grass. Tees will consciously be maintained to appear similar to the greens except for a longer height of cut. In season, given favorable conditions the tees will:
- Be mowed twice weekly to a height of 7/16
- Divots repaired daily
- Be top-dressed/aerated as needed to promote turf health
- Have tee markers changed daily with attention paid to scorecard/on-course yardage
The objective is to provide fairway turf comprised of predominantly bent grass featuring good density, uniformity, smoothness and firmness with a minimum of thatch while exhibiting good drought
tolerance. These conditions will permit ‘summer rules’ to be played at all times of the year excluding the
time immediately following fairway aeration.
The objective is to maintain rough at levels that do not compromise aesthetics, speed of play, severity of
penalty and course rating.
The objective is to provide bunkers with a well distributed and appropriate amount of sand as free from
rocks and other undesirable materials as possible. The bunkers will compliment the appearance of the
hole being played and be true to the architect’s original intent.