Rivershore sits in the heart of British Columbia, just four hours from Vancouver and east of Kamloops by about fifteen minutes. Once you’re there, you have pretty much everything you need to enjoy an afternoon of golf, including a pro shop and a clubhouse where you can enjoy a meal. Here are a handful of reasons why you should check out Rivershore Golf and add it to your next Western Canadian golf vacation.
Like many British Columbia golf courses, Rivershore has gorgeous scenery. The South Thompson River runs alongside the course and the mountains look on in the background. Sagebrush covers the hills and is tempered by a sprinkling of desert. Many holes feature wide open space, allowing mountain views from any angle. The South Thompson River is just steps away from holes 8, 17, and 18.
Not only is Rivershore the recipient of numerous awards and starred ratings, including a 4-star rating from Golf Digest Magazine, but it is the host of several Canadian golf championships. Those include the Canadian Tour’s Western Championship, the Future Links Pacific Championship, the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship, and many others. Not interested in championships? They have regular men’s and women’s days/nights and other dining socials that are worth checking out.
Not for the faint of heart, this course. With over 95 bunkers to its name, Rivershore demands a lot from its golfers without pretention. Water bunkers are used sparingly on the course, relying on the other natural features to give you a challenge. A practice facility with a grass tee range can help you improve your game before you tackle the real tees. For the value the course provides, the trip here is worth it.