Photo Review: Golf Club at The Rise

Information:

  • Vernon, British Columbia
  • Public – Daily Fee
  • Gene Bates & Fred Couples (2008)

The Rise’s main claim to fame is the views of Lake Okanagan. After all, the course sits some-1000 feet above the lake, and looks out at two fingers of the massive interior British Columbian lake for 180 degree views. The course opened in 2008, and it’s been known to spice up an Instagram account or website. Check out my 18 hole photo tour below!

Front Nine

-7180776158153282860_IMG_0012.jpg

The par 5, 1st hole with the Okanagan Lake in the background

-6608358378684582070_IMG_0020.jpg

The uphill, demanding approach to the 440 yard, par 4, 2nd

6740473418582389976_IMG_0022.jpg

The dogleg left tee shot at the 3rd

5735773441486639115_IMG_0028.jpg

Looking at the green complex at the drivable par 4, 4th with the Okanagan Lake in the background

-1018821273379110769_IMG_0033.jpg

Looking down at the short par 4, 5th

-7377202599395588840_IMG_0035.jpg

The only par 3 on the front features a nice view down the valley

-4089738388172768382_IMG_0037.jpg

Another uphill, dogleg left par 4 comes at the 7th

-1018821273379110769_IMG_0042.jpg

Nice bunkering akin to a lot of the Okanagan and Thompson Valley courses comes at the par 4, 8th

6688113634568519975_IMG_0048.jpg

My personal vote for the best hole on the course, the 9th features a a slightly downhill approach

Back Nine

-5827799684739656876_IMG_0053.jpg

The green complex at the short par 4, 10th

3756178840951073268_IMG_0056.jpg

The longest 3 on the course comes at the 11th

7596884916746971653_IMG_0057.jpg

Following the long par 3, the shortest 5 on the course is the 12th, measuring 480 yards

-6378990954289038184_IMG_0062.jpg

The par 3, 13th is the third of four par 3’s to play downhill

2538078913947134315_IMG_0065.jpg

Yet another uphill, dogleg left par 4 comes at the 14th before the home stretch

-3924688947975334102_IMG_0069.jpg

The 15th is a tough, 410 yard par 4 with water in the driving zone and surrounding the green

8021615370035048371_IMG_0078.jpg

The final par 3 on the course plays over water to a sliver of a green

3213292400816965439_IMG_0084.jpg

The 434 yard par 4 17th plays straight downhill towards the Okanagan Lake

-326857805903130019_IMG_0101.jpg

The 18th tumbles down and to the left on this par 5 finisher

Takeaways

Best hole: The 590 yard, par 5 9th is by far the best hole here in terms of architectural design and interest. A dogleg to the left off the tee, the hole bends back to the right around a bunker in the layup area with a bunker guarding the left side of the green.

-6162988654398753060_IMG_0045.jpg

Worst hole: The 2nd, which plays as a 440 yard par 4 straight up the hill, is by far the worst hole here. It plays so severely uphill and even doglegging to the left around a bunch of trees that it might as well be a par 5. Look below at the elevation profile by Google Earth Pro, which shows it plays a total of a ridiculous 494 yards, which is 13 yards longer than the par 5, 12th.

Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 6.47.12 PM.png


Overall, The Rise is great for the camera. The setting is good, the course looks nice within the local setting, and the views are pretty much second to none. Bring your camera and enjoy the round!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: