- 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!
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.
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.
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!