VERNON, British Columbia, Canada -- With the new Ridge course opening in 2010, the original course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort is now the Predator course. The Les Furber design opened in 1991 and soon became known as the most difficult test in the Okanagan Valley, a half hour north of Kelowna, the main airport of the region. It is host to many of the area's professional events, including the 2008 TELUS Skins Game that featured Camilo Villegas, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Mike Weir and Colin Montgomerie.
The Predator course is set on rolling, open valley land in most spots and has tall fescue grass and dunes lining most fairways, which are usually narrow and have bunkers and fescue grass defending them. The greens are also very sloping, often featuring multiple tiers and slopes, making putting and approach shots very challenging. The par 71 course has four sets of tees and plays 7,090 yards from the championship tees.
At one point, there was a third nine added to the course, but it was destroyed in order to build the new 18-hole Ridge course. A golf course community and resort, Predator Ridge opened a new on-site lodge in 2002, and a full practice facility, clubhouse, salon and spa is also on site.