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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7129 yards
Slope 127
Rating 74.0

The Little Shuswap Indian Band proudly developed the Talk Rock Golf Course and the adjoining Quaaout Lodge. The golf course meanders through a mature, sandy forest along the north shore of the Little Shuswap Lake. The layout closely follows the rugged natural contours of the landscape, which means players will have to use careful strategy in maneuvering the golf course. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes. In addition to the challenges it provides, the beautiful landscape offers plenty of scenic respite. The 18th hole is a breathtaking finale that plays right along the lake, but the signature hole is the par-5 seventh, which plays from an elevated tee to a green divided by a ridge down the middle. Talk Rock Golf Course also offers an impressive 18-acre driving range.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7129 yards 74.0 127
Gold 72 6634 yards 71.7 127
White 72 6111 yards 69.0 121
White (W) 72 6111 yards 75.6 131
Red 72 5437 yards 65.4 114
Red (W) 72 5437 yards 71.4 123
Scorecard for Talking Rock
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/128 388 443 513 476 468 202 562 220 388 3660 571 205 395 408 361 210 602 306 410 3468 7128
Gold M: 72.0/126 360 412 482 454 430 181 538 202 366 3425 534 190 377 378 326 192 558 289 365 3209 6634
White M: 69.6/121 W: 75.6/131 350 384 442 415 396 164 523 174 340 3188 479 160 343 365 294 171 524 265 322 2923 6111
Red W: 71.4/123 300 345 393 378 367 125 505 123 314 2850 419 113 314 310 256 152 484 244 295 2587 5437
Handicap 17 5 15 1 3 13 11 7 9 14 8 12 2 10 16 6 18 4
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season April - October
Architect Graham Cooke (2007) Wayne Carleton (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22.40
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.8
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Staking a claim as British Columbia's top public track

ScoreGolf - Canada's top golf publication - recently released its Top 59 public courses list and Talking Rock wasn't on it. That's a shame and a sham. If I had to play a course every day, I might pick Talking Rock over Tobiano as the best course in interior British Columbia - maybe. It's certainly more playable and almost as beautiful thanks to two signature lakeview holes - the par-3 15th and par-4 18th.
Much of the layout roams through secluded corridors in the forest. Your foursome might not see another foursome except for maybe at No. 8 and 9, which are only separated by a pond.
Where Talking Stick trumps Tobiano is a pair of great short par 4s, the 326-yard 14th and 289-yard 17th. The 17th is really cool because there's a tiny hidden bunker in the middle of the fairway near the green. It's a cruel twist, thinking you smashed a drive up near the green before finding your ball in the sand. The final hole runs along the gorgeous resort beach back to the Quaaout Lodge, which has been recently refurbished and serves one of the best golf burgers you'll find. Until Tobiano builds a resort hotel, this is the best - and only - golf resort in the Kamloops region.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A nice track through the trees

Excellent pro shop and check in crew. Great practice facility and course conditions. The course runs through the woods with nice separation between holes. The back nine is interesting, climbing up the hillside and then coming back down in the last four holes including the 18th. Definitively a must play in the area and worth the trip to get there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A course with a view

talking rock has the best views of any golf course in BC. with sevral views of Little Shushwap Lake this course is a must play. the couse is pretty wide open and is favoured to the long driver. The driving range is right beside the first hole so you can warm up until the final seconds before you hop on the course. dont forget your camera cause you will regret it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Talking Rock GC

Take the Trans Canada Highway #1 east from Kamloops for about 45 minutes and make a left turn at Little Shuswap Lake. Here you'll find the Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course. This is as picturesque a setting as any to play. Opened in 2007, towering pines line magnificent fairways and give the impression that the course is more mature than it is. Naturally scenic, this course winds its way through rolling hills, mature trees, with clever placement of water hazards and testing bunkers will offer a challenge to all golfers. Take in the Lodge afterwards, the menu and service is spot on.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Scenic

Talking Rock is a wonderfully scenic course that is one of the gems in the area. The course offers something for all levels of golfer. It is cut through the forest with some great views of the lake below and lots of variety in the holes With a little luck there may even be some wild life stroll across the fairways as well. It compares well with the Salmon Arm Club down the road and should not be missed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful Views!

Talking Rock is an extremely picturesque golf course. Very forgiving off the tees though each hole is tree-lined. The elevated 17th tee has one of the most beautiful golf course views in BC so can be difficult to focus back on the green below. Great practice range and very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Upper class! Great place.

Golf trip 2016.
10 guys,
We had a blast. Great range with balls included from our greens fees. chipping area. Some great space for extra work, if needed.
Nice range. good yardage markers.

Course is in fantastic condition. Holes cut through the trees. Deep Pine! Full veriety of style and length. Fun longer holes. I had a Driver off the Deck, and Im a big hitter!
Marshals were a bunch of great old dudes. Giving tips and casually trashing Tobianno. haha. well done chaps.

Overall I thought this was an excellent place. Bigger and more than I expected. We were there on a Sunday at 10;30am. There was a nice brunch buffet i scoped it out, seemed legit. great job.

18th plays along the water, beautiful.
deep rough lines most holes. beware!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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