Talking Rock Golf Course

4.5555666667 4.6 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7129 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7129 yards 74.5 126
Gold 72 6634 yards 72.0 128
White 72 6111 yards 69.6 121
White (W) 72 6111 yards 75.3 126
Red 72 5437 yards 66.2 116
Red (W) 72 5437 yards 71.3 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"A nice track through the trees"


mikewoli's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A course with a view"


garrettkidd97's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Talking Rock GC"


David1684852's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Scenic"


Coastwalker's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Views!"


mmcneill's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Upper class! Great place."


HaveClubsWillTravel1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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