The Rise Golf Club

4.0888857143 4.1 stars from 5 (46)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6843 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Boom Boom 72 6843 yards 72.8 137
Blue 72 6419 yards 70.6 135
White 72 5902 yards 68.4 123
White (W) 72 5902 yards 74.7 137
Red 72 5269 yards 65.9 112
Red (W) 72 5269 yards 70.9 132
Green 72 4407 yards 62.7 108
Green (W) 72 4407 yards 67.0 117

The Rise Golf Club is situated 400 meters above Okanagan Lake, providing stunning views of the water and surrounding valley. Fred Couples paired up with Gene Bates to design the course, skillfully manipulating fairway width, landing area design, and hazard placement in order to make a golf course that both a seasoned professional could enjoy as well as a high handicapper. The landscape's natural wetlands, including Moose Pond on the 12th hole, were carefully preserved and incorporated into the design. The par-3 15th hole is the course's trademark. This hole plays from an elevated tee that sits 100 feet above the green, which is also framed by a large pond. Opened in 2008, The Rise Golf Club is one of the area's newest but it has quickly become a local favorite.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 46 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

42 out of 46 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for patio dining drinks  

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"Stunning test of golf"


SapperTapper's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with challenging tee shot's and hard fast greens. I think when they have a club house and driving range it will be up there with some of the top clubs in BC.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"rates"


brboivin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

this is a great course ,the one thing they need to do is drop the rates ,the course has no club house and no restaurant ,I feel there rates are far to high,twighlight rate is $79 much to high


Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Altitude Sickness. (thats a good thing)"


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 08/10/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Gem!<br/> Pay the money,<br/> Bring some extra balls and play this course whenever you can!

Found a wicked local rate on thursdays. (gotta show the creds) Lucky to live close by and plays the old layout, then the new layout, the old club/shack, then the temp tent. And hopefully this spring when i push all the way up the hill. I will find a beauty clubhouse!

Great course. The views are breathless. The 17th green, standing 150yrds out...... STOP, Look, and just say nothing...... just...... you gotta see it.

Ive played this baby about 20 times, and i think i finally can play smart around this place. It seems to trick you into hitting that driver off the cliff and try and find it later. Id say 5 times you wont hit a driver off a par 4. just lay, GIR it, 2 putt, smirnoff ice and move on. haha.

Looking forward to more rounds this season at The Rise. The story is fun about Fred Couples. So ask someone to tell you about the first 4 holes.

4 stars until the clubhouse is done. Then we will see.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Late season play good price!!"


Junipersbistro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Luv this course. Awesome views, great, interesting layout. Lots of tee choices. Check yardages against your home course . As some holes from white are short ( 300 yards or so) so may opt for black tees. Good carts, great clubhouse food.

I usually hunt for specials as mid season prices not always in my budget.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


briantmanke's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and very interesting to play with the large number of blind shots. The blind shots weren't really a problem as the "pro tips" available on the included gps were very helpful. We did have both carts in our group die on us which caused us to be delayed and the gps units themselves didn't always function all that well. There was a difference between the gps on each cart as to the distances to the green etc. overall it was a pleasure playing the course but the gps units could use upgrading.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views"


blgordon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, challenging fairways & greens. You need to keep your focus on the golf and not the scenery. Worth the trip up the hill


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful scenery ,excellent fairways."


eourjanice's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed playing this course ,some of the greens a bit soggy,but had rain previous few days and not enough sun to dry out the greens but we will return!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


duanez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played many times and always enjoy the course at The Rise.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a fun challenge"


CSLGolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course at least 8 times each season and I simply love everything about this course. The setting in magnificent, the course have bite and yet reward good golf shots. Couple of blind holes on the back 9 but apart from those few holes this is an absolute must when visiting Vernon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unfinished business."


drb119's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a long way from being complete. No driving range no club house. Old carts and gps system. Two garbage cans on whole course. Zero service at check in. Did not get a score card until after 2nd hole and only because a grounds keeper went by and he got me one.<br/> The course is loaded with completely blind shots and even if you hit it straight the severe slope on fairways makes finding your ball a chore. They charge for a full service course and this is far from that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful views"


rjcrerar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round of golf immensely. Course in great shape and favorable for the golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great views and good track"


RicknJudy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course for the most part was in good shape, despite the long hot weather spell the area has been in. Greens were reasonably soft and very smooth/tricky, and the fairways very playable. Staff was very friendly, and informative.<br/> The only poor element of the course were the bunkers, our group found them to be very hard and with too much large grain in them, making shots around greens difficult and debris on the greens a problem.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard to believe people $85 -$99 /round to play here"


Ricardodw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got in on a golf now fire sale the morning of play...basically half price. We were worried that the course might be too posh for us.

The course is located up a narrow winding road and the Club house is a trailer.<br/> The parking lot is roughly graveled. The whole place has the feel of a far over-reaching "executive" development that ran out of money. The road in is strewn with abandoned real estate development

We were the only people on the course at 1 pm. and had at least a 45 minute gap on anyone ahead of us. I think that there were 2 groups of 2 behind us.

The course is very difficult with almost all tees having to carry lost ball sage. I felt like a PGA player in that I saw very few of my drives land. May as well as hit them and turn away.<br/> I could follow them a general direction and then they would consistently disappear behind a hill and roll to where ever that particular hill would take it.

There are many holes where you have no clear idea where the green is until you are 150 yds away. There were many shots from bottom of gullys. You make the shot with the concept that the green was in that general direction ( GPS would say just was 200 yds away) so the same shot could end up on the green or lost.

The slope from the women's tees is at 135 ... par 72 and only 5269 yds. Can't say that we weren't warned. My wife will not go back to this course.

They have spectacular views of mountains, trees and lakes. All the staff was very pleasant. They had the time as there were so few people at the facility. Probably more staff than golfers.

The course is charging too much for what they can deliver. They are keeping a premium rate but I can't imagine this business model working.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Amazing Views"


rairving's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Rise is a very scenic course with wonderful views of the lake and valley below. Lots of elevation changes on many holes. There are a couple of holes with blind shots. Very enjoyable. If you pick the right tee box for your ability, it is a very fair test of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great course"


rboyne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

A must play in the area<br/> Greens were quick and true<br/> Great views<br/> Only negative is no driving range but this was close to perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Get's better the more times you play"


jlysholm's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Awesome views, no 2 holes the same, #11 is tough. Will definitely play again. Nice having GPS on carts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play smart"


iversd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here before, leave the driver in the bag on most holes, a premium is put on being in the fairway and playing smart, greens were in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"spectacular location"


evertritske's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the whites are easier than the reds. A few too many blind shots. If you're not sure keep left on most par 4 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Got to try this one"


mmm2829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun scenic golf course. Tons of elevation changes. A few blind shots so it helps to play it more than once even with the gps system


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and great hospitality"


mrgolfclubs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf experience here was fantastic. The pro shop staff was very friendly and the course was fabulous with some tremendous views. I will be making this course a regular stop on my visits to the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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