Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia
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Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia
The Predator course is the original 18-hole course designed by Les Furber at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in the Okanagan Valley. Courtesy of Predator Ridge
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 13
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 13
The short par-3 13th hole plays to a severely sloped green on the Predator course at Predator Ridge. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 14
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 14
The 14th hole on the Predator course at Predator Ridge is a dogleg right par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 15
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 15
The par-4 15th hole plays to a green that sits above the valley on the Predator course at Predator Ridge. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 16
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 16
The second shot on the par-4 16th plays steeply downhill on the Predator course at Predator Ridge. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia
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The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia
Holes on the Predator course are surrounded by links-inspired fescue dunes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 18
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 18
The 18th hole on the Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a par 4 guarded by water right and in front of the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 1
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - hole 1
The first hole on the Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort plays sharply uphill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - lodge
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Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Predator course - lodge
An on-site lodge was built at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in 2002. Courtesy of Predator Ridge
The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia - Skins
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The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia - Skins
Predator Ridge Golf Resort has hosted the TELUS Skins game on the Predator course, most recently in 2008. Courtesy of Predator Ridge
The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia - Predator
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The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia - Predator
Opened in 1991, the Predator course became known as the toughest course in the Okanagan Valley. Courtesy of Predator Ridge

The Predator course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in British Columbia, Canada

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.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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The Ridge course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a brand new design in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Opened in the summer of 2010, the course was designed by Canadian architect Doug Carrick. Compared to the original Predator course at Predator Ridge, the Ridge is a bit less penal, with more forgiving fairways and greens.
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