Rivershore Golf Links is one of Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s last signature designs and has hosted many national golf events including the inaugural Canadian Tour’s Western Championship and the BC PGA Championship. Built in the late ‘70’s, this par 72 was definitely ahead of its time. Stretching out to over 7,000 yards with a rating of 73.2 and a slope of 135 this course definitely has some bite. Rivershore sits along the northern bank of the South Thompson River with sagebrush-covered hills as its backdrop. Even though the property is relatively flat, the combination of fast greens and 95 sharp cut, well defined bunkers will definitely test your skills. Holes two through six are surrounded by housing which I found somewhat distracting. My favourite holes are probably #10, a tight par four with water down the entire left side and in front of the green forcing you to cross it on your approach shot. Hole #16 is a downhill par four with a very difficult shallow green protected by a pond in front and the 18th is a long par five that plays all along the river. To read the complete article on Golf in Kamloops BC visit: http://golftravelandleisure.com/2013/08/21/golf-in-kamloops-bc/.
Date: September 24, 2013