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“Enjoyed more than Predator Ridge”

The Rise Golf Course
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Rise Golf Course is located on the edge of Vernon in the Okanagan Valley in the interior of Beautiful British Columbia. Surrounded by majestic lakes, marvelous vineyards and magnificent views, the golf course is carved into the mountainside providing breathtaking vistas on every hole. Designed by golf legend Freddy Couples, the course optimizes the natural beauty of the area while maintaining a professional edge that can challenge even the most seasoned golfer. The welcoming and friendly area of Vernon is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway or a holiday with the family. From boating, to hiking to biking and exploring, the Okanagan provides unending adventures. Perched 1,000 feet above Okanagan Lake, this spectacular layout will accommodate golfers of all abilities. With generous landing areas and five sets of tees on every hole, The Rise Golf Course will offer a balance of variety, enjoyment and challenge. Each hole is distinct in its character with dramatic elevated tees and breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake on 12 of our 18 holes. Come Rise to the occasion and book your tee-time now.
Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Enjoyed more than Predator Ridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is an extremely special Freddie Couples golf course, it has everything. The front and back 9 are completely different, front more desert style, back more mountain style. All very scenic and challenging. The course is spread over a very large area of hilltop, I look forward to returning. If you have to decide between Predator and The Rise, be sure to golf The Rise, you will not be disappointed!!!

Visited June 2013
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Vernon, Canada
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“Fred's Okanagan Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This course offers a pleasant vista and a good golf challenge. Situated atop a ridge overlooking Vernon and the Okanagan valley, it features plenty of vertical, water, and blind landing areas. It requires good course management to navigate, but it is also entertaining for the average golfer. I've even encountered a coyote sleeping in the sun in the middle of a fairway. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is good. Green fees can push close to $100 but there are often deals to be found. This is one of my favourite courses and definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Vernon, Canada
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“Great Value For Spectacular Golf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The course of challenging, with many spectacular views. Greens are very quick, but true. First timers will get beat up because all shots are not obvious. Go with a local if you can. No practice area which is a downer. cart service is intermittent.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing views, scenery, golf, and experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

First off, this is an excellent and challenging golf course. We golfed this as one of our first long courses, and it cost us a lot of balls, but man oh man did we enjoy it!! The scenery, views, and overall GOLF experience were out of this world!

First off, the course. Carts are included, and you'll need it! Each hole is somewhat isolated from the next, with the course designed to incorporate the local flora and essentially "blend" (or maybe, "ease") into the surroundings. Go check out the satellite view in your favourite map website, it's quite something! Carries were sometimes challenging, and anywhere off the rough you might as well drop, you're never finding your ball. But overall, the course was exceptionally well-maintained especially for so early in the season, and was a true joy to golf.

The scenery was the second thing you'll notice - up in the hills above Vernon, nestled into little valleys with very scenic water hazards, beautiful fairways, fast greens, it was beautiful. Add in the several holes where you can see clear down to Okanagan Lake (both northern arms) and it was breathtaking.

However, as a complete experience The Rise is a little bit lacking. The restaurant was not anywhere near what you'd expect for a course of this quality, more like a little cafe than a full service restaurant. There is no range, just a set of warm-up nets (balls provided, though!). The staff was absolutely terrific but the lack of amenities almost made me give this less than a 5/5. Almost.

If you want the full pampered experience, you already know where to get that in Vernon (Pred Ridge). If you want a truly amazing round of golf at a much lower price, come here. You will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing views and golf too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have played many courses in the area, but this was our first experience at The Rise. The course is wonderful, the price very reasonable, and the views are amazing. It was about a half hour drive from our hotel, but there may have been a shorter route than we took, and it was definitely worth it. The greens were immaculate, everyone was friendly, and our round went very smoothly. Once in awhile you just have to take a few minutes to admire the scenery around you, but everyone was patient while we took the odd picture too.
After one of the best rounds we've played, we did stay around for a quick bite and drink, and to just get another look at the gorgeous views. A very pleasant start to a day!

Visited September 2013
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