BC Interior: Local News / Kamloops Region

Talking Rock Recognized By Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:03 Friday, 14 November 2014 09:35

courtesy Tom Cade, PNGA
 
Par-3 15th hole selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’
 

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Federal Way, Wash. – In the upcoming November issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-3 15th hole at Talking Rock Golf Resort in Chase, B.C. is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.
 
Measuring anywhere from 152 to 210 yards, this downhill par-3 marks the return of the layout to the shores of Little Shuswap Lake and provides spectacular scenery for the finishing holes.
 
Guarded by bunkers left and right, the mounded green allows for shots to run up onto the surface, while shots hit long will roll into the surrounding fescue.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Successful 2014 Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:25 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:15

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A season that started with 11 greens having to be replaced ended in one of the best years in the history of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.

A summer of endless sunshine had Chateau Head Golf Professional Padraic O'Rourke smiling as the 2014 season came to an end on its traditional season closing date on Thanksgiving Monday.

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The PGA of BC Pros’ Top Tracks

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:47 Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:24

PGA of BC Top Tracks AwardCourse Rankings
Compiled by iG Editors & The PGA of BC

When you think about who is best positioned to identify a province's best courses, it's hard to argue with the selections of the PGA Professionals.

After all, they play the game, they teach the game and they play the courses. In short, they know the game.

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Tobiano Heads Into Seventh Season In Great Shape

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 23:16 Sunday, 01 June 2014 22:47

Courses in Kamloops like Tobiano do tend to open earlier than others in BC's Interior and 2014 was no exception
 

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This year Tobiano celebrated an April 4th start with a deal posted on their Twitter feed (@tobianogolf) where $65+GST got you 18 holes with cart and driving range use.
 
Even their high-season rate (May 2-Oct 2) is a very reasonable $145 with a Twilight (5 hours before dusk) rate of $65.
 
All green fees include golf, shared GPS equipped power cart, driving range use, and a bottle of water per player. Junior Rates are discounted at 50% off the applicable adult green fee.
 
Tobiano is located just 20 minutes west of downtown Kamloops and they have Stay and Play Packages with three of the top hotels in the area (Four Points Sheraton, Hotel 540 and Hampton Inn).

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Golfweek Releases 2014 Best Canadian Courses List

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:44 Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:30

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ORLANDO, Florida — Following the March 21 release of its annual rankings of America's top modern and classic courses, Golfweek continues its celebration of great golf architecture in the April 18 issue with the unveiling of the 2014 Golfweek's Best Canadian Courses list.

Recognizing perennial favorites and must-play newcomers from both the classic and modern eras, this year's list will serve as a go-to guide for both golf architecture fans and travelers when the greatest courses of The Great White North begin their spring season later this month.

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