Always a fun challenge
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
September 7, 2014
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.
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.
August 22, 2014
Enjoyed our round of golf immensely. Course in great shape and favorable for the golfer.
August 16, 2014
Great views and good track
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.
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.
August 15, 2014
Hard to believe people $85 -$99 /round to play here
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.
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.
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.
August 12, 2014
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.
July 22, 2014
A must play in the area
Greens were quick and true
Only negative is no driving range but this was close to perfect
July 16, 2014
Get's better the more times you play
Awesome views, no 2 holes the same, #11 is tough. Will definitely play again. Nice having GPS on carts.
July 2, 2014