1 and 10:
A reachable Par 5 to start your round. Stay off the bank! However any approach from the left side is a big advantage to the large slightly diagonal green with bunkers on each side.
Green Depth: 36 yards – Green Width: 17 yards
2 and 11
This Par 4 is usually into the wind. Approaching this two tier green from the right side of the fairway is desirable. However every effort should be made to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side. Bunkers right and over the back are always lurking.
Green Depth: 32 yards – Green Width: 21 yards
3 and 12
A straight away Par 4 to an elevated green. Keep it in the fairway and judge your approach as the wind is predominately with you. Don’t forget to factor the green elevation when determining club selection. Beware of the two bunkers on either side of the green.
Green Depth: 28 yards – Green Width: 25 yards
4 and 13
Our signature Par 5 features an Island green and needs to be played within your means. Danger lurks everywhere near the green so try to make your approach shot from a friendly distance.
Green Depth: 36 yards – Green Width: 18 yards
5 and 14
The longest of our Par 3’s. Success depends on club selection into the wind to this large green. Short is better than left or right.
Green Depth: 35 yards – Green Width: 21 yards
6 and 15
Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! Hitting the fairway is a must. Out of Bounds right and the Nicola River on the left. 2 sand traps are guarding this green on the right and left. Bon Chance!
Green Depth: 30 yards – Green Width: 24 yards
7 and 16
Don’t go left, don’t go right. If it’s a windy day, you won’t feel it on the tee. Look to the tree tops to judge the wind predominately coming from the left. The Out of Bound stakes are not applicable to this hole.
Green Depth: 32 yards – Green Width: 22 yards
8 and 17
Once again accuracy is important on this dog leg right Par 4. Out of bounds is right, left and long. A tee shot left of middle is ideal. A fairway bunker guards the right side and for you long ball hitters there is also a greenside bunker on the right.
Green Depth: 33 yards – Green Width: 17 yards
9 and 18
Safety first. A true Risk / Reward finishing hole for the longer hitters. Mortals should not tempt the 40 yard span of the Nicola River off the tee. 160 yards – 180 yards off the tee leaves a short iron approach to a big green with a bunker on each side.
Green Depth: 29 yards – Green Width: 21 yards
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO MERRITT BC
Planning a trip? The City of Merritt has been busy living up to its’ new designation as the “Country Music Capital of Canada” and we’ve got plenty of reasons for you to stay a while!
Merritt is a place where all the roads come together, where the grasslands sway in the summer breeze, where the lakes teem with fish and where history meets the present while remaining true to its roots. Located at the crossroads of four major highways, Merritt is a centrally located community of 8,000. This distinct landscape boasts a limitless supply of outdoor adventure. There’s something for everyone in Merritt and the Nicola Valley. Birdwatchers frequent the Harmon Lake Interpretive Trail to catch sightings of over 200 species of birds. Throughout the area are over 200 pristine lakes and streams ideal for fishing. Hikers head to Monck Provincial Park for spectacular views and the trails at Lundborn Commonage, home to the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site. Mountain biking terrain consists of great steep single tracks and wide open grasslands.
The “old west” can be felt across the valley through historic attractions and working ranches such as western Canada’s largest, Douglas Lake Ranch and the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives. Historic Baillie House and Merritt’s famous landmark, The Coldwater Hotel (circa 1909), are two of the area’s original structures you must visit. Having fully embraced its rural roots with a variety of festivals and events, Merritt now proudly carries the title of “Country Music Capital of Canada”. The Merritt Mountain Music Festival in July attracts more than 120,000 fans and throughout the year you can experience an ever-expanding variety of country music attractions and events in the downtown core. Be sure to visit the Walk of Stars – from old time, best-loved singers like Johnny Cash to modern icons like Aaron Pritchett and Terri Clark. Merritt also boasts the largest country music art gallery in Canada! Come and see how world-renowned mural artist Michelle Loughery has brought both a town and country stars to life.
So when your planning your next golf trip, be sure to do it country style!