Rivershore Estates and Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C., will be the site of the Canadian Tour’s Western Championship, June 9-12.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rivershore has hosted the Canadian Amateur, Canadian Ladies’. Senior Men’s and Mid-Amateur Championships, as well as hosting the tour’s qualifying school.
“We have been working for almost two years to put another event into British Columbia,” said Canadian Tour Commissioner Rick Janes.
“It is gratifying to work with a community like Kamloops that features a great venue like Rivershore to host this inaugural Western Championship. We would be hard pressed to find a stronger layout and a better golf destination anywhere,” he added.
Over 7,000 yards in length, the par-72 layout is bordered by sagebrush-covered hills to the north and the South Thompson River to the south.
“Hosting this prestigious Canadian Tour event will further enhance Kamloops’ reputation as a world-class golf destination,” said Lee Morris, CEO of Tourism Kamloops.
“This is the first Canadian Tour championship in Kamloops and it has already generated excitement throughout the community,” he added.
In cooperation with Tourism Kamloops and local businesses, the Western Championship will offer a purse of $125,000.