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4.5
229 Reviews (229)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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4.6
30 Reviews (30)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6818 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.4

Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course (previously known as Cherry Grove Golf & Country Club) is so-named for its diverse landscape that begins on natural desert and smoothly transitions into lush canyons and valleys. In the centuries prior to the course's construction, the Okanagan people referred to the scenic landscape as Nk'Mip, which roughly translates to "flat bottom land at the mouth of the creek or river." Preserving the stunning natural features, including the abundant native flora and fauna, was one of the top priorities when the Osoyoos Indian Band developed the course into a championship layout in 2001. Despite tumbling across a variety of elevation changes, the golf course is easy to walk and provides stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley along the way. The course offers a fair challenge with water hazards and numerous strategically placed bunkers coming into play.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Mar 1 to Oct 31
Architect John F. Robinson (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
229 Reviews (229)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 8
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 13
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
A Weekend Splurge 10
Locals 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Near Local Attractions 6

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 36
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course design and Conditioning

Fast greens, well manicured fairways and challenging hazards. Fun to play. Love hole 11!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Lots of challenge but if not too aggressive manageable

Great course for the player who can use course management. Enjoyed it way more than the Fairview Mountain course because it wasn’t near as hilly and the greens were truer. I’ll be back again when visiting Penticton.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Rock hard greens

I get that hard greens are easier to maintain and have lees ball marks for the green staff to repair I find them tough to get a ball to stick like other courses I play. On the plus side the greens, although are pretty fast, they are pretty flat and not much undulations which make them easier to read.
The fairways are pretty forgiving and most are wide open.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Easy to book on short notice. Arrived just before scheduled tee time due to traffic, and pro shop staff accommodated me by pushing me back one time to join a twosome. Much appreciated. Challenging lay out with some long par 4s.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Day with bro in law

Today was a great outing, the only thing that could have been better was the pace of play, however, it was the weekend.

We'll be back, but during weekdays again. Played with some nice people, the course was in great shape. Overall a great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Okanagan gem

Amazing. Views, ultra natural course with plenty of challenge and fun. We love this place. Staff are friendly & the restaurant was great post game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

Fun course with lots of nice scenery. The green were tough but I started to figure them out by late on the back 9. Now I want to come back to tey it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stormy

Course was in good shape despite a thunder storm. Got soaked but had fun. Always a nice course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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