Canada’s Predator Ridge and Sparkling Hill – Great Golf Courses and Resorts in Okanagan, BC

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Written by J.P. Ronbar, Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com posted on Mon, Feb 21st, 2011

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VERNON, British Columbia – The most popular BC Canada golf destination that travelers to Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary frequent is the Okanagan Valley. In fact, the golf courses are so great in the Okanagan Valley, the international golf community cast its eyes here with the opening in 2010 of the second 18 holes at Predator Ridge Golf Resort – with the new Predator Ridge Golf Course designed by Doug Carrick and its resort’s spa and salon redone by AVEDA.

“Without a doubt, the Ridge Course takes Predator Ridge Golf Resort to new heights and is a must play for those visiting Canada’s Okanagan destination and BC golf” says John Craig.  “A strong challenge for the long hitter, but very playable for the women in our group”.  John mentioned they combined the Ridge Course with the Okanagan Golf Club Bear Course and Gallagher’s Canyon for a weekend golf getaway.

And the really great news for spa lover was the opening of Sparkling Hill Resort, a state-of-the-art spa in British Columbia that needs to be seen to believed.

Found on a hill over Predator Ridge, guests can view this resort glowing in the distance during the evenings due to the property’s wealth of crystal. Funded by the Swarovski family empire, staff members estimate between 3-4 million crystals.

Crystal art pieces are shown in every guest room and illuminate the ceiling after the sun goes down. Crystal is found on the back of dining room chairs and in most public areas, too.

Vernon, BC’s Sparking Hill was designed after a European wellness hotel. Guests are encouraged to arrive for an extended stay and each has access to the 40,000-square-foot spa designed with relaxation areas with mountain, golf and lake views, indoor and outdoor pools, and numerous of treatment rooms.

Every one of the seven steam rooms and saunas are large and display a different theme.

Vernon, BC’s Popular Cold Spa

The best part of the spa is the -110 Celsius Cold Sauna, which cost $40 for the first session. Guests can jump inside a chamber colder than any place on the planet, almost nude for a maximum of three minutes. The utter cold, a treatment called cryotherapy, is supposed improve the nervous system, and the treatment is actually prescribed by European doctors.

Everything else this BC spa has to offer takes its guests breath away as well. Guest packages that include access to the spa start at $500 USD, though sometimes online specials can be found for closer to $400. The spa has even started offering a golf and spa package that includes golf at Predator Ridge and credit for a spa treatment, among others.

Vernon, BC’s AVEDA Spa at Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Predator Ridge Golf Resort has its own smaller spa and salon, remodeled and directed by AVEDA. While Sparkling Hill is centered around the spa and overall wellness, the spa here is second to the golf course.

Predator Ridge Golf Course offers challenging holes for both beginners and experts on their golf vacation. Feel free to bring the wife and family too if they are the type to enjoy a nice spa treatment while you are on the fairway here in Vernon, BC.

Golf Canada’s West is the official golf course, tee time and golf packaging company of Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. Call them at 877-323-3633. For additional information be sure to check out GolfTheRockies.net. For more BC and Alberta vacation and tourism information, please visit Banff National Park.com and Banff Travel.com.

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