• It’s Party Time As Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

    The Beautiful Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary This Month. Come On Out And Join The Party! - Image Courtesy Sunshine Coast G&CC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club was built in large part thanks to the contributions of many volunteers who donated their time, energy, resources and whatever else was necessary to make the course a reality. Fifty years later, as the club celebrates it golden anniversary, not much changed.

    That same community spirit remains a big part of a course that certainly has to be regarded as one of British Columbia’s hidden gems. Sunshine Coast G&CC is blessed with a gorgeous landscape that makes a round feel a little like a walk in the park. But Jim Pringle, the longtime director of golf and head professional, thinks the real strength of the course are its members.

  • Helijet & Nanaimo Golf Club Team Up For One-Day Golf Getaways

    The Nanaimo Golf Club Is A Hidden Gem Designed By A.V. Macan And Will Celebrate Its 100th Birthday Next Year - All Images Courtesy Nanaimo GC/Helijet

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    I told my wife it was going to be a tough day at the office, but she wasn’t buying it. She knew I was golfing. Again. And she knew this little one-day golf getaway was going to be different from all of the others.

    After all, I was travelling in style. My day began at Helijet’s Vancouver Harbour terminal, where I boarded the 8:40 a.m. flight to Nanaimo. Did I mention the sun was shining? As luck would have it, it was one of those picture-postcard kind of days when we West Coasters really appreciate where we live.

    The views were outstanding as our chopper flew low over the Lions Gate Bridge and out over the Strait of Georgia. Not even a couple of double-bogeys were going to spoil this day.

  • Morgan Creek Golf Course A Great Place To Learn The Game Of Golf

    Located in South Surrey, BC this well manicured public course is open year round...

  • Golf Burnaby Makes Practice More Interactive With Personal Launch Monitors

    "New for 2019, Burnaby Mountain and Riverway are offering brand new ES15 Personal Launch Monitors on both ranges," said Hal Eremko, Head Professional.

    This means you are able to measure distance, ball speed and, spin rate.

    Come check out our innovative new launch stalls! Easy to use with instant feedback - 15 minutes for only $6.00 (tax included).

    By connecting your smart device to the ES15 through Bluetooth, you will also have access to the free app and can record your session, save and analyze your data.

    This launch monitor is also vital for custom fitting golf clubs to any golfers swing. We can have a love-hate relationship with our golf clubs at the best of times.

    It's easy to blame a bad shot on them, and it's easy to place all the praise on your new $700 purchase when you hit a good shot. But is this the best way to get the most out of your game?

    Contact your Burnaby Golf Professionals to get fitted by some of the best brands in golf.

    To follow along with Burnaby Golf's social media CLICK HERE

  • Toptracer Technology Comes To Cultus Lake Golf Club

    New VIP Lounge Bays Make Going To The Driving Range A Fun, Social Experience That Can Help Grow The Game - All Images Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He played much of his junior golf there as a kid, so Brad Clapp clearly has an emotional attachment to Cultus Lake Golf Club. Clapp, the new Director Of Golf at the gorgeous, tree-lined par-63 executive course, is delighted to be back at the place where his love affair with golf got started.

    And the former winner on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit is more than a little excited about the changes he and his staff are making that Clapp thinks will help Cultus Lake thrive in the years to come.

  • Furry Creek Redux - Michael Geller's Blog

    A Drawing Prepared In 1990 To Illustrate How The Completed Community At Furry Creek Might Appear One Day

    By Michael Geller (Reprinted with permission)

    "How would you like to design Carmel North?" This was the question posed by a real estate agent at Colliers International late one Friday afternoon in 1990.

    The next day, he introduced me to representatives of Tanabe Corporation of Japan, who retained my planning and real estate consulting firm to carry out a Due Diligence study for approximately 1,000 acres of land along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor at Furry Creek.

    We were given just two weeks to assess the feasibility of accommodating a new golf course, 1000 housing units, a marina and a resort. At the time, all I could think of was Terry Jacks and the Save the Howe Sound Society; and having just come off a dramatic highly publicized failure trying to rezone the 753 acre Spetifore Lands, I did not want to be associated with another high profile failure.

  • Experience Year Round Golfing in Vancouver

    Year Round Golfing in Vancouver

    Not only is Vancouver frequently named the 'World's Most Liveable City', it also offers year round golfing! Are the two linked? No doubt! As any golfer will tell you, golf fever in the off season is a real thing. But Vancouver can cure that - 365 days a year.

    Vancouver is one of those rare places where you can golf, sail and ski — all in one day. Add to this a mild climate, where greens are green year-round, and it’s no surprise that Vancouver golf courses are some of the top in North America.

  • Vancouver Parks Golf Features New Online Booking System

    By January 20, 2016, Fraserview, McCleery, and Langara Golf Courses will launch a new online booking system and point of sale software for their golf shops and clubhouses. This software is designed to improve the experience of golfers from booking and checking-in, to shopping and dining.

    Their team has spent countless hours selecting a new system that will meet the needs of each of our business units, and at the same time provide maximum benefit to our guests.

  • All New Experiences For Ryan Williams In 2015

    February 8, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

     

    It doesn’t take a math major to figure out three winners out of 131 hopeful golfers leaves a lot more losers than winners.

    Those were the odds 33-year-old Ryan Williams faced by trying to Monday qualify for the 2015 Waste Management Open at the party-crazed TPC Scottsdale during Super Bowl Week.

  • New VANGOLF App Will Maximize Golf Experience at Vancouver Park Board Courses

    The Vancouver Park Board has launched a new mobile app loaded with features to maximize the golf experience at its three championship courses — Langara, Fraserview, and McCleery.

  • Eaglequest Coquitlam Expands Junior Programs

    The Eaglequest Golf Centre in Coquitlam is not only one of the best practice and learning facilities in the Lower Mainland, but they have outstanding junior programs for kids of all ages.

  • Play It 'Black' At University Golf Club

    by Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)

    "If you build it, will they come?"

    Well, they did for Kevin Costner's character in Field of Dreams, but any smart product manager knows, like the movie, that is pure fantasy when it comes to building successful products and services people want to buy, including tee times.

  • Northview Golf And Country Club: The Place To Be In 2014

    In 2014, Northview Golf and Country Club celebrates 20 years and over a million rounds of spectacular golf.

    Northview is simply the best public golf experience you will find in the lower mainland.

  • Burnaby Golf Is Constantly Striving To Improve

    Some want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.

    Burnaby Golf continues to be highly proactive in improving its golf facilities and golf experience at all its locations.

  • Meadow Gardens Golf Course - It's A Beautiful Place To Be

    April, 2013

    Bryan Outram (Inside Golf)

    It's certainly not a new idea to embark on a redesign of an existing golf course or facility, but few are able to complete the metamorphosis with the same result a caterpillar does when it reemerges as a beautiful butterfly.

    Since its rebirth in August of 1994, Meadow Gardens Golf Course in Pitt Meadows, B.C. can easily lay claim to successfully making that transformation.

  • Fall Golf Amidst the Largest Eagle Gathering in the World

    (Harrison Mills, British Columbia) Another secret revealed about Pretty Estates Resort - home to Sandpiper Golf Course, Rowena’s Inn on the River and River’s Edge Restaurant.

  • Sandpiper And Rowena's: A Match Made In Golf Heaven

    by Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)

    At this point in my life, I need very little.

    For special occasions when one might anticipate receiving a gift, nothing makes me happier than unwrapping a present and finding a new experience awaiting me - a memory I can cherish until I'm under the fairway instead of walking on top.

  • British Columbia: A One-Stop Golf Playground

    by Sue Kernaghan - written for Tourism British Columbia

    How's this for a golf getaway? You, your clubs and your favourite foursome travel the world, sampling the game in its myriad forms.