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Golf Canada & PGA of Canada Publish Golf Facilities in Canada 2015 Report

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:34 Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:29

CN Future Links BromontOAKVILLE, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada, in partnership with the PGA of Canada, has released Golf Facilities in Canada 2015—the definitive report on golf facilities and development in Canada.

Golf Facilities in Canada 2015 is the result of a collaborative effort between Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the National Golf Foundation (NGF), a golf industry knowledge research firm which delivers independent and objective market intelligence, insights and trends.

The report identifies all existing public and private facilities in the country; and defines supply by province, type and number of holes. The report also includes information on facility openings and closings, as well as the number and type of facilities currently in development.

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From the Fairway: Golf Legends Collaborate with the Greenbrier Sporting Club to Design Exclusive New Course

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 22:47 Monday, 06 July 2015 22:37

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, and Gary PlayerWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Golf icons, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino are collaborating for the first time on one golf course design—an unprecedented architectural achievement in the history of building golf courses. This proposed mountain course, with dramatic elevation changes and spectacular vistas overlooking the historic Oakhurst Links course, will be the centerpiece of Oakhurst, the newest neighborhood planned for The Greenbrier Sporting Club Subdivision.

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From the Fairway: Tiger’s Design Makes the Turn at Bluejack

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:57 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:53

Bluejack NationalMONTGOMERY, Texas (Bluejack National) — Despite the recent rain, steady progress continues on the golf course at Bluejack National.

Presently, more than 70 acres of grass have been installed, with only 30 remaining. From tee to green, the front nine is fully sodded and sprigged.

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From the Fairway: Crystal Lodge & Suites Announced Completion of $1.3 Million Renovation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:52 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:48

Crystal Lodge & SuitesThe Crystal Lodge & Suites announced the completion of a $1.3 Million renovation to their 85 South Wing Traditional guest rooms meeting the demands of the resort’s modern traveler.

“We are delighted that this renovation is now complete and look forward to welcoming guests from around the world in these vastly improved rooms,” said Ian Lowe, General Manager at the Crystal Lodge & Suites, in Whistler British Columbia. “Our guests and partners provided us with invaluable feedback giving us the template for this renovation. Based on the reviews from our mock-up room this past winter, we are confident that our most loyal guests and first time visitors alike will be delighted with the updated product.”

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From the Fairway: Respecting the Game Means Respecting the Course

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:57 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:52

alt(Justine Decock/Golf Canada) — With summer just around the corner, many courses are completing spring maintenance to prepare for the busy season ahead. The grounds crews at golf courses around the world work tirelessly to have their courses in prime condition for golfers and tournament play. The Etiquette section in the Rules of Golf aim to assist maintenance departments and help in caring for the course; the rules serve as guidelines for play and are not there to penalize players.

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