BC Interior: Local News / Central Okanagan Region

Wildstone Doesn’t Need Any Tweaking to Be Perfect

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 07:02 Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:38

Wildstone Golf ClubCRANBROOK, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Not much has changed at Wildstone Golf Club in Cranbrook, BC, since it opened six years ago, but then again, considering what a beauty it is, why would they want anything different?

After all, this layout, starting at the first tee and running right through the 18th green is magnificent from the grass on the greens right on up to the mountain vistas in the distance.

But just don’t take my word for it. Let the one of the course’s pros, Jamie Curiston, fill you in on the details.



Bear Mountain Looking for Permanent Spot on Champions Tour Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:57 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:51

Paul GoydosVICTORIA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Bear Mountain hopes its first Champions Tour event won’t be its last. The Greater Victoria resort is preparing, on very short notice, to play host to the Pacific Links Championship on the 50-and-over circuit. The 54-hole, $2.5-million US event goes Sept. 22-25.

And Bear Mountain’s owner, Ecoasis Developments, has made it clear it would love to have a permanent spot on the Champions Tour schedule. “We want this to be successful in 2016,” David Clarke, chief financial officer of Ecoasis, told a news conference this week. “But not just 2016 ... we would really love to see this as a fixture on the Champions Tour schedule going forward.”

The tournament’s title sponsor, Pacific Links International, did not rule out that possibility. The company, which offers its members reciprocal access to more than 500 properties around the world, is entering the fourth year of a six-year contract with the PGA TOUR.



A Century-Old Tradition Continues with Seattle-Victoria Inter-Club Matches

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:53 Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:44

Seattle Golf Club and Victoria Golf ClubVICTORIA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — It’s not so much about winning or losing, but playing the game, which is something members of Victoria Golf Club and Seattle Golf Club have been doing at one another’s course for more than a century.

This weekend, 40 male members from each club will gather in Victoria to continue a tradition that began way back in 1903. That’s how long the annual inter-club matches between the two golf clubs have been going on.

“It is a friendly match, it’s like a friendly soccer game almost,” says Mike Parker, head professional emeritus at Victoria Golf Club. “It is nice to win, everybody tries their best to win, but at the end of the day it’s really a social day to a great extent.



Golfer’s Red Book Promotion Now Available to British Columbia Golf Members Only

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:02 Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:51

2016 Golfer's Red BookThe 2016 Golfer’s Red Book offers over $17,000 in golf savings with over 525 coupons at over 110 participating courses throughout BC.

The book is now available online to British Columbia Golf members only for a promotional rate of $21.95 plus tax, includes shipping.

This is a 37% savings off the regular online rate with shipping of $34.95.



Celebrate Langara Golf Course’s 90th Anniversary on June 26, 2016

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:58 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:48

Langara Golf CourseVancouver’s oldest 18-hole public golf course turns 90! The club is celebrating its special day on Sunday, June 26, 2016, all day long with lots of activities and contests. Come out and celebrate with them and you could win 26 rounds of free golf as your ‘gift bag’ prize!



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