BC Interior: Local News / Rockies Region

Jasper Park Lodge A Feat Of Nature And Stanley Thompson

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:27 Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:56

by Jim Claggett


In the early 1900's fifty teams of horses and about two-hundred men carved out what is the Jasper Park Lodge golf course. 
It was quite the feat back in the day, but what would be an even greater feat would be to try to build a similar Stanley Thompson designed golf course in this day and age. 
Sure, you could put a carbon copy of the course together in a lot less time than was done back in the 1920's, but the tricky part would be getting the permission.



Christina Lake GC A Good Play, Even For A Flat-lander

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:07 Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:32

by Gord Montgomery (iG)


For a kid who grew up learning to play golf in the flatlands of southern Saskatchewan where trees are as rare as an albatross - yes, both the kind that fly and the kind you find on your scorecard - the beautiful course at Christina Lake in southern B.C. came as a bit of a shock.
I mean, there were trees everywhere! 



Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt: New Owners Excited To Buy Shadow Mountain GC

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 21:58 Monday, 16 June 2014 21:22

Course Profile
by Bryan Outram
“The routing takes the golfer on an adventure across this diverse landscape of rolling forested sand dunes and mountainous terrain.
No expense was spared in preserving the natural character of this wonderful site, letting the land dictate the design and thus allowing us to create some of the most memorable golf holes you will ever have the privilege of playing.”
Since completion, the facility has undergone some significant changes highlighted by a new owner. The golf course was purchased by Denille Industries, a gas and oil company out of Edmonton that was looking to diversify its operations.
Norm Chauvette, GM and Chief Financial Officer, said the decision to buy the course came out of the interest and awareness of Denille Industries' owner.
Said Chauvette, "The owner of our company has been golfing that course for probably two or three years. When there was an opportunity to purchase it, he said, 'You know what, that's a great opportunity to be the owner of a world class golf course.'"
The purchase, at this point, is only for the golf course. Chauvette said another group purchased the development lands around it. He said Denille Industries has expressed interest in taking some pieces of the property, but negotiations are ongoing.
There will be no need,however, for golfers to do any negotiating here... the prices and deals are exceptional. Weekday specials at Shadow Mountain include their Tuesday Ladies Night for $45 and Thursday Men’s Night for $50, which include golf with cart, range balls, dinner and prizes.
Also Sunday is Family Night (after 4pm) where juniors play for free with two paying adults at $99. 2014 Season Passes are also available for 5 - 30 games ranging from $399 to $1,799.
Visit shadowmountain.ca for more information.

Wildstone is (Gary) Player Perfect

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 22:41 Tuesday, 10 June 2014 22:25


Gord Montgomery (iG)

One of the largest problems a golf writer faces is playing, and reviewing, a course they've heard nothing but good things about and not being swayed by sentiment before they get the chance to tee it up there.

As such, it's tricky to be unbiased when you first drive into such a facility, one like Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook, B.C. Truth be told, I've written about the course twice before, but never set foot anywhere near it.

That changed recently when head pro Dave Linardic and general manager Chris Andrews sent me out to do my appointed rounds.



Greywolf Golf Course Opens New Clubhouse This Summer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:39 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:34


PANORAMA, British Columbia — Greywolf golf course opens May 16 and is currently undergoing huge changes in preparation for the grand opening of its new clubhouse this summer.

Golfers will soon enjoy the new multi-million dollar clubhouse that is in the final stages of construction. In addition, Greywolf is introducing a new fleet of golf carts with Visage GPS technology to improve the overall Greywolf experience even further.



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