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Fall 2014 News & Deals: BC Rockies

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:26 Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:56

Fairmont Hot Springs

Compiled by iG Editors


The beautiful Fairmont Resort is celebrating with a 50th Anniversary Special, where you can play 18 holes for $50—Wednesdays at Riverside, Thursdays and Sundays at Mountainside. The price includes cart but you must make bookings only using the promo code '50' when booking. Fairmont's Stay-and-Play specials let you stay in a Classic Mountain or Pool View room, enjoy breakfast at the clubhouse and play 18 holes at either Riverside or Mountainside. You also have free access to the driving range and practice green as well as 20 percent off retail at the golf shops and poolside shop. And to top it off, included is unlimited access to Canada's largest natural mineral hot springs. A one night package through September 13 is $169 per night Sunday - Thursday, $179 per night Friday - Saturday and two-night packages start at $319. All prices shown are based on double occupancy with taxes extra.



The PGA of BC Pros’ Top Tracks

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:47 Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:24

PGA of BC Top Tracks AwardCourse Rankings
Compiled by iG Editors & The PGA of BC

When you think about who is best positioned to identify a province's best courses, it's hard to argue with the selections of the PGA Professionals.

After all, they play the game, they teach the game and they play the courses. In short, they know the game.



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.

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