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2014 News & Deals: Lower Mainland

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:07 Sunday, 09 February 2014 18:35

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Furry Creek
As part of the 2014 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show, Furry Creek’s GM Paul Nijjer will be offering a special promo code, for online bookings only, valid for 20% off the green fee. The code is for the readers of this program and Inside Golf magazine and consists of a 20% off discount with no booking restriction in March, April, and May. Just book your tee time online at golfbc.com and enter in the promo code INGOLF for 20% off your green fee March through May.

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Political Pundit Les Leyne Predicts B.C. Election And Its Effect On Golf In The Province

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 05:29 Tuesday, 02 April 2013 05:18

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Alfie Lau (Contributing Writer)

Victoria Times-Colonist political columnist Les Leyne is one of the most respected voices in the Victoria legislative press gallery, but what he's really passionate about is the sport of golf.

Leyne, who's part of a regular Saturday morning foursome at Cordova Bay in Victoria, gave a spirited talk at the 2013 Allied Golf Association of British Columbia State of the Game symposium at the University Golf Club where he predicted what the future of golf will look like come May 15.

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AGA-BC State Of The Game Symposium Wrap-Up

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 05:33 Tuesday, 02 April 2013 05:02

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Alfie Lau (Contributing Writer)

The message was clear at the AGA-BC symposium at the University Golf Club on March 25: work smarter, provide better value and create your own brand.

As the golf industry tries to work its way through a world of declining rounds, declining yields and increased costs, it would seem there's little room for optimism.

But listen to speakers like Jim McLaughlin, Ian Robertson, Andy Hedley and Jim Lee, and you get the sense that there is room for growth and profits, provided you work smarter and roll with the times.

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British Columbia: A One-Stop Golf Playground

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 21:45 Sunday, 24 June 2012 15:59

written for Tourism British Columbia

by Sue Kernaghan 

 

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How's this for a golf getaway? You, your clubs and your favourite foursome travel the world, sampling the game in its myriad forms. 
 
Start, perhaps, with a high-altitude mountain round, then hit the beach for a traditional links game.
 
Practice your putting on a sun-drenched desert green before playing 18 holes through a lakeside vineyard.
 
Watch for eagles (both kinds) on a forest-lined fairway, tackle a tricky canyon layout, and finish up on a breezy oceanfront course. 
 
Counting the Air Miles? No need. You can have all of this and more with a single flight to British Columbia.

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Whistler Golf Club's 16th Hole Selected As One Of The ‘Great Holes Of The Northwest’

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 10:49 Monday, 14 May 2012 09:53

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Federal Way, Wash. – In the current May issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-4 16th hole at Whistler Golf Club in Whistler, B.C. is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the magazine. 
 
With four sets of tees stretching from 332 yards from the Forward tees to 460 yards from the Tournament tees, this is one of the great old-fashioned par-4s in all of British Columbia.
 
The longest par-4 on the back nine, there is water all along the left side but a wide fairway provides several angles into the large green.
 
This hole is the last great hurdle on a gracious course.

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