Lower Mainland: Local News / Whatcom County

Whistler Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 08:47 Monday, 23 March 2015 08:39

altWHISTLER, British Columbia — Whistler Golf Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Stu Carmichael, assistant superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Whistler is the 95th course in Canada and the 901st in the world to be designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

“Whistler Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Tara Pepperman, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International.

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U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:53 Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:21

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by Alfie Lau
 
SEATTLE - The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly. 
 
Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.

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Bandon Dunes On A Budget

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 11:18 Sunday, 14 December 2014 22:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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Outside of Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes is the bucket list golf destination for golfers looking for Golf Heaven in the Pacific Northwest.
 
But situated an 11-hour drive from the Lower Mainland and having a rack rate of $310 during the summer, Bandon Dunes can get pricey very fast once you factor in driving time, $260 room rates and the obligatory 19th hole celebrations at the Oregon resort.
 
But what would you say if I told you that you could comfortably golf all four Bandon Dunes courses, plus the 13-hole Bandon Preserve par-3 course for approximately $500, with two nights accommodation and meals in the quaint old town of Bandon?

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Chambers Bay 8 Months Away from U.S. Open

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 17:50 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:43

by Alfie Lau
 

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Nobody needs to tell the staff at Chambers Bay that the U.S. Open is just over 250 days away.
 
The golf course’s website has a counter with the days – right down to the second – until the world’s best golfers tackle the pre-eminent links layout in the Pacific Northwest for the 2015 U.S. Open.
 
As the course hosted almost 100 media and guests for the 2014 Northwest Golf Media Association Golf Tournament and Banquet on Oct. 7, the signs that the course is changing on a daily basis right until June 2015 were right in front of everybody.

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Pacific Northwest Golf Association Elects Ed Burke President

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 00:11 Monday, 05 May 2014 00:04

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FEDERAL WAY, Washington (PNGA) — The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has elected Ed Burke as its new president at their 115th Annual Meeting at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon. Traditionally, the PNGA president serves two consecutive one-year terms.

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