Lower Mainland: Local News / Whatcom County

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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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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Salish Cliffs, Chambers Bay Provide Golfers The Ultimate Tests

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 18:48 Monday, 02 September 2013 18:12

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

If you think you’ve got game, then Washington State, and in particular the greater Seattle area has two golf courses that will put that idea to the test.

Salish Cliffs Golf Club and Chambers Bay may not be household names in the world of hacking and whacking but trust us, by the time you haul yourself around and then off of these two vastly different but very challenging tracks, you may know more than you want about them and the weaknesses in your game.

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