Golf Course News

  • Padraic O’Rourke Named New Director Of Golf At Marine Drive Golf Club

    Padraic O'Rourke, The 2021 PGA of BC Club Professional Champion, Is Heading To Marine Drive As The Venerable Club's New Director Of Golf - PGA of BC Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Padraic O’Rourke grew up on the west coast of Ireland and had the opportunity to play many of the famed links courses in his homeland.

    He quickly gained an appreciation of the game’s history, something he said was top of mind in accepting the position of director of golf at Vancouver’s Marine Drive Golf Club...

  • Video: The Unreachable Golf Course: The Story of Bald Eagle GC's Forced Quarantine During Covid-19

    In a very well done short documentary aired by Skratch, Erik Anders Lang travels to Bald Eagle GC in Point Roberts, WA, a formally 'unreachable' course to find out what happened to so completely isolate the facility in this episode of Adventures in Golf, presented by United Airlines.

    Golf boomed during the pandemic...everywhere except here. Two years later, it's finally making its comeback. Bald Eagle GC has a unique story of being virtually abandoned during the pandemic, which was far from unique in the U.S. and Canada at the time, but is slowly making a comeback thanks to the local volunteers who are helping as they play.

    To see Brad Ziemer's recent story and interviews on Bald Eagle's comeback click here

  • Bald Eagle Battles Back After Lengthy Closure

    View Of The 13th Hole At Bald Eagle From 2019 - Image Courtesy Facility

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It’s hard to argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a boon to the golf industry. Golf courses have never been busier and prime time weekend tee times have become something of a precious commodity.

    Golf has undergone a renaissance of sorts as the pandemic brought new people to the game and those who already played logged even more rounds...

  • Ledgeview’s Amazing Junior Night

    Ledgview GC in Abbotsford has an approach to junior participation that could be a model for other Clubs to follow…

  • Hope Golf Club Is Bouncing Back

    Recovering from the floods of last November, Hope Golf Club is on the rebound...

  • Ledgeview Rising Like A Phoenix

    The storied Abbotsford Club has gone through a lot in the past few years but, as they say in a Facebook post, “It’s short-term pain for long-term gain.”

  • Langley's Redwoods GC Enters Pipeline Hibernation

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Doug Hawley and his staff couldn’t help but get a little emotional as the final shots were struck Easter Monday at Redwoods Golf Course. 

    The Langley course is being forced to close for a few months due to construction of the TransCanada pipeline. Hawley, Redwoods’ managing director, knows the course he has run for the past 28 years will emerge better than ever.

    But he acknowledges it’s going to be tough to watch some of the fairways get ripped up for the pipeline project.

  • Pipeline Project To Disrupt Redwoods, Ledgeview Next Year

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will have a profound impact on a pair of Fraser Valley golf courses next year. 

    One of them, Redwoods in Langley, plans to close for part of the 2022 season, while the other, Ledgeview in Abbotsford, hopes to reconfigure part of its layout and remain open.

  • Morgan Creek Golf Course A Great Place To Learn The Game Of Golf

    Located in South Surrey, BC, this well-manicured public course is open year-round...

    “Play our beautifully manicured golf course in unbeatable natural scenery, with very competitive rates, and experience a championship-length golf course that’s ranked one of the Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by Score Magazine,” said Brett Saunders, Director of Coaching and Development at Morgan Creek.