Golf ball and tee

Delayed opening for some South Okanagan golf courses

Some South Okanagan golf courses are dealing with Mother Nature’s unruly conditions from mudslides and snow still on the course to unwanted water features.

Typically open at the start of April, Twin Lakes Golf Course has tentatively set their opening to next week.

“It’s interesting. I have been here 15 years and I don’t think I have every seen this long of a winter,” said Kate Trahan, Twin Lakes general manager. “We don’t have all the crazy damage that some of the other courses have had, but all our melt is happening right now.”

Some snow was removed off the greens a week ago and staff have been busy building new tee boxes for Hole 9 that they will bring into play in the next month or so.

“All the greens are in pretty good condition. We are waiting for some new water features to dissipate right now. Really all we can do right now is wait for Mother Nature. Sometimes all this water can cause damage but we are up high in the mountains so once the sun hits us we dry out quite fast,” said Trahan.

Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver suffered a mudslide on March 23, just one day after opening the full course. With the help of almost 60 volunteers they opened on April 5.

Penticton Golf and Country Club pro Guy Dow said current course conditions are great, however they did open on March 29 which is three weeks later than usual

“To be honest, I can’t recall the last time we opened so late. It was due to the weather conditions with the snow and it being cold. We were fortunate that it didn’t do any damage,” said Dow.

Just Posted

Emerica tears up Penticton Youth Park

Pro skateboarders make summer afternoon even hotter

‘Virtual drugstore’ dealer sentenced in Penticton

A Penticton woman was using the casino as a hub to sell drugs and launder money

Motorcycle driver dies in a head-on collision near Oliver

RCMP said the three vehicle collision, near Road 18, happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 14

Salvation Army hoping to move into larger space

Penticton non-profit looking for zoning change to accommodate food bank and thrift store

Further mediated talks scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

The first place titles in this year’s triathlon belonged to returning competitors.

Hedge up in flames in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident burning weeds had flames spread to a nearby hedge

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Forestry crews on scene of wildfire near Lake Country

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a blaze at Dee Lake

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

UPDATE: BC crews respond to two new wildfires

Blazes near Allison and Osoyoos Lakes

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Most Read