2020 Fall and Winter Golf Course Conditioning Preparation

Every year, in preparation for the fall and winter months, Golf Burnaby goes through an extensive maintenance program to keep all our golf courses the driest in the lower mainland. With golfers in mind, Golf Burnaby’s putting green maintenance programs occur in early October to ensure the best playing conditions through all of September (one of the best golfing months of the year).

Putting greens are aerified to ensure the turfgrass plant has plenty of oxygen.

Changes in place due to Covid 19

  • Due to physical distancing, limited tee times are available.
  • Signage and ground markings in place to promote physical distancing and to control the traffic flow.
  • Online booking of tee times.
  • Tap payment, loyalty passes and driving range cards encouraged.
  • Golfers to remain in parking lot until 15 minutes before their tee time.
  • Controlled number of guests permitted inside the golf shop.
  • Self-servicing of scorecards isno longer permitted.
  • Power carts are single rider with the exception of the power carts with dividers installed.
  • Rakes, water stations and ball washers have been removed.
  • The "flag stick" must remain in the hole at all times.
  • Rental clubs are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
  • Driving range scpacing is 10+ feet apart.

GOLF COURSES OPENING MAY 1st!

The Golf Courses, Driving Ranges, and Pitch & Putts will re-open May 1st!

Due to social distancing protocols, limited tee times will be available. Please check our Book a Tee Time page for important updates! Thank you!

At this time all practice areas will remain closed until further notice. 

"AIR"ation: Why aeration is important to a healthy lawn

It’s the time of the year again, if you haven’t already, to AERATE your lawn. The play on spelling in the title says it all. Your lawn needs AIR, which includes oxygen and carbon dioxide (O2,CO2), to survive.

Just like, almost, every living thing, turfgrass needs to breathe, it just does it slightly differently. It can “take in” and “let out” O2 and CO2 through its leaves and roots. Above the soil surface there is nothing to get in the way of leaves “breathing” but in the soil there must be lots of pores (small spaces) between soil particles for the roots to “breath”. The problem is that we, as users of the lawn, walk all over it, push lawn mowers all over it, and in the case of golf courses, drive golf carts all over it. All that weight over time makes those pores (small spaces) even smaller, this is referred to as compaction.

Golf and its relationship with Charitable Activity

Charitable Activity: In 2013 alone there were nearly 37,000 charitable events hosted at Canadian courses (25,000 in 2008). Using conservative extimates, these events raise more than $533 million ($473 million in 2008) for charitable cuases across Canada.

~Economic Impast Study of Golf in Canada, National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA)~

Are you looking to create a charitable event that includes Golf in Burnaby? Call 604 297-4493 or email golf@burnaby.ca and let us help you create an event to be proud of. 

Golf Courses Benefit People and Wildlife

Golf Course Roughs and Trees create positive wildlife habitat.

More than 70 percent of most golf courses are rough and non-play areas including natural grasses, trees and shrubs. Combined with the open areas of fairways and greens, the golf course is an attractive wildlife habitat. An amazing number of species are making golf courses their home and Burnaby is no exception. If you have captured a photo of wildlife on a Burnaby Golf Course and want to share your experience please email golf@burnaby.ca with your photo. 

 

Riverway, Burnaby Mountain and Kensington Golf Courses are open for play

Riverway, Burnaby Mountain and Kensington Pitch & Putt are open for play.

The Central Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course is temporarily closed due to snow cover. Driving range hours are currently 7:30am* to 9:00pm (last sale and last call for balls is 8:00pm). *Please note that range opening may be delayed until 10:00am when hand picking is required. Please call Burnaby Mountain 604-280-7355 or Riverway 604-280-4653 for confirmation of daily operational hours. Thank you!

Plan your Corporate Event today!

Whether it’s a corporate tee time booking, corporate instruction, a bucket lunch on the driving range, an outing at the pitch and putt or a corporate golf tournament; the off season is a great time to discover our golf menu which can be designed to suit your needs! Book now to ensure availability for the dates you’d like. For more information please call 604 297-4493, click this link, or email us golf@burnaby.ca.

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