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Castlegar Golf Club open for business

Sarah, Les, and Grant Palmer get some practice putts in at the Castlegar Golf Club before hitting the links. - Craig Lindsay
Sarah, Les, and Grant Palmer get some practice putts in at the Castlegar Golf Club before hitting the links.
— image credit: Craig Lindsay

After a long and snowy winter, the Castlegar Golf Club and R.V. Park is finally open. All 18 holes are now opening on April 18 with just nine holes. Head pro Pat Biln said the course is getting busier and recommends golfers book their tee times in advance if possible.

"I always recommend booking a tee time," he said. "But lots of times if we're not super-busy, we can get people out."

The course opened April 18, the same as 2008. Biln said that normally the club opens a week or two earlier.

"The course wintered weil," said Biln. "Our course superintendent (Craig Stocker) goes out and takes the ice off the greens. He does everything he can to make sure it's perfect."

Biln said memberships are still on special and that the public is welcome anytime.

The course, of course, is nestled in the mountains overlooking the Columbia River and features a fully stocked golf shop, restaurant, clubhouse, and 20 site R.V. park.

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