Birchbank: Golfers set to tee off

Greater Trail and area golfers can celebrate St. Paddy’s Day today by wearing green and teeing off at the Birchbank Golf Course.

Greater Trail and area golfers can celebrate St. Paddy’s Day today by wearing green and teeing off at the Birchbank Golf Course.

While the Birchbank driving range has been opened for a couple weeks, the 18-hole course is primed and ready for play a few days before the first day of spring, and almost two weeks prior to its projected Apr. 1 opening.

“It’s opening to the day the same as last year, St. Patrick’s Day,” said Birchbank manager and golf pro Dennis Bradley.

The greens and fairways wintered very well at Birchbank, and the course opens the season with all permanent greens and tees in play.

“It’s awesome,” said Bradley. “It has come through (winter) great. It’s a little wet, we’ve had a little more rain than normal, but we can always use the moisture.”

The first tee-off times will go at 10 a.m., while there is still a chance of frost in the mornings, but the Pro Shop is open and carts ready to go.

“There is just a few thatch patches, but we get some heat and all the patches will be gone, nothing major,” added Bradley.

Birchbank is also offering an opening weekend special of 25 per cent off green fees. The Bistro restaurant is scheduled to open next week.

Champion Lakes and Redstone Resort golf courses tentative openings are set for Apr. 15.

To make a tee time at Birchbank call 693-2255 or go to

Just Posted

Trail sisters breathe new life into West Kootenay Wildcats

Coaches Katie and McKayla Yuris rebuild a girls’ hockey culture with the West Kootenay Wildcats

Grand Forks pastor thanks AM Ford for help with flood relief

Gabe Warriner shared a letter to Dan Ashman and AM Ford for their help during the flood and recovery

PR a better option than current system

Letter to the Editor from Ellen McDonnell of Christina Lake

Climate change warnings based on science

Letter to the Editor from Jos Sharp of Trail

Kootenay Boundary hospital addresses construction woes

Ground broke on the project last month, and has since caused access and traffic problems at KBRH

Feds give formal notice for law to end Canada Post strike

Trudeau government ready to legislate employees back to work after five weeks of rotating strikes

Getzlaf lifts Ducks to 4-3 win over skidding Canucks

Vancouver now winless since Nov. 8

Pressure builds for B.C. to recognize physicians assistants

“We can make a difference and I think we’re being overlooked.”

Senators urge Trump to expedite congressional vote on USMCA

The 12 Republican senators are warning of the dangers of getting the trade pact approved in 2019

Bill just one tool to deter foreign interference in Canadian elections: Gould

Bill C-76 is just one means to deter outside interference in Canadian elections

Hunters fined $14,000 for illegal harvesting

Guns, carcasses seized after two bighorn sheep killed out of season on mining property

Investigation into B.C. legislature officers began in January

RCMP brought in months after former prison administrator started

Legal challenge filed over high-stakes competition to design $60B warships

The federal government had originally said it wanted a “mature design” for its new warship fleet, which was widely interpreted as meaning a vessel that has already been built and used by another navy.

‘There has to be accountability’: victims of sterilization demand action

Morningstar Mercredi says she woke up from a surgery at 14 and immediately broke down when she discovered the baby she once felt inside of her was gone.

Most Read