Champion Lakes and Redstone courses to open for play next week

The Champion Lakes Golf Course opened its driving range on Tuesday and is slated to open the nine-hole course on April 13.

Golf season will be in full swing by this time next week.

Thanks to the warm temperatures and dry conditions, the entire roster of local golf courses will be open for play by April 15.

The Champion Lake Golf Club became the most recent to open its gates. The club’s driving range was open for business on Tuesday and the nine-hole course is expected to be ready for play on April 13.

Meanwhile, the Redstone Resort golf course is gearing up to open its entire course on April 15, roughly two weeks ahead of its usual early-May opening.

The club expects to have its entire operation from driving range to all 18 holes ready for play.

Also new this year at Redstone is the arrival of a golf professional. Edwin MacDonald, formerly an assistant at the Cranbrook Golf Club, will assume the duties of managing the pro shop as well as giving lessons and promoting the sport.

Several other courses are already busy.

The Birchbank Golf Course was well ahead of the pack when it opened the driving range on Feb. 28 much to the delight of eager golfers.

The Castlegar Golf Club opened its driving range on March 12 and had all 18 holes open for play on Good Friday.

The Salmo Golf Course also opened its doors on Good Friday.

The Par 3 Little Bear Golf Course in Castlegar was open to golfers on March 28.

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