By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf
If you have spent any time trying to get a tee time at one of the City of Vancouver’s three championship golf courses, the numbers will not come as a surprise.
They are simply off the charts.
Year to date (through mid-May), Fraserview, Langara and McCleery have logged a total of 68,365 rounds. That’s more than double the 33,562 rounds played in the same period of 2019, which is the best comparable as the courses were closed for a significant chunk of the spring season last year due to COVID 19.
“Our first-quarter numbers were unprecedented,” says Dennis Luick, supervisor of golf operations. “It was a mild winter. I don’t know if we even closed one day. So that also helped, but there’s no doubt COVID is driving the demand.”