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Redstone Golf Resort kicks off its new season – Castlegar News

Redstone Golf Resort is back in motion, with its front nine open and ready to play.

The scenic Les Furber-designed Rossland course is in excellent condition with ongoing improvements that will make it challenging but an exceptional golfing experience.

“The course has been fantastic,” Redstone manager Jeff Bruce said. “The Greens came out in very good health. We have upgraded our bunkers so there will be all new bunker sand all over the course by the end of May. The grass itself is pristine, looks like it’s mid-July here.

Redstone is also making improvements to cart paths and teeing areas, and has thinned out trees and underbrush, Bruce says.

And thanks to local support and strategic partnerships, the course has thrived despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Over the past four years, Redstone’s membership has doubled. Last season, the course hosted several pandemic safe events that raised over $30,000 for nonprofits and local organizations like Greater Trail Minor Hockey, Seven Summits Center for Learning, Rossland Arena Society , the Alzheimer Society and many others.

“We’re looking to increase that this year,” Bruce said. “One of the things we were able to do was work well with Interior Health and BC Health to be the first course to host tournaments.”

May 14 is the first event, which is called the Cinderella Fund for Greater Trail Minor Hockey. The fund is for young people whose families need help buying equipment or registering.

“Our goal is to raise $7,500,” Bruce said. “It’s just a win, a win with two great organizations working together.”

Redstone works with West Kootenay courses to make the game mutually beneficial for golfers and the respective courses, and offers 50% reciprocity to members of other courses.

“All local courses, everyone really comes together. Members like to play at other courses, so having reciprocal agreements when you join a local golf course, you can play anywhere in the area.

And as the cost of living continues to rise, the station has lowered its membership fees for new and returning members.

They are also partnering with local hosts for stay and play packages, and will resume their men’s and women’s nights, made possible by local sponsors.

Redstone has a well-stocked pro shop for those looking for all things golf and the newly refurbished restaurant is also open on weekends so everyone is welcome to come and enjoy food, a round of golf or both.

“It’s nice to see new foods and drinks, to see new faces, to smile maybe without a mask, and finally to see what a friendly face looks like,” Bruce said.

Call Redstone for a tee time or reserve a table at 1-877-362-4555 or visit redstoneresort.com and check out their amazing spring sale.


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