Trickle Creek Golf Resort tends to open a little later in the year than the other two golf courses in Kimberley, due to its higher elevation, but the coolness of late spring this year pushed the opening back a little further than usual. The course has wintered well and the opening date, weather permitting, is Thursday, May 12.
Trickle Creek business development manager Rob Duncan said the course was put to bed properly last fall, with all fungicides and treatments put in place before it rained or snowed.
“Mother Nature cooperated last fall so Ray Guimont the Chief Superintendent and Dave Hockley did a great job of putting the course to bed and then we had good snow cover that didn’t really freeze , thawed a lot, so we weren’t creating ice on the course. The grass could breathe during the winter and it was isolated, so everything was positive.
“And this spring it’s obviously a little later than normal, a little cooler, but as we’ve uncovered the greens and blown the snow with snow blowers, the greens look fantastic, the courses have definitely wintered very well and when we open we should have some really great early season conditions.
The course superintendent should know by Tuesday afternoon if the course will be ready to open on Thursday, so stay tuned to Trickle Creek’s social media pages for complete information.
Duncan said he was pleased to see very good early season bookings.
“It’s good that we know there are a lot of tourists coming to town,” he said. “So being the best small town in BC, I think that’s going to help attract some extra play this summer.”
There is a lot to look forward to this year in addition to a fantastic golf season. This year will see the return of Trickle Creek’s Pars and Guitars musical series, which began in 2015 and was put on hold due to COVID.
There will be shows once a month and three are already booked. The first will take place on June 30 with some of Calgary’s top artists New Soul Duo, who performed at this year’s Spring Splash at the Kimberley Alpine Resort. Each show has a capacity of 100 people and tickets for this first concert should go on sale within the next week or two.
Then, on July 28, Edmonton-based, Juno-nominated loop artist Paul Woida will perform his captivating show at Trickle Creek.
For the Pars and Guitars finale, Trickle Creek has booked the world number one tribute to Neil Diamond: Nearly Neil.
“He’s played in every country in the world you can think of, he’s played in front of crowds of 20,000,” Duncan said. “It’s huge, this guy, we normally never would. He doesn’t bring his full band, he does his acoustic show, but it’s still going to be phenomenal to have 100 people watching Nearly Neil.
This year Trickle is also starting the season with a fleet of brand new premium golf carts, adding to the golfer’s experience on the course.
Lessons will be offered this year by local golf pro David Woytowich. The course also has tons of deals and promotions available, including play and stay packages for Trickle Creek Lodge where you can get one night at the hotel and one day of unlimited golf. There are also week-long vacation passes for unlimited golf for the week. For more information on all of this, visit www.tricklecreek.com