Sechelt Golf & Country Club
We had a chance to play at Sechelt a couple of weeks ago when we were on the Sunshine Coast for a quick trip (see previous blog post). It was actually the first time we had been to the Sunshine Coast and had no idea what to expect at Sechelt Golf & Country Club. As we made our way up a windy tree lined road to the golf course driveway, we were a bit surprised as the golf course appeared to be a links style course with very few trees.
The Golf Course
Overall Jeff enjoyed the layout as it had a good mix of holes. There wasn’t a lot of places you could get into trouble and most of the Par 5 holes offered some risk/reward to hit the green in two. Tara thought the golf course was fun to play but didn’t enjoy the dry and hard fairways particularly when using a short iron. The golf course does give new meaning to playing “hard and fast”. It was very dry and burnt out in a number of areas. On this day (it was a little windy) the ball just rolled forever and on long iron approaches you had to land 10 or 20 feet short of the green to not end up over the back.
Dining at the Course
We had lunch before our round; Jeff the traditional clubhouse and Tara a Seafood clubhouse. The food was average in our opinion but the service staff were excellent, very attentive and engaging. We had the same experience in the golf shop where the staff member who checked us in, gave us all the information we needed and engaged in some small talk about the golf course when we told him we had not played it before.
All in all we had a good day on the links and would like to try another course on the Sunshine Coast on our next visit.