Golf Course Review
I had a chance to participate in the Signature Golf/ JT Insurance/ CK Golf Solutions Club Pro Skins Game last week. The event is held monthly from April to a wind-up event in September by invitation only. The purpose of these events is to gather Golf Professionals from public golf course facilities, those working in the golf business but not at a golf course (me) or more or less everyone the committee (which I am part of) thinks would be interested and make a good addition to our discussions held after golf. Believe it or not being in the golf business does not mean we play a lot of golf. That is especially true for this group in particular who is largely responsible for the service delivery and financial performance of their golf facilities.
Swan-e-set Bay Resort
We hold these events monthly at golf courses around the Lower Mainland; this was the fourth in our six event series. Swan-e-set is a great piece of property with 36 holes (the Links and the Resort) designed by international golf star Lee Trevino. On this day we played the Links course. Our monthly skins game had a purse of $520.00. Doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but for our group the get together, interaction, sharing and networking through the day is why we play.
The Golf Course
The golf course at Swan-e-set Bay Resort was in summer form as you would expect, and comments by the players, myself included, stated that these were the best greens any of us had played this year. They were fast, true and gave you an opportunity to make every putt. Phenomenal! As for the rest of the golf course, the tee decks were very good, the fairway and roughs as well. The only knock for a hot summer day (after a week of heat) was how wet some areas were. Don’t get me wrong, the turf was very full and thick but almost ‘overly’ green or ‘overly’ watered for the time of year and considering our recent “hot” spell. Overall the player feedback was excellent and I believe everyone would recommend Swan-e-set for a game in the near future! You can visit the Swan-e-set website here and a big thank you to Dale Van Der Mark for being the title sponsor of our skins games this year.