Golf course to open in August
More than a decade after plans were first drawn up for a golf course on Point Roberts west bluff, after a string of developers and a history of stops and starts, the greens are finished and current golf course developers are ready to tee off.
With the grass growing faster than anticipated, the Point Roberts Golf and County Club has bumped their grand opening up to August 31 and is opening membership sales immediately.
Were sending an invitation to people in Point Roberts prior to opening it to the general public, said general manager Mark Lundrigan. Its an invitation for Point Roberts people to get involved early. The club is offering two packages, which can be loosely described as lifetime and eternity memberships. The regular membership, costing $25,000 (CDN), is non-transferable and is good for the life of the purchaser. The transferable membership costs $35,000 (CDN). You can sell it, leave it in your will, it goes on forever, Lundrigan said. Its kind of like an investment. Dues for members will be $120 a month until the clubhouse opens, when they will increase to $180. Junior memberships will be available in 2002.
Memberships include unlimited golf, preferred tee times, discounts at the pro shop and all club facilities and guest discounts, among other perks. The first 50 members in each membership class will get charter memberships, which also entitles them to free use of the driving range, which is anticipated to open in the spring.
When the course opens at the end of August, all 18 holes will be ready to play but the finishing touches on the club
will still be in the works.
Well have a half-built clubhouse, Lundrigan laughed. The phase one clubhouse, a log building with a deck overlooking the 18th green, will include a pro-shop, restaurant, lounge and offices. It is scheduled to be completed this fall. The restaurant and lounge will only be available to golfers and their guests. Were running them as a service, not a business, Lundrigan said. A permanent clubhouse and a members facility will be built in the next phase of construction, beginning next year. As the projects residential component develops, a pool and tennis courts are planned that will be available to club members.
The club is still finalizing its choice for golf pro, but Lundrigan said a professional golfer worthy of the course will be on hand by the time the course opens.
Initially, the course will only be open to members. We certainly plan to open up for public play this fall, but the schedule depends on how fast construction goes on the clubhouse, Lundrigan said. Greens fees for non-members will run from $50 to $90 (CDN) depending on time of day and day of the week.
For more information on the course or on memberships, call 945-GOLF or visit www.pointrobertsgolfcourse.com.