This is the fourth of a series of previews of golf courses in Prince Albert and surrounding areas.
Sporting the best greens they‚Äôve seen in years, Birch Hills Golf Course is ready to tee off.
Birch Hill‚Äôs club house manager Ethel Rutherford said the course is now ready to go for the season and although they are not allowing power carts on the links just yet, she expects things to be in full operation by next week.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll probably be open full swing on Monday,‚ÄĚ Rutherford said of the nine-hole course, which is currently accepting walk-on golfers.
Located about 20 minutes from Prince Albert near Birch Hills, the par-37 course features a pair of par fives, four par fours and three par threes, with a total distance of 2,967 yards from the back tees.
Rutherford described the course as ‚Äúfairly wide open,‚ÄĚ surrounded by groomed trees with a creek running straight through the links.
While boasting the course‚Äôs fresh baked buns, made everyday for lunchtime, Rutherford added that despite a long and wet winter season the course stood its ground and is in excellent condition.
‚ÄúThe greens are looking awesome,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúOur greens keeper said in all his 30 years of doing golf courses, these are the best greens he‚Äôs every seen at this time of year.‚ÄĚ
Green fees for the course are priced at $18 for adults, $10 for juniors with power cart rentals going for $18.
The course also offers membership for $500, allowing holders to golf whenever they please.
Rutherford encourages golfers to check in with the club frequently for on going promotions, but their ‚Äútwo-for-one‚ÄĚ Monday deal will always stand, offering two green fees for $18.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve been told this is a little gem in the middle of Saskatchewan,‚ÄĚ Rutherford said of her course. ‚ÄúGolfers can expect to be pleasantly surprised.‚ÄĚ
Birch Hills Golf Course is located about 37 km east on Highway 3 en route to Melfort.
For more information on Birch Hills Golf Course, call 306-749-2211.