Kachur's Golf Club preps for upcoming season

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Built into a forest, Kachur’s Golf Course features two tee-boxes per hole, four par-threes, 12 par-four and two par-fives. Submitted photo

 

Like the other golf courses in Prince Albert, Kachur’s Golf Club is prepping for the 2014 season.

Kachur’s owner Patty Kachur said she and her staff have their fingers crossed, targeting to open the course on April 15.

While waiting for the snow and ice still on the fairways to fully melt, Kachur said golfers returning to the links can expect some changes to the par-71, 6,128-yard course. 

“As of right now we are concentrating on holes five, six and seven,” she explained. “We are going to do some riverbank work to make them look prettier. We’ll be hauling in some pretty rock, planting some shrubs and trees, just making it look more beautiful.”  

Last July, The Herald reported that Kachur’s experienced some issues with flooding, bringing the 18-hole course down to 11.

Amid concerns of flooding in Prince Albert as spring rears its head, Kochur said the course has taken the necessary steps to avoid a repeat of last year’s incident.

“We did a lot of work there last year,” she explained. “We are pretty optimistic we won’t flood. We rebuilt some cart paths and made the bridge sturdier.”

Kachur’s Golf Course features two tee-boxes per hole, four par-threes, 12 par-four and two par-fives.

“It’s a natural forest course, every hole is pretty much tree-lined,” Kachur said of the course’s layout. “The river runs through five, six and seven so there is a little bit of difficulty there.”

Kachur explained that as you make your way from hole eight up to the final 18th green, there are no water hazards but things get tricky in terms of distance.

“From eight and nine all the way up to 18 the holes get longer,” she said. “It’s a little more challenging in terms of length. Everything is irrigated to the green so it’s lush and nice to hit off of.”

Green fees for the course remain untouched from last year with 18 holes priced at $39 on weekdays and $42 on weekends for adults.

Seniors can golf 18 holes for $29 on weekdays and $31 on weekends while juniors can golf 18 anytime for $20.

“It’s pretty relaxing out here,” Kachur said of her course. “The service is great, the kitchen is always open and we probably have the best staff of any course around.”

Kachur added that because her course is family-owned, it adds a special touch that separates it from the rest of the pack.

“It means something when people come to golf here,” she said. “It’s not just a kid taking your money and saying ‘next on the tee.’”

For more information on Kachur’s golf course, including membership and green fee rates, visit kachursgolf.ca.

andrew.schopp@paherald.sk.ca

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