Stories Tagged - golf
July 22, 2020 | Geoff Geddes
Your first home purchase is always significant, but for eight-time Canadian Long Drive Championship winner Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk, the milestone came along when her life was in full swing.
May 21, 2020 | Tyler Difley
City and public courses have instituted a variety of new safety measures and procedures to keep golfers and staff safe and healthy. The specifics of these safety measures vary from course to course, but there are still several best practices golfers should follow.
July 24, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
Tucked away in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sirocco at Pine Creek is a master-planned community with a prime location, a variety of front-drive and paired homes, and a picturesque golf course that shares its name.
July 24, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
From fairways to families: How urban golf course closures are impacting communities in Calgary and across Canada
The result has been a boon for builders and homebuyers, as land becomes available for new residential development within desirable, well-established communities. However, it has also created resentment among long-time residents of these neighbourhoods, who originally purchased their homes with the golf course as a major selling point.
July 24, 2019 | Josh Skapin
"It was a slam dunk when we knew the Mickelson National (Golf Club) was coming in," said Kevin Smith, director of communications for Alberta Golf.
June 13, 2019 | Barb Livingstone
The Calgary region's two newest lake communities – Harmony in Springbank and southeast Calgary's Mahogany – are both four-season, amenity-rich neighbourhoods built around water.
Aug. 01, 2018 | Andrea Cox
July 19, 2017 | Marty Hope
"Lots of people thought we were crazy to build way out here in the boonies," said Carolina Oxtoby about her company's decision to develop a golf-course community on farmland south of Calgary.
It was 27 years ago when the land on Dunbow Road was purchased, and only two years later, the Heritage Pointe Golf Club was born, with big plans in the works for an upscale, country-residential community to complement it.
July 19, 2017 | Tyler Difley
Calgary is home to 20-plus golf courses – a mix of private, semi-private and public clubs – plus many more in the areas surrounding the city. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, and no matter what part of the city you live in, there's a golf course nearby where you can hone your skills or just have some fun.
July 19, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
David Roberts and his wife moved to the northwest community of Valley Ridge in search of open spaces. "We liked the idea of backing on to green space, one way or another," he said.
Valley Ridge, which borders the western edge of Calgary, is one of many communities in the city that features a golf course within its boundaries. That course now provides the green space Roberts and his family were seeking – they live behind the course's first green.