It’s golf season, Kimberley

All three courses wintered well and are ready for the coming golf season

Kimberley's golf courses are ready for the 2015 season.

Kimberley's golf courses are ready for the 2015 season.

Temperatures are forecast to be balmy this weekend, and as Kimberleyites put away their skis, thoughts turn to golf.

Kimberley’s golf courses are second to none, with three distinct, though equally beautiful, courses to choose from.

The Kimberley Golf Club will have all 18 holes open this weekend, with one temporary green on Number 7.

Even prior to golfing club members had golf on their minds.

“John and Judy Boucher put together the winning combination of picking Jordan Spieth as the Masters winner and the correct winning score of 270,” said Gord Jenkins. “They will take the grand prize of golf with carts and lunch for 4 people.

“We had a three way tie for second between Dana Homeniuk, Donna Heidt and Trevor Fedyk, so we have awarded all three people with golf with carts for 2 players. Congratulations and thanks for playing.”

Ladies and Mens play begins Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 respectively. You can also sign up for this year’s Rose Bowl starting now.

Call 250-427-4161 or visit http://www.kimberleygolfclub.com for tee times at the Kimberley Golf Club.

At Bootleg Gap, full opening is scheduled for April 24 but the Rec 9 is open now.

“The course wintered well and looks great,” said Trevor Simkins. “The delayed opening is due to pond construction. We had to repair the liner and nine million gallons takes a while to refill.”

Call 250-427-7077 for tee times at Bootleg or online at www.bootleggapgolf.com

With its higher elevation, Trickle Creek is always the last of Kimberley’s courses to open but it will open early this year, on May 2.

The RCR-owned course is renowned for tricky shots and precision putts, as well as incorporating rushing creeks and the slopes of North Star Mountain.

You can purchase a season’s pass or a Golf More Card or book individual rounds at 250-427-5171 or visit www.tricklecreek.com