Meadow Creek Golf Club is a hidden jewel of the Highland Valley
My only golfing experience saw me carrying the golf bag for a former husband and then, at the end of nine or 18 holes, having to listen to him mumble, curse and be totally miserable because his score wasn’t as good as he wanted it to be. Not inspiring, eh?
And, I have to admit that, while I’ve lived in Logan Lake for six years, the number of times I’ve been to the golf course are probably less than the fingers on one hand. But, when a special person called me and said that folks in both Logan Lake and Merritt needed to know about our golf course, the only answer was yes.
This club has been in operation for almost 30 years but has encountered difficulties due to a combination of poor weather, and difficult economic conditions for both residents and visitors. Also people, who have been long-time members of both the club and the community but have had to leave town because of health issues and/or a lack of assisted living. All these issues have negatively impacted Meadow Creek Golf Club and its membership.
In fact, the number of members has fallen from nearly 300 ten years ago to the current number of less than 100. But, that said, the dedication, commitment and volunteerism of members has the club positively popping with energy. Right now, a fabulous team of volunteers is putting up a deck costing $7,000, which will increase the club’s main floor while, at the same time, providing a scenic viewpoint.
Financed from donations, other financial gifts include a $600 donation to purchase soffits for the new deck, a 46” television set for the Pro Shop donated by Doug and Joyce May and beautiful hanging baskets to decorate the building and the grounds donated by women members. But, just as importantly, these donations are also matched by the sheer physical volunteer effort of so many members.
The club, to be fiscally responsible, buys used “gear” and then calls on Dale Waselick, Mr.Fix-It Extraordinaire, who turns this into first-class equipment.
Included in the eight paid employees are greens keeper Karen Soloman, doing superior work to ensure the course is top-notch while summer student, Dillon Konowalchuk, an eager and enthusiastic worker is joined by the other four paid members who provide excellent customer service.
Meadow Creek Golf Club
Club Manager Geraldine Christo-fferson, is doing an exceptional job in creating a facility that is a warm, welcoming, friendly place for both members and visitors.
With a newly expanded menu and very reasonable prices, this is a great location for a pleasant meal in a beautiful setting so why not give it a try?
For more information about $12 Mondays, Tuesdays Ladies Day, Men’s Night on Wednesdays, Seniors Day on Thursday mornings, $12 Twilight rates for non-members and Friday’s golf and socializing with an inexpensive but delicious dinner, call the Club at 250-523-6666. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
WHY summer events for ages 6-12
The WHY’s always exciting Discovery Camp for youth 6 – 12 years, is set to begin on July 3.
Camp times are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and each week will have a different fun theme.
The basic registration fee is $25 for the first child and youth who attend all give weeks receive discounts and if another child from the family attends, the fee is half price.
For more info and to pre-register, please call the WHY at 250-523-6229.
B.C. emergency safety oriented first aid course
The WHY will be offering this program on Friday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at their facility.
The program provides basic first aid which is recognized by WCB and, obviously, will be a valuable program for both employers and employees.
The fee, which includes books, is $90.
To ensure a spot, please call the WHY at 250-523-6229 before July 3.