Comments from our Satisfied Golfer Clients
Posted by Graeme Doak on Aug '29, 2013
Just wanted to let you know how the trip went. The Ramada in Kamloops, our room was on the second floor of the east wing and it was excellent. Nice and quiet.
Our tee times at Tobiano and The Dunes worked out well. We played with a couple of Dunes members on Sunday which we enjoyed their company. Sagebrush turned out to be busy, we went and had breakfast at the Quilchena Lodge because it was too early for breakfast at the Ramada. When we teed off, we were behind several groups and when we got to the Hideout, it was a traffic jam.
We had a quick bite to eat and got ahead of one group and another group let us through, allowing us to play the first round in enough time to get in 36 holes. We figured out that if you use a max 2 putt rule on those greens you actually have a chance of shooting your handicap. Through Paul and Don Harvey we were able to arrange dinner with some other guests that was prepared by chef Butch, which was excellent.
We had a good chat with Don that evening before driving back to the Ramada. All in all, very enjoyable three days.
Thanks for making it happen.
All the Best
Graeme and Mary
Posted by Jack Cruikshank on Jul '19, 2013
Thanks for the great Vernon trip Ross! The guys and myself had a fantastic time. We\'ll be in contact next time.
Posted by Dave Bakes on Jun '9, 2011
I greatly appreciate all the assistance in setting up our 35th "Okanagan Master's". Four rounds, three nights of a golf extravaganza for our 28 guys from Nanaimo! As usual, we had a blast! We stayed one night at Quaaout Lodge, played Talking Rock twice before moving on to Kamloops, staying at the Ramada Inn and golfing at Sun Rivers then The Dunes. (Would have liked to play Rivershore but it was not available). Here's our input:
Quaaout Lodge is an outstanding facility with great rooms, great hot tub, pool and steam room. Fantastic views. The staff were friendly and helpful but the food and beverage service was "wanting". The F & B staff were not overly busy but they seemed disorganized and untrained. It took (and I'm not kidding) one and one half hours for three of us to get our dinner meal on Sunday June 5th. Also, several of our participants commented that they objected in principal to paying 12% HST, 7% B C Liquor Tax AND 5% First Nations Tax! Some of our group participated in the Sunday Brunch, which received high marks, and all 28 had dinner, breakfast and lunch after golf before departing. The quality of the "from the menu" meals was good.
At Talking Rock we found the staff friendly, welcoming and very accommodating. Our guys rated the course as excellent and very suitable for our diverse handicap group (8 - 28). Very good practice facilities with driving range having grass tees. The greens were slower than they looked! Many said they would enjoy playing all four rounds at Talking Rock and stay at the Lodge if the F & B dept. could get their act together.
At the Ramada Inn in Kamloops we found the staff friendly and accommodating and the rooms adequate for our needs. June 6th.,26 out of 28 watched game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals in the 3rd floor lounge, had dinner and enjoyed a few cold ones. The lounge staff was fantastic and the food good. Tuesday, June 7th was our wind up hosted banquet which was held in the same lounge. We had arranged to have a NY Steak Bar-Be-Que. Steaks were cooked to order then salad, vegetables and fixings, along with apple pies and whipped cream were set up buffet style. It was extremely well handled and our guys raved about the meal. Once again the two lounge servers were outstanding and the young gal who cooked the steaks did an outstanding job.
Breakfasts were buffet style in the 2nd floor restaurant. Great for golfers in a hurry.... handled well and we very much appreciated the kitchen and serving staff opening at 6:30 a m (instead of the usual 7:00 a m) enabling us to meet our 8:00 a m tee time at the Dunes. Food was tasty and plentiful. The Ramada is an older style hotel/motel but has been up-dated and generally suited our needs well. Very good large hot tub!
The Pro Shop, starter and restaurant staff at Sun Rivers were friendly and most accommodating. Good practice facilities. Some of our high handicapers found the course harder than most and struggled with the many "blind" shots. Lower handicapers generally enjoyed the challenge. Likely would select a different course next time.
The Pro at the Dunes requested that the event organizer sign the "waiver" for all power carts which was politely refused....instead each power cart driver signed the waiver accepting responsibility for bodily injury or property damage and we were on our way. Staff and owner Bill Bilton Jr were very friendly and most accommodating. Great new Clubhouse. The golf course was enjoyed by all even though some greens had been heavily fertilized that morning and a few greens were damaged. Seven foursomes....and the round took from three and a half hours for the first group to just under four hours for the last group. The course is very playable and suited our guys very well. We shall return! FYI our rough calculations indicate that our group spent between $38,000. and $40,000. for the entire 6 days most of us were on the road.
Thanks again Ross. Cheers!
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Peter Knight of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
I played Seven Hills the other day and really enjoyed it. It is very scenic and I saw many deer and other animals which were really enjoyable. But the real treasure was the course itself which includes many elevation changes, nice undulating greens and a good but challenging layout. Well worth the money. I also used their driving range and putting green which were both in great shape. :)
nol preen of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Much improved! I was impressed by the changes made this season compared to all years past! Clubhouse got a makeover and outside patio has new chairs and tables, course was in way better shape for a big change and even the flags were not all ripped bad like in past so it impressed me a lot yesterday! Our server just could smile way more but she is young and maybe just did not want to be working on a nice day was all as no excitement in her. Other than that we enjoyed our day of golf, the 4 of us! Thanks!
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Ross Marrington of Kaleden, British Columbia, Canada
Message from the Publisher - there have been several reviews about Twin Lakes in recent weeks and after an indepth conversation with one of the owners and have been provided some editorial that will hopefully address this issue and re-gain consumer confidence that Twin Lakes is trying hard to improve the course conditions and playing experience.
Twin Lakes Golf Course Conservation Practices for a Sustainable Golf Course
Our goals at Twin Lakes have been to make significant and distinctive changes in the golf course maintenance practices with environmental stewardship and resource management forming the basis for the improved playing conditions.
Twin Lakes is in the first steps of conserving and prioritizing resources, especially water. Many Changes have taken place at Twin Lakes over the past year and this is long overdue.
Todayís turf management practices demand the conservation of water, fertilizers, and machinery use. The conservation practices on golf courses in the USA, Europe, and Australia are an established way of life and this world wide movement is here to stay. We are just beginning these practices. By following these methods of conservation, we can focus more efforts on the main playing surfaces and conserve resource from out of play areas. This will help in developing a golf course that is sustainable.
The result is a more manicured playing surface (greens, tees, fairways) that I hope you are experiencing during your round. Some rough may be brown but it should not impede play. The rough may be brown and natural areas may require a more disciplined manor of playing golf, but the days of being able to take a shot from most anywhere on the property are gone. Look around the terrain at Twin Lakes and see how little natural green you see. Itís pretty hard to play golf on sagebrush. It is a small price to pay for conservation, but it must take precedent. We are all residents of planet earth and all of us need to point our direction to the common good, even golfers.
Please if you have had a poor experience at Twin Lakes do not hesitate to call the proshop and speak with Head Professional Greg Pidlaski.
k w of lethbridge, ab, ca
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Bob Allen of , , Canada
Achieved a hole-in-ones on 2010-05-13 @
ABERCROMBIE GOLF CLUB located in New glasgow, NS, Canada
Hole: 12 | Length: 158 | Club Used: 6-Iron
|Correction: Golf course supposed to be Glen Lovat. The input page defaulted to Abercrombie. The pin was set at the back of the green. I used a 6 iron into a light wind working the ball off a mound located at the right front.|
We watched the ball run towards the pin and disappear.
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