Changes at Radium Resort Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2012
The RADIUM RESORT Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs B.C. announces the GRAND OPENING of Phase 1 of their Master Redevelopment Plan on July 27th, 2012. The first phase consists of three newly constructed golf holes and modifications made to three other existing holes. These enhancements change the par from 69 to 71, and increase the length of the course from 5,306 yards to 6,071 yards.
The Resort Course now has 21 playable holes and this public golf course will not have any interruption to its daily play during the redevelopment program. The Resort Course will transition from the old 18 hole layout to the new layout on July 27th.
The Resort course has modernized from two sets of tees to incorporate 4 sets of tees to accommodate all proficiency levels of golfers. The forward tees will play 5,255 and allow golfers who appreciated the shorter mountain course the same opportunity to continue to play the course at this length with an improved golf experience. The 9’s continue to return to the clubhouse and the Resort Hotel especially to accommodate the nine and dine play.
Even though the golf experience is enhanced, the green fee rates will remain the same for the balance of the season. Radium Resort guests will receive more value. Golfers will take advantage of staying the night at the Resort and golfing both the nationally ranked Springs Course and the Resort Course.
New Golf Holes Constructed
- #13 – Par 5 – 543 yards (Black Tees)
- #14 – Par 4 – 460 yards (Black Tees)
- #15 – Par 3 – 194 yards (Black Tees)
The new holes are surrounded by forest and sit at the base the Rocky Mountains. Golfers will enjoy incredible vistas and watch their shots fly with the Rockies and Purcell mountain ranges as their canvas. The holes are designed by renowned Golf Course Architect and Radium Resort President, Bill Newis. The three new holes were built north of the existing 12th and 13th holes and will be incorporated into the back nine. Former owners of the Resort had cleared many trees in this forested area years ago in the hopes of one day building another golf course. Newis has taken some of these cleared areas and carefully planned the new holes to improve on the current popularity of the Resort Course, all the while remaining cognizant of the natural setting.
Hole #1 – The number one hole has been renovated into a Dog-Leg-Right and extended 20 yards. Complete renovations of the tee box and the addition of a mixture of many blue spruce and aspen trees line the right side of the fairway. This tree line also improves the adjacent 9th hole. The first green and bunkers are newly constructed as well as the fairway leading to the green.
Hole #2 – The Former 3rd hole of the Resort course was a short par 4 and was drivable for many golfers. This hole was redesigned into a par three. New construction of a tee box has been added through a heavily treed chute to the green.
Hole #18 – The new #18 is the former #16. This was a short par 5 and is improved by lengthening it by 54 yards.