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Riverside putting course now open in Kimberley
The City of Kimberley is excited to announce the completion of the Riverside Putting Course at the Kimberley Riverside Campground.
The objective of the course was to create a unique recreational amenity that compliments the natural beauty of the area, allowing the best of golfers to hone their skills while still being accessible and enjoyable to all ages and skill levels. The state of the art putting course is designed to look like a miniature 18-hole golf course -- complete with sand bunkers, fringe grass, landscaping beds, ponds, streams, waterfalls, and natural rock tiers.
According to Mayor Ron McRae “The course is one more reason for campers and visitors to the area to stay another day, as well as a great new amenity for all the public to enjoy.”
“We worked hard to find a team to get exactly what we wanted,” says, Campground Manager Jarret Bell “We wanted it to look and feel like a real golf course.”
The course is compact, with an elevation drop of about 14 feet east to west. The greens, gently sloping down the hill, are surrounded by trees with a mountain view at the west end.
There are tiers and layers, uphills, downhills and doglegs. And even with the elevation change, it’s fully wheelchair accessible. Bell says a round should take approximately an hour and the cost per round is only $10 for an adult or $29 for a family of four. There are affordable rates for children, youth and seniors as well.
The project is made possible through funding provided by the provincial Resort Municipality Infrastructure Program and the Kimberley Community Development Society capital reserve.
The Kimberley Community Development Society fosters community, historical, cultural, and recreational attractions in the City of Kimberley.
The Riverside Putting Course is located at the Kimberley Riverside Campground, within City limits along the scenic St. Mary Lake Road.