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GolfBC Group announces “Kids Play Free at GolfBC”

16th May, 2005
Vancouver, B.C. - Beginning May 17, 2005 all of GolfBC’s 9 Golf Courses in British Columbia will have selected tee times available for junior golfers under the age of 16 to play free, with a paid adult round of golf. “Kids Play Free at GolfBC” is the first of many initiatives that will be launched by GolfBC over the coming months, under the new banner “Learn to Play and Play More Often”.

Kids Play Free at GolfBC” will be available at the courses 7 days per week for the 2005 season, based on availability. The courses offer a variety of rates based on the time of day, and an adult green fee may fall into special twilight times further making this program affordable for all families.

Participating courses are Nicklaus North, Furry Creek, Mayfair Lakes, The Bear and The Quail at The Okanagan Golf Club, Gallagher’s Canyon and The Pinnacle, Arbutus Ridge, and Olympic View.

“This program, Kids Play Free at GolfBC, is a wonderful opportunity for GolfBC to give back to junior golf while helping to promote our main business focus, The Great Game of Golf ”, said GolfBC Executive Vice-President Donald Lee. “We are committed to bring more players into the sport and are excited to launch this program at our 9 British Columbia properties”, he added.

GolfBC, a Vancouver-based golf and resort management and investment company, is defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations.  Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of eight championship golf courses in British Columbia, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Furry Creek (Lions Bay), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), and Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill) and one 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon). In the fall of 2003, GolfBC has acquired five golf courses in Hawaii: the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Resort on Maui, and the Kiele and Mokihana courses at Kauai Lagoons on Kauai.  Additional information about GolfBC can be found at its web site: www.golfbc.com

For more information on Kids Play Free at GolfBC, visit our website at www.golfbc.com/special_offers/kids_play_free.

Contact:

Ms. Rita Rennie
Marketing Manager, GolfBC
604-681-8700 x. 211
rrennie@golfbc.com