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GolfBC Group - Your First Choice for Golf - announces "GolfBC Free Lesson Month"

23rd April, 2007
The month of May, all of GolfBC’s 9 golf courses in British Columbia will be participating in “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” on Saturdays. The GolfBC Group is pleased to follow-up the launch of their 2005 Learn to Play, Play More Often programs, “Kids Play Free at GolfBC”, “Beginner Friendly Certification” and “Take-a-kid to the Course Week” (in partnership with the NGCOA). “GolfBC Free Lesson Month”, now in its second season, is the fourth of many initiatives that has been launched by GolfBC since 2005, under the “Learn to Play, Play More Often” banner. Last year “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” had 250 golfers take advantage of the complimentary instruction while “Kids Play Free at GolfBC” has seen 2000 complimentary junior rounds of golf since its inception in 2005.

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. “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” will be offered at all properties on Saturdays during the month of May from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and each facility will have a Canadian PGA instructor on the practice tee providing complimentary 10 minute instruction and tips. Range balls and equipment will also be provided at no charge during the free lesson times.

““GolfBC Free Lesson Month” was a key initiative from 2006 and along with our other programs critical in our objective to introducing new players to the great game of golf as well continuing to develop avid golfers”, said Andy Hedley, Vice President of Operations, GolfBC British Columbia. “Our company and facilities remain committed to continue to be leaders in the Grow the Game movement and “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” is an opportunity for us to introduce all golfers to a chance to learn and improve their game through our Canadian PGA Professionals”, 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 “GolfBC Free Lesson Month”, please Contact:

Mr. Andy Hedley
Vice President of Golf Operations, GolfBC British Columbia
606-681-8700 x 216
ahedley@golfbc.com

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