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GolfBC Announces Land Purchase at The Okanagan Golf Club

15th July, 2013
GolfBC, through its parent company Burrard International Holdings Inc., announces the purchase of previously leased land at The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The Okanagan Golf Club is situated on land previously owned by Pier Mac Sand & Gravel, in Kelowna. A long term lease agreement between Pier Mac and Burrard International was in place for 15 years, allowing the uninterrupted operation of The Okanagan Golf Club. The purchase of this land now enables GolfBC and Burrard International to regain full rights to the land, and control all aspects of the Okanagan Golf Club.

“We are very pleased to acquire the land on which the Okanagan Golf Club is located,” said Andy Hedley, Vice President of Golf Operations, GolfBC British Columbia. “With the purchase finalized, it allows us to re-set our focus on the future and the quality of the facility.”

The Okanagan Golf Club – owned and operated by GolfBC Group – consists of two par 72, 18-hole golf courses. The 6,885 yard Bear Course was planned by Nicklaus Designs and built in 1998. The 6,794 yard Quail Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Les Furber and built in 1994. The Okanagan Golf Club also features an elegant clubhouse, Sarazen's Restaurant, Bar and Patio, a fully-equipped Golf Shop, double-ended driving range at the GBC Golf Academy, and banquet and event facilities with a capacity of up to 300 persons for Weddings, Tournaments and Meetings.

Vancouver-based GolfBC is a golf and resort management and investment company committed to 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 (near Lions Bay), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill),a 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon), and the Gold, Emerald and Old Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club on Maui, Hawaii.

For more information contact:

Andy Hedley
Vice President of Golf Operations, GolfBC British Columbia
604-681-8700 ext. 205
ahedley@golfbc.com

Dan Matheson
General Manager, The Okanagan Golf Club
250-765-5955 ext. 213
dmatheson@golfbc.com