Arbutus Ridge Golf Club To Host BC Junior Boys Championship

29th June, 2016
The top junior golfers in British Columbia will compete in Cobble Hill, B.C. from July 5-8 at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.
The BC Junior Boys' Championship is open to 156 amateur males that qualify for the event and are aged 18 and under.

"We are thrilled to be hosting this prestigious event at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club," said Bryan Outram, Manager of Communications for British Columbia Golf. "The past winners of this event are impressive and we expect that this will be another display of inspiring junior golf," he continued. Previous winners of this event include Fred Couples, Nick Taylor and many other notables.

The Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, a Bill Robinson design, is considered to be one of the top courses on Vancouver Island and hosted the CN Future Links Championship in 2011, BC Women’s Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championship in 2010, Canadian Junior Girls Championship in 2005 and the BC Junior Girls Championship in 2004/2003. "We are very excited for this opportunity to showcase our hospitality and the area in general to the best junior boys in the province," said General Manager Jason Lowe. "We believe the course itself is a perfect blend of challenge and playability with an excellent variety of holes where you have to strategically think your way around the course using every club in the bag," he continues. "We’re also known for our outstanding conditions and scenery which should help ensure players and spectators enjoy the experience."

Player registration is Monday July 4 at 11:00am followed by a player’s meeting that is open to the public and a practice round. Starting times, results and a full field list are available online.

About Golf British Columbia
British Columbia Golf is a steward of golf, building participation and supporting the sport by providing resources, education and competition for British Columbians. It provides programs and services that benefit all golfers and the golf industry in the province.

About Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is 25 minutes from the outskirts of Victoria, 10 minutes from Duncan and 40 minutes from Nanaimo, in the Cowichan area of Vancouver Island. The course is directly surrounded by nine wineries within five to fifteen minutes, has a four star Golf Digest Rating and is one of the Top 10 Golf Courses in Canada for Value, as distinguished by Westjet Magazine. The management team measures their performance based on the triple bottom line to incorporate social and environmental performance. The facility also includes the Satellite Bar & Grille, GBC Golf Academy and three indoor tennis courts. Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is owned by GolfBC, a Vancouver-based 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 nine golf courses in British Columbia and three in Hawaii.
Twitter: @ArbutusRidggolf

Media Contact:

Jason Lowe
General Manager, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
250.743.5100 x.34 [email protected]

Bryan Outram
Manager of Communications, British Columbia Golf
[email protected]

As a point of interest, a more comprehensive list of previous winners:
2013  - Jared du Toit
2010/2011 -  Adam Svensson
2005/2008  - Eugene Wong
2006  - Nick Taylor
2002 - James Lepp
1978 - Fred Couples (yes, that Fred Couples)
1977 - Jim Rutledge

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