Golfers ready to hit the links in Delta

As the flowers start to bloom and the days get longer, eager golfers are getting out their clubs in anticipation of hitting the links.

With a brutal winter behind them, all of the clubs are busy getting their courses in tip-top shape and are anticipating a great golfing season.

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Kings Links By The Sea

Kings Links By The Sea is a traditional links golf course situated right by beautiful Boundary Bay on 72nd Street in East Ladner

The course has extensive membership and pass holder options as well as being open to public booking seven days in advance.

Known for having some of the best greens in the province and fast, firm links conditions, Kings Links prides itself on providing an excellent golf experience and a great place to enjoy a beverage and meal after your round.

The restaurant and surrounding patio is one of Ladner's best-kept secrets and provides stunning 360 panorama views of the surrounding mountains.

The Newell family from North Delta bought the course in 2007 because of its love of golf. “We feel a strong connection to the community. Kings Links is really for the people of Delta,” said Brad Newell. “I believe Kings Links to be one of the best courses in Canada.”

 

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Water lurks on every hole at The Links at Hampton Cove in Ladner. - file

 

The Links at Hampton Cove

One round through this challenging executive golf course will leave most players with lighter golf bags as a few balls are sure to be donated over the nine holes.

As you gain a greater appreciation for the layout and design of this picturesque course, you will realize why it is called a hidden gem in the Lower Mainland. Golfers can immerse themselves in Delta’s lush wildlife, often spotting eagles, blue herons and hawks amidst muskrats, beavers and coyotes.

The courseoffers a choice of three tee boxes depending on your skill level and handicap. From the black tees, golfers will experience 1,848 yards of strategically placed white sand bunkers and manicured greens. There are also the options of playing the white tees at 1,674 yards and the red tees at 1,454 yards.

Many players who choose to play 18 holes will play the front nine off one set of tees and the back nine off the other as the course sets up quite differently depending upon the distance.

 

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The drainage at Tsawwassen Springs makes it playable even when the weather doesn't cooperate. - file

 

Tsawwassen Springs

Even when Mother Nature isn’t on board, Tsawwassen Springs is still a great place for a round of golf.

With the best drainage in the Lower Mainland, the fairways will be the driest in the area even if the previous day brought a large amount of rain and the greens will always be smooth and fast.

If you only have time to hit a bucket, don’t forget about the course’s heated and covered driving range to get a kick start on the 2019 season.

Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre

Practice makes perfect!

Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre is home to one of the top rated golf centre facilities in the Lower Mainland.

They welcome all golfers of any age or ability. They offer awesome rates with token packages available for frequent visitors. Amenities include a large covered double level 80 stall driving range, numerous fun targets, free 7,500 sq. ft. putting green, 60-yard short-game practice area and a nine-hole Par 3 golf course.

Their CPGA golf instructors teach private lessons, group clinics and summer junior golf camps, or come out and try the Panorama Links our Scottish Links Style Par 3 golf course.

This spring the Titan Golf Pro Shop opened for retail golf supplies.

 

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Shuksan Golf Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. - submitted

 

Shuksan Golf Club

Shuksan Golf Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to start the year off in a giant way, are offering a free bonus round with a 2019 Player’s Card.

Purchase your card to receive an additional round of golf for free. Sale deadline is April 7. The card is available online at www.shuksangolf.com, in the golf shop or over the phone at 1-360-398-8888. Player cards are priced at $219-walking and $319 with cart plus tax.

Shuksan offers annual memberships, club cards and the Player’s Card all season long.

Tell your friends, better yet bring your friends, as a fun, fast and friendly golf course awaits.

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