Earliest Golf Opening in History of Owl’s Head

2010-04-13, from Owl's Head Golf

Mansonville, QC - Owl’s Head has moved its opening date forward to allow golfers the chance to get on the links starting on Friday, April 16th. This is the earliest opening in the 18 year history of the course. Warm temperatures this spring and the lack of snowfall in March have contributed to this early season. Customers arriving to play this spring will have the opportunity to play at a reduced rate of only $40, taxes included for 18 holes, until May 21st.

 

“The lack of snow in major urban areas has given golfers the bug to get on the course as quickly as possible,” states Ken Rourke-Frew, Marketing Manager of Owl’s Head Ski and Golf Resort. “We saw an increase in traffic and enthusiasm at our travel and trade shows across the province and in destination markets like Boston and Ottawa.”

 

Significant snowfall early in the winter season helped insolate the course. There was no report of damage to the greens this winter and crews were out mowing as early as April 2nd according to William Penney, Owl’s Head Superintendant. There is also a quick turnaround from ski to golf seasons which allows nearly all employees to move over to their summer jobs without significant downtime.

 

 

Owl’s Head has made a couple of challenging changes to the course. The Gold Tees have been removed and the Blue Tees have been moved back adding 305 yards to the course now set at 6701 total yards. The White Tees have also been moved slightly adding 102 yards and are now set at 5966 total yards. The Green Tees have been adjusted to reflect the distance and the Red Tees have remained the same. This will change the handicap system and there will now be new Men’s & Women’s handicaps that reflect the new design.

 

Located in the heart of the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the Owl’s Head Golf Course was opened in 1992 and is part of the Owl’s Head Ski Resort. Owner Fred Korman commissioned Graham Cooke to design this Championship Course which is nestled in the valley off of the west side of the ski resort. Its panoramic views, bent grass tees, fairways and greens, its strategically placed white silica bunkers and water hazards on 6 of its fairways, offer golfers the challenges and rewards that are the hallmark of a course designed by this renowned golf architect. Stay and play packages are available as well by visiting www.owlshead.com.

 


Source:

Ken Rourke-Frew
Marketing Manager
Owl’s Head Development Inc.
(450) 292-3342 
ken@ohd.ca


 
 

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