Pheasant Glen Golf Resort and Golf Clan Holdings are undertaking a $250,000 project to restore about 15 of the resort’s bunkers.
The resort said it has an extra 115 yard hole being used while crews work on two bunkers at hole 11. Bunkers at holes three, four, five and eight are scheduled for renovation by June 1 and renovation work on other bunkers will resume in October, it said.
“We have always had maintenance issues with steep-faced bunkers washing out in the rain, so last fall we decided to try revetted bunkers and they worked very well,” said Gord Melissa, Pheasant Glen general manager.
The project is aimed to be complete in 2022, in time for the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship Tournament in 2023, which will be hosted by Pheasant Glen, according to the resort.
“We continue to invest in improvements each year and the bunker upgrades will be a welcome change — our members and the golfing public are as excited about the new bunkers as we are,” Melissa said.
Pheasant Glen has a rezoning application before the Town of Qualicum Beach. It includes 225 units of mixed cottage, cabin and stacked condo/hotel units. Amenities proposed include a new clubhouse, restaurant/brewery pub, pool, meeting rooms, confectionery, spa, outdoor recreation facilities, biking, walking and hiking trails.
Town council will hold a public hearing for the proposal on March 31.