Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mulligan’s Golf Course still the best golfing deal around

by Keith and Heather Nicol
Keith on the practice green with outdoor patio behind
   Mulligan’s Golf Course in Courtenay, B.C. is still an amazing deal when it comes to golf. When we first moved here 2.5 years ago we couldn’t believe that you could play a round of golf for under $10. Mind you it is an executive par 3 with a total distance of around 1750 yards for nine holes.  Two years later it is still just $8 if you play before 8:00 am or after 4:00 pm and they charge a very reasonable $11 for nine holes between  those times. Mulligan’s also has a driving range where you can pick up a bucket of balls for $2.00 and they have a clubhouse, outdoor patio and putting green.  The short distance for the course makes it an ideal course for walking .And although it is relatively flat there are plenty of sand traps and water hazards to challenge even the experienced golfer. 

Heather tees off on the first hole with the scenic Beaufort Mountains behind
   We were interested in seeing the condition of the course given the dry warm summer and the fairways indeed , are showing the lack of rain. We were told that Mulligan’s is on a well and only have enough water to cover the greens and the tee boxes. But since 6 of the 9 holes are par 3’s and if you expect to be on or near the green with your tee shot the brown fairways really don’t come into play that much. We found the greens to be in surprisingly good shape and look forward to trying the course again in the fall after the fairways green up a bit with the autumn rains and cooler temperatures. Still we had perfect weather conditions for our round with temperatures a pleasant 22 C with a light NE wind. The course is having a good season and you need to book ahead especially if you want a specific morning tee time.  For more information see: http://www.mulligansgolfcourse.com/   or phone 250-338-2440. 
The greens are in very good shape

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