RADIUM, October 7, 2014 – The Radium Resort today revealed plans for significant renovations and improvements this Fall as part of a major multi-year refurbishment program to transform the Resort and Springs golf courses.
The Springs Course will see its first, ninth and eighteenth holes completely redone – including reshaping, resodding, new bunkering, and planting of additional trees. On all other holes tee boxes will be refurbished or constructed to provide golfers with five tee box options on each hole. All the refurbishments will be overseen by the original designer of the course, Les Furber of Canmore, Alberta. Finally, The Springs clubhouse renovation will begin to give golfers a more open feeling and better views of the stunning property in a brighter and more modern designed dining room.
The Resort Course, will see a new green on the first hole, the reintroduction of the elevated tees on the second, and the entire front nine of the course rerouted to provide golfers with signature views of the area and enhanced playability.
“The course changes represent a significant investment in the two of B.C.’s premier golf properties, and are expected to be done in time for Opening Day in Spring 2015”, said golf course architect Les Furber. “It is an honour to return to refurbish and enhance what we started close to 30 years ago”.
As part of the changes planned for the golf courses, the golf courses will also enter into a strategic alliance with True Key Hotels & Resorts (managers of Bighorn Meadows Resort), providing guests enhanced benefits including premier accommodation, exclusive green fees and enhanced group functions. The Radium Resort Hotel closed at the end of this season and will remain so permanently.
“We’re excited about working with the True Key Hotels & Resorts and Bighorn Meadows to provide golfers with an enhanced and attractive package that will include modern accommodation, golf at either course and a shuttle service to and from”, said Gary W. Goetsch, Managing Director of Radium Resort.
“The strategic alliance with the Springs and Resort Golf Courses will allow us to provide a complete complement of services to our customers”, remarked Michael Anderson, President of True Key Hotels & Resorts. “Better options for golf, weddings, meetings and food & beverage will now be available to everyone who stays at Bighorn Meadows Resort”.
Bighorn and Radium Resort will be contacting all guests who have booked events in 2015 at the Radium Resort to make superior arrangements.