Please note that Central Park will not open until 8:00am on Wednesday, September 2nd due to a maintenance issue. We apologize for this inconvenience.
This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain Senior Men’s Golf Club. For half a century our friendly group of 190 gentlemen from various walks of life have been enjoying the warm comradery of each other’s company while playing golf together at the beautiful Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Thinking of joining us? Please visit our website at www.bmsmgc.ca for more information about our vibrant club, its history, our memories, and the membership application process.
For most golfers, going to the driving range is the only way they can improve their game. While this is true and time well spent, we can make our time practicing more productive if we have a clear understanding of what our outcomes are after each golf shot. By using the poles at the end of the range as our guide, we can start to get a clear picture of whether or not we would have hit the fairway or green, or missed and hit the ball into the rough or trees. As a guide, here are the distances right or left of your target and this is where you would be if your golf ball traveled one pole right or left.
100 yard shot - 5.5 yards right or left
150 yard shot - 8.5 yards right or left
200 yard shot - 11 yards right or left
250 yards - 14 yards right or left
- Due to physical distancing, limited tee times are available.
- Signage and ground markings in place to promote physical distancing and to control the traffic flow.
- Online booking of tee times.
- Tap payment, loyalty passes and driving range cards encouraged.
- Golfers to remain in parking lot until 15 minutes before their tee time.
- Controlled number of guests permitted inside the golf shop.
- Self-servicing of scorecards isno longer permitted.
- Power carts are single rider with the exception of the power carts with dividers installed.
- Rakes, water stations and ball washers have been removed.
- The "flag stick" must remain in the hole at all times.
- Rental clubs are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
- Driving range scpacing is 10+ feet apart.
Short Game Practice Areas
Our Putting and Chipping areas are now open at both Burnaby Mountain and Riverway Golf Courses.
We encourage all patrons to come on down and practice their short games. You will notice a yellow rope dividing the area into sections. We do ask people to follow some simple rules.
• We have create stations at both the practice areas and we ask that only 1 person be inside each station at a time.
• You must stay inside your station and not hit shots from anywhere else.
• As there are limited spots we may enforce time limits. So please be mindful of your time while using the practice areas.
Thank you for your patronage and we will see you at the Golf Course soon!
Golf Burnaby’s PGA of Canada Golf Professionals are committed to providing a safe environment for students.
Please familiarize yourselves with these protocols for your safety and ours:
The Golf Courses, Driving Ranges, and Pitch & Putts will re-open May 1st!
Due to social distancing protocols, limited tee times will be available. Please check our Book a Tee Time page for important updates! Thank you!
At this time all practice areas will remain closed until further notice.
The most common reaction when hitting the ball fat is to move the ball back in your stance. Short term gain or what some would consider a Band-Aid. We recommend you try moving the ball forward and this may give you the answer you are looking for.
What does it mean to hit the ball Fat?
Hitting the ball fat is when you hit the ground before the ball and as a result you have grass and dirt get between the club and the ball. The result to your performance is you lose distance.
If we asked you what your 150-yard club is, would you be able to give us a confident answer? How about if we asked you to perform that shot now on the golf course. Would you still be as confident in that answer?
If you do not know your yardages when you play, you'll face two issues:
- You can hit a perfect shot and come up short or long from your target.
- You can feel unsure of your shot during your swing, which results in poor execution. You need to trust what you are doing to perform at your best.
Each year we are lucky enough to be able to grow the game of golf in Burnaby. Right now our instructor are bringing golf directly into Elementary Schools and the children are having a blast learning during the process.