GPS technology now available when you rent a golf cart!

  • Hole yardage displayed to front, middle and back of greens.
  • Messages from the Golf Shop for weather alerts and pace of play status updates.
  • Warning signals and potential cart shut down when entering restricted areas of the golf course such as green surrounds, tees, rough terrain and parking lots. If you hear this warning signal, you'll need to remove your cart from these restricted areas.

We expect this technology to enhance the enjoyment of your round through improved information and safety features. You should also experience improved course conditions as a result of reduced wear around around greens.

Support us today as we improve golf for tomorrow. 

Pitch & Putt Update

Central Park will re-open for the season on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 16th and Kensington is already open for play (weather depending). Due to rapidly changing weather this time of year, please call Burnaby Mountain @ 604 280-7355 or Riverway at 604 280-4653 for current updates. Thank you for your patience during this period of inclement weather!

Tee It Up All Year Long

A top concern for many golf courses throughout the Lower Mainland revolves around the control of water. For an approximate three-month period, from July to September, adding water to the turf through an in-ground irrigation system is critical for dry summer conditions. On average, from November to March, the Lower Mainland experiences more than 1,000 millimeters (about 3.5 feet) of rain fall. Unfortunately, the sheer quantity of this water overpowers the natural drainage of most soil. Therefore, removing water from soil is very important to maintaining optimal playing conditions and a healthy turfgrass.

Aeration Education

Deep-tine Aeration

This is an example of deep-tine aeration using solid pencil tines. This method of aeration produces minimal surface disruption to putting greens. Greens are completely playable immediately after application.

What: Aeration is a mechanical disruption to the surface/subsurface of the turf where the disruption creates an avenue for water and air to move freely.

Why: Like people, turf survives on oxygen. And as the name implies, aeration helps to circulate air and the absorption of water in the soil. Air and water are necessary to keeping turf healthy. Without aeration, greens would be soft, spongy and waterlogged all winter. (See before and after photos below)

Environmental Benefits of Turf Grass

Golf Burnaby endorses the research provided by the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation. 

Reduces Runoff
Turf grasses slow down the speed and reduce the force of flowing water. This benefits the groundwater reserves because it's absorbed in the soil. Sediment that has been picked up by the water is always trapped within the stand of turf grass. This prevents many of the pollutants and other chemicals that rain water gathers from ending back in our water system. Instead, the pollutants enter the soil where they are broken down safely. 

Golf Course Improvements: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Fallen trees after the windstorm

<p>In August 2015, a freak windstorm devastated the Lower Mainland and blew down thousands of trees, including those that inhabit the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Seeing the damage done, and the amount of clean-up that was needed, we chose to see the windstorm as an opportunity to aesthetically improve the area surrounding the 16th and 17th green. The cottonwoods that had once overgrown the creek following 16 and 17 holes had fallen during the windstorm, opening up the greens for improvement.</p>

New Tee Decks

Burnaby Golf’s operations statement is “Support us today as we improve golf for tomorrow". It's based on a desire to continuously make our golf courses better. Our goal is to ensure that your playing experience is always a good one. In order to accomplish our goal we have initiated a Golf Course Improvement Plan. Over the years we have paved cart paths, installed over 150 km of drainage,  and redesigned and developed our sand bunkers, among many other improvements. 

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