- 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.
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Burnaby Day of Golf!
Do you work for the City of Burnaby? If yes, than sign up for the City of Burnaby Golf Tournament. It's easy! Just visit The Burnaby Mountain Golf Course Pro Shop, the Still Creek Works Yard or at the Parks Administration Office to purchase your ticket!
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!
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.
Our recent series on the Environmental Benefits of Turf Grass showed all the scientific reasons for keeping grass healthy and green. Golf Burnaby believes that the benefits of a healthy and well-maintained turf plant not only produces a great playing surface, but also provides environmental benefits to the community as well.
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)
Golf Burnaby endorses the research provided by the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation.
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.
<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>
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.