Golf Club upgrades
New cart paths will make course more accessible
The Grand Falls-Windsor Golf Club received a grant to help with upgrades to the facility.
GRAND FALLS-WINDOR, NL – Some much-needed upgrades are coming to the Grand Falls Golf Club in preparation for next year as the 2017 season came to an end Oct. 11.
The club is paying for these upgrades through an $41,000-grant it received from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) this past summer. The club must match the grant, so in total upgrades to the course will cost $82,000.
The club is putting in a new cart path that will lead carts closer to the t-box. Given the old cart path was actually a work road put in when work was happening on the back nine, the new, upgraded paths will accommodate members who are mobility challenged.
The Grand Falls Golf Club has 20 members who are over 75 and one member who is 91 years old.
The club will also receive heat and air-conditioning units to help regulate the temperature in the steel building. The hall at the course is used yearround for different functions from meetings to weddings. In summer the building gets quite hot and in winter, quite cold; these units will regulate those seasonal temperatures making for a more enjoyable space, said club executive director Mike Browne.
“It’s going full tilt all year round, and that will (improve) the experience here,” he said. “We’ve got thousands of people coming to the golf club every summer, either to play golf or for functions. This will certainly improve the experience.”
Money will also be spent redoing the parking lot in class A, resurfacing the members’ cart corral, and purchasing some new equipment.
“The course equipment is getting a bit older,” said Browne.
The club will purchase a spreader and an over seeder – two big pieces of equipment important for maintaining the course, explained Browne.
Upgrades to the cart path at Grand Falls Golf Club.
The Grand Falls Golf Club has received an ACOA grant to pay for course upgrades. Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame MP Scott Simms (middle) visited the club this past summer to present the grant to club executive director Mike Brown (left) and club president Dr. Doug Evans.