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Alberta golf course to be cut in half for a year to accommodate much-needed renovations

Lac la Biche Golf Club to operate as nine-hole layout until at least fall of 2024

August 15, 2023  By Turf & Rec



A $4.5-million makeover of the Lac la Biche Golf Club in northeastern Alberta will force the closure of half the course for at least a year.

The municipal golf course will undergo several upgrades, including drainage, tee reconstruction, new greens irrigation, improvements to the greens and a wash bay for equipment.

The first phase of a master plan is scheduled for the front nine holes with work expected to be complete  by the fall of 2024.

Lac la Biche originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1958. It has become a busy place in recent years and is expected to be busier during its facelift as golfers will be confined to only nine holes.

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Over the years, the greens have become rounded and the smaller tees are hard-pressed to accommodate daily play. Additionally, the irrigation system is 30 years old and needs replacement.

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This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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