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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.


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.


This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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