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B.C.’s Phase 3 restart plan helped boost golf by 500 per cent in July, August

Pandemic had silver lining for golf in Kamloops


November 11, 2020
By Turf & Rec

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Tourism in British Columbia this year took a significant hit with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But it wasn’t a complete disaster. Destination golf revenues were up 107 per cent, according to Tourism Kamloops. At the beginning of the pandemic, bookings were off substantially, but then ballooned by about 500 per cent in July and August once the province entered the third phase of its restart plan. The increase was a comparison to 2019 numbers during the same two months.

Golf has turned out to be one of the few bright spots during the COVID-19 pandemic in an otherwise bleak economy. Most golf courses across Canada have reported healthy numbers this year in rounds played, lessons provided and membership purchases.

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