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Balmy February brings golfers out in droves to Vancouver’s municipal golf courses

Improved drainage has promoted drier playing conditions

February 14, 2024  By Turf & Rec

A warmer-than-normal February has drawn golfers out in droves to Vancouver’s city-owned golf courses.

Langara, Fraserview and McCleery have been at full capacity for this time of year as high winter temperatures have shattered records since late last month. The courses were forced to close for 10 days in January due to a cold snap.

Golfers have noted dry playing conditions, comparing them with “swampy” conditions traditionally experienced during this time of year. In addition to the higher temperatures, the normally wet conditions have been resolved by new drainage systems that cost the city about $3 million.

The system allows for excess storm water to be stored for use in drier conditions instead of going into storm sewers.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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