Dependent on Canadian golfers, isolated Point Roberts, Wash. course reopens after two years
Superintendent left on his own during shutdown
July 7, 2022 By Turf & Rec
The geographic anomaly known as Point Roberts, Wash., which is surrounded on three sides by the Strait of Georgia and the British Columbia border to the north, was left in a precarious situation during the COVID pandemic. With its commerce largely dependent upon Canadians, business suffered, including the Bald Eagle Golf Club, which recently opened for play following a two-year shutdown. The golf course had laid off its entire staff during the pandemic with the exception of its superintendent who, working with a limited budget, managed to keep the course alive. Golfers from B.C.’s Lower Mainland and from as far as Alberta are anxious to return the play the golf course.
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