The Chilliwack Golf & Country Club has joined the ranks of B.C.'s most prestigious clubs, winning the 2013 PGA of BC Facility of the Year Award.
The local club had been chosen as the Lower Mainland regional finalist, and was named facility of the year at the River Rock Resort in Richmond Wednesday, beating out Vancouver Island finalist Bear Mountain Golf Resort, North Kootenay finalist Copper Point Golf Club and Interior finalist Fairview Mountain Golf Club.
"We are very honoured and humbled for being recognized as the Golf Facility of the Year," Chilliwack Golf Club general manager, Bryan Ewart said. "Being recognized as the Lower Mainland representative was incredible enough and to now be recognized by the PGA of BC for the provincial award is very much an honour. Whenever you have such a strong list of nominees for an award such as this you don't really know what to expect as to the final outcome - it was a huge surprise to hear Chilliwack's name as the winner."
To win the PGA of BC Facility of the Year Award, clubs must provide a "distinguished, impressive and remarkable golf experience to its membership and/or the golfing public," be regarded as a first-class facility and have a record of hosting successful golf events.
The Chilliwack Golf & Country Club, a semi-private facility established in 1958, hosted several key provincial championships in 2013, including the BC Senior Women's Championship and the PGA of BC Assistants Championship. The club also holds the annual Chilliwack Men's Open in July and the Chilliwack Women's Open in September, two of the longest standing tournaments in the province.
"This award is very much a team award and would not have been possible without the dedication of an amazing management and service team here at the club." Ewart said.
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