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Langara Golf Course – the oldest public golf course in BC – celebrates its 90th birthday on June 26

June 23 2016

“The 18-hole championship golf course has a long and storied history in BC. It cost 50 cents for a round of golf in 1926, making the formerly elite game of golf accessible to everyone,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.

Langara Golf Course

Langara Golf Course – the oldest public golf course in British Columbia – is celebrating its 90th birthday this weekend!

On Sunday, June 26 at noon on the first tee, Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung and BC Golf House Society historian Mike Riste will speak about Langara’s history and acknowledge some Park Board employees, including a 90-year old course marshall.

Dress up and win prizes

Regularly posted green fees will apply with tee times starting at 6:00am. Play a round of golf in your vintage 1920s golf attire and you could win prizes like 26 rounds of golf ($1,500 value), and a 1926 golf bag and set of seven hickory clubs.

All about Langara Golf Course and its natural setting

Langara, along with Fraserview and McCleery golf courses, is owned and managed by the Vancouver Park Board.

Langara Golf Course was built in 1926 by the Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation under the supervision of Vernon Macan, a golf architect who laid out many courses in BC. Since then, the course has undergone several renovations.

The contoured, tree-lined fairways are easy to walk and make this challenging par-71 course appealing to players of all levels.

The course is surrounded by a popular walking and jogging trail. Bird houses, bat houses, and mason bee condos have been installed at Langara and the Park Board’s two other championship courses – Fraserview and McCleery – to increase biodiversity. Bats are a major insect controller, while birds and bees pollinate local plants and trees.

Langara Golf Course also has an underground aquifer for watering the greens. During times of water shortage, Park Board water trucks come to fill up to water young street trees.

Langara, Fraserview, and McCleery are certified with the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.

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