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City moves ahead with Phase 3 of golf course enhancements

The City of Cold Lake is moving ahead with further enhancements at the Cold Lake Golf Course and Winter Club.

COLD LAKE - As spring arrives, and the snow starts to melt, golfers across the region are anxious to get back on the fairways. Golfers who head to the Cold Lake Golf Course and Winter Club later this summer will see more enhancements at the course as the City of Cold Lake continues to move ahead with a multi-year project. 

Phase 3 enhancements at the golf course come with a price tag of $30,000, and will focus on Holes #4, #5, #10 and a bunker on #7 and work will be starting in early summer, according to information from the City. 

“The work will be done one bunker at a time, with a temporary green being used on the hole that is being worked on,” reads information released earlier this month. 

The overall enhancement project at the golf course began in 2021, with a focus on bunker renovations. 

“The work included renovations of existing bunkers and playability of the course,” according to the City. 

So far, work has been done on several bunkers, including Holes #1, #2, #3, #6, #7 and #8.  

“The improvements have made it easier for the maintenance department to get mechanical equipment in, making maintaining the bunkers more efficient. Work has also been done on drainage and the sand has been replaced,” according to the City. 

The municipality says that from the players’ perspectives, the results of the work have been positive. 

“We, along with the staff at the club, have received numerous compliments regarding the renovations,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “Many of the long-standing members who have been around for a while, are happy to see the improvements on the course, with several saying the course is now shaping up to be back where it was and is a pleasure to play.”   

Phase 3 work should take about two weeks to complete. 

“The project was awarded to Urlacher’s Construction, who are working with the club’s maintenance people to reduce any impact these renovations will have on play,” said the mayor. “From what I understand, there may be a slight modification in the hole sequence, but overall, anyone who comes out to play this summer will still have a great round.” 

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