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More golfers hitting the links in Elk Point this year

No Oilmen's tournament in 2020
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Too hot for golf? Close, but they were out there last Wednesday in 29-degree temperatures at the Elk Point Golf and Country Club, enjoying their favourite sport on a sun-filled afternoon. Vicki Brooker photo.

ELK POINT - Elk Point Golf and Country Club is having a busy year, with increased membership and a steady stream of golfers of all ages, including many families, taking to the course even on the hottest days last week. 

“Things are really going well,” golf club president Don Schultz said in a recent interview, noting that not only are golfers out on the course, “a lot are using the campground as well.”

The club, which operates the campground for the Town of Elk Point, offers a play-and-stay option, with a free night’s camping in one of the tree-lined campsites with power hookups for those who play 18 holes of golf. 

“We even have an overflow area that can accommodate units up to 36 feet long, and a group area to accommodate private functions.” 

The “really nice” nine-hole golf course has grass greens, with “lots of different kinds of holes, easy holes and challenging holes. It’s made for everybody,” Schultz said, adding that “it’s one of the most affordable courses around.” 

In addition to golf and camping, Elk Point Recreation Park includes ball diamonds, soccer fields, a playground for the youngsters and a fully functional clubhouse that not only welcomes golfers and non-golfers, “they will even deliver food to you out on the course,” he said. 

No Oilmen’s tournament in 2020 

Unfortunately, the course’s largest event of the year, the Elk Point Oilmen’s Golf Tournament, cannot be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. This will be the first year there has not been an Oilmen’s tournament since it started in 1983. 

“There are just too many rules for a group the size of the Oilmen’s tournament,” organizing committee member Brant Evans said. “But we’ll be back at it next year.”