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GolfBC Announces Acquisition of New Management Contract
14th July, 2017
Vancouver, B.C. July, 2017 – GolfBC Group, Western Canada's largest golf course owner & operator, announces the addition of the Blue Ocean Golf Club’s management contract to its portfolio of 12 courses throughout BC and Maui.
Effective immediately, GolfBC Group has assumed a management role with Blue Ocean Golf Club in Sechelt, B.C., and has appointed Ken Langdon to lead their operations. Ken, a Class A golf professional with the PGA of Canada and formerly Olympic View Golf Club’s Sales and Events Manager, brings his professionalism, authenticity and passion for success to his new role as Interim General Manager at Blue Ocean Golf Club effective July 1, 2017.
At this time, Blue Ocean Golf Club will not be part of GolfBC’s existing rewards or gift card programs, but evaluations are underway to determine the feasibility of implementing a reciprocal golf agreement for GolfBC members and cardholders. As more information on this becomes available, it will be communicated in the monthly GolfBC eNews (register at www.golfbc.com/special_offers/enews).
“GolfBC is committed to the golf operations at Blue Ocean and working towards improving the overall golf experience. This is our first Management opportunity and we are very happy to be involved with such an exciting project,” said Andy Hedley, GolfBC’s vice president of operations. “Philanthropy is a large focus for our company, and we fully support Blue Ocean’s passion for their Community Event Fundraisers, including their latest event involving the Sechelt Hospital Foundation. We look forward to helping Blue Ocean continue its long-term partnership with Sechelt, the Sechelt First Nation, and the Sunshine Coast in embracing and supporting economic growth, jobs and an exceptional tourism experience for their visitors,” he added.
Blue Ocean Golf Club - part of the Blue Ocean International Golf Resort, a member of Edison & Mira Group - is located in Sechelt, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Blue Ocean is a championship par 72 course with tees ranging from 5,351 to 6,553 yards, and is home to a golf academy with professional golf instruction and practice areas. The Blue Ocean Grill Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and hosts numerous weddings and golf tournaments throughout the season. More information can be found on its website at www.blueoceangolf.ca.
Vancouver-based GolfBC is a golf and resort management and investment company committed to defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of eight championship golf courses in British Columbia, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Furry Creek (near Lions Bay), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill), a 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon), and the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club on Maui, Hawaii. For information on GolfBC, visit www.golfbc.com.