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Sure, it may have snowed in parts of Southwest Saskatchewan today. That doesn’t matter, I am getting antsy to find my way onto a golf course and see if my slice miraculously cured itself over the winter months. Obviously I am not a die hard, or I would have been on the course already this year. Regardless, I do enjoy hitting the course throughout the summer.

I am waiting until I can get to the course at Lac Pelletier Regional Park before I pull out the clubs. That’s where I learned how to golf about 4 years ago. I don’t know why, but it is where I always have my first game of the season.

I chose Pelletier as my learning course for three reasons:

1) It was close to Swift Current and used to visit the park a lot during the summer months.

2) It is a very learner friendly course. The club house and other golfers are typically friendly and forgiving.

3) It is also affordable. A round of golf and a shared cart rental is only $32 (plus the cost of the season pass to the Regional Park).

The Lac Pelletier Regional Park Golf Course is a 9-hole par 35 golf course with watered fairways and grass greens. There is a driving range for practice and club and cart rentals. Like all good club houses, it is licensed.

This is a view from the 9th hole. My favourite. Knock on wood, but I often have my best drives from here. My one complaint about the course is that the 1st hole starts so close to the clubhouse the self-conscious amongst us, that would be me, feel like we are being watched a little to closely by all the regular golfers enjoying a post-game beer.

Good to know:

There is a nasty hill for the carts on hole #9. It has now been paved with asphalt.

How go get there:

If you are starting from Swift Current, drive south on Highway 4, approximately 20 minutes. Turn right onto a secondary highway 343, there is signage for Lac Pelletier Regional Park. The highway is narrow and has a lot of weekend traffic so drive with caution. At the bottom of the valley turn left towards the park access. Follow this map.

Good to know:

There tends to be a lot of pedestrians and children at the lake. Please drive with caution and obey the speed limits.

Gotta Go:

Make sure you pee in the clubhouse. Although there are washrooms on the course, they are sparse. (Can someone please remind me which hole the washrooms are on.)

Contact information:

It is a good idea to book a tee time.

Call (306) 627-3419

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