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.
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.)
It is a good idea to book a tee time.
Call (306) 627-3419