Public Golf Courses: Are They Future Park Land Banks?

In the 21st century question the use of golf courses in public ownership. In 2018 Vancouver’s three public golf courses brought in ten million dollars in revenue annually, with the Langara Golf course the weakest “link” at bringing in 25 percent of that revenue. Sandy James Planner

Mayoral candidates Ken Sim and Kennedy Stewart duck a second debate.

No…make that “duck a third debate”, neither candidate replied to an invitation from the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods. Failure by Vancouver mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart to participate leads CVN to cancel debate September 19 (Mon)

“The Role of Golf Courses in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management”

It’s time to pause and reevaluate some perceptions of golf courses. With its emphasis on exercise and sociability, golf attracts an especially diverse population, highly representative of Vancouver residents as a whole. Golf courses are city gems that offer sizeable open spaces and naturalized areas that are important to the sustenance of the city’s urban forest and wildlife. All Park Board golf courses are Audubon certified. This co-operative sanctuary program helps the golf course staff protect the environment.

Urban golf courses are biodiversity oases. Opening them up puts that at risk”

A growing realization that golf courses provide biodiversity oases in cities is causing municipalities to reconsider repurposing the land for other uses.

The Golf Course Scorecard

The Back Nine

How Well Did They Shoot – Park Board Commissioners Golf Score Card

The Front Nine

August 27, 2022

THE GOLF SCORE CARD (Courtesy of British Columbia Golf)

August 26, 2022

Golf Friendly Candidates Running for Park Board

Read the Biographies of Trish Barker and Kumi Kimura who have announced their candidacy for Vancouver Park Board in the Oct 2022 Municipal Elections. Both candidates support the continued use of Langara as a golf course.

April 22, 2022: Golf fitness in the walk

Carrying clubs uses only about 93 more calories than using a cart, though it may feel like more

April 2, 2022: BC Golf Receives Inaugural Delivering on Diversity Award

On May 10, 2021 — British Columbia Golf was recognized for their strides towards lowering barriers and enhancing accessibility for golfers across the province.

April 2, 2022: Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses

In 2003 & 2004 McCleery, Langara and Fraserview Golf Courses were designated as  Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. The first courses in Canada to receive this prestigious designation.

Feb 16, 2022: Reimagining Golf – John Gordon

Feb 3, 2022: Toronto City Council approves improved operating model for City golf courses

Oct 14, 2021: ‘Abolish park board’: Ken Sim makes first campaign pledge of 2022 election

Vancouver councillor blasts ‘highly inappropriate’ motion from mayor to convert Langara Golf Course into public park

Local golfer gathers support for Langara Golf Course

Vancouver’s Langara Golf Course to be considered for other uses

It’s either golf or housing – not both – in this Vancouver neighbourhood

Vancouver Park Board to re-open third Vancouver golf course