Course’s front nine reopens - Metro US

Course’s front nine reopens

Shaganappi Point Golf Course is showing off its changes in reopening the front nine after it was shut down last year to accommodate the LRT construction.

The biggest changes include about 300 full-grown trees moving back onto the course, which sports a new peninsula green on hole 1, while hole 2 has been shortened.

“We’re getting used to it,” said Jackie, who golfs every week at the course.

“The first couple holes are a little more challenging, but all-in-all, it’s nice.”

In the water hazard on the first hole, it’s easy to see many golfers have already lost their drives to the new changes.

The course, which is run by the City of Calgary, is one of the city’s oldest courses and is celebrating its 80th birthday this year.

The city says while the stoppage was necessary to widen Bow Trail in preparation for the LRT, the redesign was meant to maintain playability and overall character of the course.

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