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Warm Weather Allows The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort to Open Early
May 13, 2013: Front Nine Open for Play on Saturday, May 18

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Sun Peaks, BC (May 13, 2013) - The front nine holes of The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort will be open for play on Saturday, May 18, just in time for the long weekend.
Due to recent above average temperatures, B.C.’s highest elevation course is able to open its front nine holes two weeks earlier than anticipated. The back nine holes and the driving range will open as scheduled on Saturday, June 1, weather permitting.
“We deal with much larger amounts of snow than other courses in the region,” says Anne Haight, director of sales and marketing with Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “The recent warmer weather has allowed us to speed up our opening quite a bit.

“Golf superintendent Keith Lyall and his crew have done a fantastic job caring for the course through the winter months.”
The course will be open to pass holders and the public with nine holes offered for an introductory price of $30. Conditions will be spring-like with no carts permitted. There will be limited on-course supervision, provided by maintenance staff.
Golf activities will be run through Guest Services in the Village Day Lodge until the Sun Peaks Resort Pro Shop opens for the summer season in June. Call 250-578-5474 to book a tee time.
Designed by Graham Cooke, the par 72 course runs through the valley and provides spectacular views of the surrounding Tod, Sundance and Morrisey mountains. Located at 1200 metres above sea level, it’s British Columbia’s highest elevation course, meaning golf balls fly farther and higher mountain air provides cooler summer days.

Best Buy Combo Season Passes are availale until May 31. Buy a Full Play Golf Pass and save $200 on your 2013-14 (adult) Alpine Season Pass.

About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       
For further information please contact:
Anne Haight
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sun Peaks Resort
office: 250-578-5405
Brandi Schier
Media & Marketing Coordinator
Tourism Sun Peaks
office: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633
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