In the last three weeks, we have received approximately 180 mm of rain and so the course is saturated right now. We are seeing a little bit of disease pressure on some putting greens and throughout the course which is normal for this time of year and current weather conditions.
We are just wrapping up the irrigation work on #3 and will begin prepping to start work on #2 the week of Jan. 23. We are going to replace the irrigation on the first half of the hole and have the hole closed from the tee to the creek, players will tee off from across the creek.
At the same time, the CVRD will be doing some work on their trail bridge, and I have told them trail users could use our bridge for a couple of days when theirs is closed.
We have also begun to build the base for the forward tee on #10.
The pace is picking up as the club’s 75th anniversary year unfolds.
This week the 75th-anniversary legacy flagpole will be installed, and three flags unfurled, one of which is our new MBGC banner (below, right). This official dedication will take place on April 23, the original opening date of our course.
Also, two celebratory “feather” banners (right) will be installed this week, one on the first tee, and the second on the 10th.
Washroom renos start Jan. 3
The much-needed renovations to the main floor clubhouse washrooms will begin on Jan. 3, 2023, with expected completion by the end of March.The public bathrooms within the clubhouse will NOT BE IN USE DURING THIS TIME.Portable toilets will be in place on Jan. 3 outside the clubhouse for the project’s duration. The bathrooms on holes 8/9 and 13/14 will be open for use.The restaurant will be closed from Monday, Jan. 9 to Monday, Jan. 23, during which time the existing washroom floors will be jack hammered for new plumbing pipes and new concrete poured.
Due to main floor washroom renovations, the Canteen on the Green will be closed from Jan. 9-23.
Julie will be operating the Snack Shack daily from 11 am to 3 pm with cold beverages, hot coffee, a selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, baked goods, and snacks.
For golfers seeking refuge from the elements, Julie will keep the patio deck open with heaters available, so get your apres round snacks or beverages and head for the upper patio.
The entire interior of the second floor is closed to members and the public during this period, to allow for extensive cleaning. The board expects this extensive reno will be completed by the end of March.
We are now on Winter Rates for green fee players, from Nov 1 to March 31. $40 before noon, $30 after noon, and $25 all day for nine holes.
Cart path only. Lift, clean, and place if effect.
The Golf Course
Created in 1948, the par 71/73 Mount Brenton Golf Course is located in the scenic, historic town of Chemainus, Canada’s Mural Capital. With shaded fairways flanked by towering firs, the course also features willow, hemlock, maple, scotch and ponderosa pine, sequoia, cedar, dogwood and giant cottonwood. A challenge for every level of golfer, there are plenty of creeks to hurdle and ponds to circumvent. Maintained by an excellent grounds crew the fairways are lush, the greens are true and the sand is deep. An extensive drainage system also makes Mount Brenton one of the most playable golf courses year round on Vancouver Island. Book a tee time today and come and see for yourself.
The Canteen on the Green is open to members and the public from 11 am to 6 pm daily during high season. Shoulder season hours are noon-4 p.m. Call 250 324 0577 to make sure.
Takeout sandwiches are available for both golfers and the general public at both the Canteen and Snack Shack.
The Canteen is currently closed for clubhouse renovations. The Snack Shack is open 11-3 pm.
DoorDash will deliver takeout orders.
All prices include tax
Green Fee Rates For 2022 2023
Winter Season from Nov 1 to March 31
$40 before noon
$30 after noon.
$25 for nine holes
Power Cart Rentals:
Cart Rental 18 Hole $40
Cart Rental 9 Holes $35
Pull Cart Rentals:
Nine or 18 holes $5
Proposed Junior Rates
• Age 10-18 – all day $25
• (Under age 10 with adult; free after 3 pm