Vancouver Parks Golf Giveaway

Comments 94 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being more familiar with the local pitch & putt courses than anything else, over the last few months I’ve had the chance to branch out and explore Fraserview Golf Course, one of three courses run by Vancouver Parks Golf.

Golf at Fraserview

Location: 7800 Vivian Drive
Features: Par 72, driving range, home of the The Golf Institute, lessons available, pro shop
Green fees: Starting at $15.75 and going up to $63.00 depending on date and time of play
Twitter: @VPGFraserview

Location: 7188 MacDonald Street
Features: Par 71/21, driving range, lessons available, pro shop, Golf Academy
Green fees: Starting at $14.75 and going up to $59.00 depending on date and time of play
Twitter: @VPGMcCleery

Location: 6706 Alberta Street
Features: Par 71, pro shop, clubhouse
Green fees: Starting at $13.75 and going up to $55.00 depending on date and time of play
Twitter: @VPGLangara

In 2004 all three courses received designation as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries recognizing their high environmental standards. Birds chirping and dive-bombing worms, squirrels scurrying, and curious (but harmless) coyotes are on the prowl among native plant species and thick groves of trees.

Vancouver Parks Golf has also recently announced a partnership with the Vancouver Golf Tour and will be hosting the Vancouver City Open this September. They have also committed to running The First Tee program along with the Vancouver YMCA. This is the first of its kind in Western Canada that helps get children and youth involved with golf.

In order to get more local out on the links this season (which will hopefully dry out nicely toward the end of the month) Vancouver Parks Golf has kindly offered up a round of golf at Fraserview for one lucky reader and three friends. I’m launching the contest today in order to build some momentum for Father’s Day as I’m thinking this could make a great gift.

Golf at Fraserview

Here’s how to enter to win a day of golf for four at Fraserview:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Enter to win a round of golf at @VPGFraserview from @Miss604

    I will draw a winner at random from all entries in one week, on June 11th.

    Update Thank you to everyone for entering the contest. I have drawn a winner at random and it’s Tricia (comment on June 6th), congratulations! Hopefully you can all have the chance to get out to a Vancouver Parks Golf course this summer regardless.

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    94 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. JanFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:21pm PDT

      This is great! I’ve tried the driving range at Fraserview and I know my boyfriend and his dad would love a day of golf there.

    2. DomFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:24pm PDT

      Great prize Rebecca. I’ve always wanted to try Fraserview. Count me in please.

    3. LoraineFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:27pm PDT

      Looking forward to playing again!

    4. RoshenaFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      Sounds like fun!

    5. Jeremy VFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      Never played this course and I would love to, hope i win

    6. FlorenceFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:34pm PDT

      I’ve only been to the Fraserview driving range and would love to try the golf course! Photos look great, and I read about the YMCA program from the Y’s website too 🙂

    7. TracyFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:34pm PDT

      I’d love to play!

    8. ChrisFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      Sounds Great. I’ve always wanted to play a full course of golf. Pick me please!

    9. JeffFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 2:47pm PDT

      One of my favourite courses in the Lower Mainland. Great track!

    10. NicoleFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 3:46pm PDT

      Enter me please!

    11. loriFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:05pm PDT

      What a great prize! 😀

    12. AnnaFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:09pm PDT

      oh I’ve never tried to play golf before but I’m willing to try 😉 thx 4 the contest

    13. AlFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:15pm PDT

      I live next to one but haven’t gone!

    14. Michael AllisonFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:26pm PDT

      Great contest. I want to win!

    15. nance428Friday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:34pm PDT

      could really use some free golf away from the office.

    16. MarkFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:35pm PDT

      Fraserview is definitely the best of the city courses. I’ve played it a few times, and would love to play it again (for free of course!).

    17. Rick OrlandoFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:59pm PDT

      Very intriguing contest! I want to win!

    18. MichelleFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 5:20pm PDT

      Yikes. I haven’t played golf since I moved to Vancouver.. so I would so need to hit a driving range first.. but when I last played.. w/only 1-2 lessons was hitting my 3-wood ~250-300.. AND I’ve done Pilates training for golfers.. great (possibly best) cross-training for golf!
      That is also SO very cool about the YMCA program.. the more ways we can can make various forms of fitness/sport available to kids.. the better.
      Thx for this contest!

    19. TylerFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 6:13pm PDT

      Oh what a fun thing I can do with my dad and brother!

      Consider me entered!

    20. Jason BakerFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 8:17pm PDT

      This would be an awesome father’s day gift to give not only to my father, but allow a friend and his father to enjoy as well. What a great day on the course this would be!

      I’ve never played any of those three courses but would absolutely love to!

    21. KanaFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 8:21pm PDT

      My father’s favourite driving range… Fraserview!

    22. SamFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 8:30pm PDT

      Fraserview is the best public golf course in the city!

    23. NormFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 8:35pm PDT

      Fraserview is where I finally figured out the game of golf —

      hit the ball hard, straight, and not too often!

    24. GaryFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 8:52pm PDT

      Although I always have trouble at the drawbridge at Dracula’s Castle, I would welcome more of a challenge.

    25. willFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 10:05pm PDT

      haven’t gone in a while. would be nice!!

    26. JanFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 10:32pm PDT

      I live by Fraserview but have never played there. It would be a nice opportunity.

    27. EdSaturday, June 5th, 2010 — 3:08pm PDT

      I’ve still never played a full 18 hole course.

    28. ChrisSaturday, June 5th, 2010 — 5:20pm PDT

      I’ve never golfed at Fraserview, but have had a number of opportunities to do so rained out. I should check it out some day.

      More importantly, I think you just helped me overcome blogger’s block – at least for one post.

    29. joSaturday, June 5th, 2010 — 5:31pm PDT

      I love par three! It is the best part of summer. Fraserview is one course I have not played and would love to!

    30. Nathan TippeSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 11:32am PDT

      I have yet to play Fraserview, but I’ve heard great things! Thanks for the contest!

    31. AmySunday, June 6th, 2010 — 12:13pm PDT

      Would love the chance to try a real golf course, instead of the regular pitch and putts!

    32. KarenSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 12:27pm PDT

      Sounds great!

    33. TriciaSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 1:28pm PDT

      Just picked up golf a few months ago… I’d love to win a round of golf, but I’ll probably go to Fraserview sometime this summer regardless 🙂

    34. TeresaSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 6:08pm PDT

      I would love to play.

    35. JohnSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 9:30pm PDT

      I would like to play some golf !

    36. LindaSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 10:03pm PDT

      What a great idea for Father’s day!!! Would love to try it with family.

    37. MicaelaSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 11:40pm PDT

      My hubby would love this!

    38. JodiMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 9:27am PDT

      would love to try this course.

    39. JewelsMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 9:37am PDT

      some sunshine and some golf are a great pair in vancouver 🙂

    40. TeresaMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 11:59am PDT

      My boyfriend would love this!

    41. ScottMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 12:00pm PDT

      I’ve never been to Fraserview before, thanks for posting about it. So close, yet never seen.

    42. CameronMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 12:04pm PDT

      Sounds great! I’d love to win.

    43. JanetMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 12:29pm PDT

      Great give away for Father’s Day. Thanks

    44. JeannaMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 1:02pm PDT

      Thanks for the info & the opportunity to win a day out with daddy…

    45. Jeannie SchmirlerMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 1:13pm PDT

      Jeannie I have loved the game of golf for over 40 years now and never get discourage from the game. Playing at different golf courses presents a constant challlenge.Fraseview Golf Course is awesome and I would love to play there once again.

    46. AllisonMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      Like Janet said…awesome fathers day gift.

    47. RobMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

      Would love a round of golf!

    48. McKenzieMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT

      Hey this is a great prize…definatley an awesome course…..count me in!!!!!!!

    49. TriciaMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      FORE! Only golfed once this year, hoping for dryer conditions and a great fathers day gift. Fraserview is a great public course that is well maintained and good for entry and intermediate level golfers.

    50. HollyMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 9:48pm PDT

      I am trying to get myself out on 18 hole course more often.

    51. SGPMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 9:55pm PDT

      I love golf!

    52. robynMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 10:52pm PDT

      Wow just found miss 604 and I like it.Keep up great blogging

    53. ariaTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:38am PDT

      Love to golf!

    54. RoseTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:39am PDT

      What a great father’s day gift this would be!

    55. ALOTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:41am PDT

      A day at golf beats any day at the office.

    56. peteTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:45am PDT

      I love to support the Parks Board golf courses!

    57. P LoTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:50am PDT

      I was good at pitch and putt. Now it’s time to upgrade.

    58. PeterTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:50am PDT

      Love to support the Parks Board courses!

    59. YingTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:52am PDT

      Sounds great!

    60. ariTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:55am PDT

      how lovely

    61. ayloTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:58am PDT

      a game of skill, concentration, conversation, relaxation….and more

    62. PCTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 8:00am PDT

      Most challenging game to perfect!

    63. KarenTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 12:28pm PDT

      I hope I win!

    64. RachelTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

      This would be a great Father’s Day gift for my dad!

    65. t kingTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 3:07pm PDT


    66. BrendaTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 4:00pm PDT

      Golfing! Nice!

    67. JeanieTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 4:53pm PDT

      Fun 🙂

    68. aceyTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 6:48pm PDT

      Golf is a good walk spoiled! Nah, just kidding, it’s not always that bad 🙂

    69. Richard NeumanTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:03pm PDT

      These are some nice courses. Great contest!

    70. DaveTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 7:28pm PDT


    71. AretaTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 8:41pm PDT

      Here’s my entry!

    72. LauraTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 9:10pm PDT

      Wow! That would make a great father’s day gift!

    73. KatieTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 11:08pm PDT

      Would love to win tickets to this

    74. FawnWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 7:56am PDT

      Another great contest Miss 604.

    75. LanaWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 2:02pm PDT

      I love McCleery!

    76. Veronica HeringerThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 10:22am PDT

      Mr. Ames will be really happy if I win this prize!
      Great contest, Rebecca

    77. Gareth LockhartThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

      Golfed Fraserview in Feb. it was beautiful then, even better if I win and play in July!

    78. StefanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:53pm PDT

      Haven’t ever played this course before, but would love to give it a try!

    79. PeterFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:47am PDT

      Great public courses across the lower mainland. This is one I’ve not played, yet!

    80. DanaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:48am PDT

      “I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.” “You eat pieces of shit for breakfast? Gross!”

      – Happy Gilmore

    81. LukeFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:54am PDT

      This is a great contest, thanks for the opportunity.

    82. CadiFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:55am PDT

      All these great prizes here! Who wouldn’t want to enter! Bring on the Sun, Bring on the Golf!

    83. Chris BreikssFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:56am PDT

      I would love to win a round of golf and had a great round at Langara last week! We sometimes look for a Friday 4th. @chrisbreikss on Twitter

    84. Kathy PettigrewFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:58am PDT

      Would love to win this for my husband!!!

    85. Marc SmithFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:59am PDT

      Had fun golfing with you at Fraserview already. Perhaps we’ll golf together again 🙂

    86. RanelleFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:04am PDT

      Golfing is fun 🙂

    87. Steve Woodall – Vancouver Tour GuyFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:10am PDT

      I’m a big fan of Fraserview. Great course, very easy to get a tee time and super friendly staff!

    88. Ryan MFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:13am PDT

      I’m the worst golfer I know so I could really use the practice. Cool idea!!!

    89. TiffanyFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:14am PDT

      This sounds great! My fiance LOVES to golf!

    90. TylerFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:18am PDT

      I think Vancouver Parks Golf has many courses that are very affordable and yet offer a quality course to play.

    91. Christine CampbellFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:31am PDT

      I don’t golf a lot but Fraserview is the location of my best golf story: during a twilight round we were followed by a pack of coyotes. They kept and eye on us from the trees for the last 5 holes, perhaps to make sure we left their domain when we were done?

    92. JesseFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:34am PDT

      Fantastic course, great deals, 15 minutes from downtown – unbeatable. Great contest Rebecca and great website! Thanks for keeping Vancity informed!

    93. BrentFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:25am PDT

      Your blog is one of my favorites. Keep up the entertaining and informative work! I also like golf.

    94. Kelly HFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:31am PDT

      Golf nothing better!!! I ready to win!

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