City of Kelowna finds new operator for Shadow Ridge Golf Course

City bought the golf course in January as part of its long-term land-use plan for the nearby Kelowna airport.

A new operator has been found for the Shadow Ridge Golf Course by the City of Kelowna

The City of Kelowna has signed to a five-year lease agreement with a Lower Mainland company to operate a local golf course the city bought earlier this year.

The city and Monaghan Golf Group signed the agreement for Monaghan to lease and operate the Shadow Ridge Golf Course, on Bulman Road near the Kelowna International Airport.

Course operations will be passed over to the new operator Nov. 1 at the end of the 2016 golf season.

The City bought the course in January 2016, in support of its long-term land use strategy for nearby airport.

“Members can continue to expect the same great experience at Shadow Ridge,” said Tom Monaghan, president of the Monaghan Golf Group.

“We’re completing on-site training with the current team to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.”

In May, city staff started a process it said was aimed at attracting as many “high quality” bidders as possible to run the golf course. All bids had to be submitted by June 17.

Of five complete bids, Monaghan Golf Group was chosen because the company is highly experienced and is considered by city hall to be a qualified golf course management company, that manages several high quality courses in the Lower Mainland.

“Our intention is to see the golf course operate as long as it’s feasible,” said Sam Samaddar, airport director.

“Shadow Ridge is a great recreational opportunity for our citizens and we want to ensure its success continues.”

Membership, rates and amenities will remain unchanged as operations transition to Monaghan Golf Group for the 2017 season, said the city.


Just Posted

Accident reported at Hwy 97C exit

Police was searching a nearby field but left after 30 minutes

Get rid of the kids for spring break

Check out the Okanagan Heritage Museum and Kelowna Art Gallery

Truck destroyed by fire in West Kelowna

A fire destroyed a truck at Wheel’s Truck Parts Friday

Central Okanagan MLAs plan public meeting on new B.C. taxes

Speculation Tax and Employer Health Tax will be the subject of panel discussion in Kelowna March 25

Sally Ann in Kelowna looking for emergency team volunteers

Information session planned for April 5 at the organization’s Community Church

What’s happening

Find out what events are taking place this weekend in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Salmon Arm community cheers on Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal

Local skier tops the podium in 7.5km race at the PyeongChang Paralympics

Experts: Society has a role in trying to prevent domestic violence

Experts are speaking out following the murder of a woman and her son in Ontario

Northern lights chasers in Canada discover new type named ‘Steve’

Phenomenon linked to a powerful current created by charged particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Progress on fixing Phoenix pay system backlog could be short-lived: Ottawa

Feds have said they won’t try to recover money overpaid until all outstanding issues are fixed

Correction: Museum fashion tour to be held Saturday

A mistake was in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper incorrectly stating a different day

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Washington state backs B.C. in pipeline dispute

Governor Jay Inslee says he is ‘allied’ with the province on Trans Mountain expansion projection

SAY WHAT? Readers weigh in on high-speed rail to U.S.

B.C. to contribute $300,000 to a million-dollar business study on the proposed project

Most Read