NEWS

Sept 24, 2021

Good day members, 

 

We are in the final weeks of the 2021 season and the weather seems to be holding on nicely for those last few rounds!

 Please note the following:

  •  Masks are required in the pro shop and clubhouse at all times. 

  •  We will be closing our dine in services as of October 1st.  We will still offer our take out food an beverage services at your convenience before and during your round. 

  •  Our last day of the season will be October 17th (weather permitting) as we will begin the process of putting the course to bed the following week.

  •  We are currently working to clear out our pro shop and food/beverage stock at the club, please note that we may not have some items of choice on hand as we would during the season, we thank you for your cooperation and understating. We also have some great clearance deals until all product/supplies are gone!

  • There has been a $36 after 2 pm daily special implemented until the end of the season! This includes 18 holes with cart! So pass the message on to friends and family to come out for a round!

  • We have two more tournaments this season - September 25th and October 2nd!  The course will be fully closed theses two days.- if you are interested in signing up for the October 2nd AAA Warriors tourney please see us in the pro shop.

 

We have had a great season of upgrades at the course:

  • Our 18th green has been redone by some great volunteers!

  • Our stairs on Hole #9 has been designed and replaced by Steady Metal Works

  • Our main area/buildings have been painted

  • Many paths have been patched

  • Our 16th green was worked on and repaired

  • The final touches on the expansion/washrooms have been completed

  • TV prompters have been added to the pro shop and clubhouse

 

***We have paid off our entire loan for the washroom/expansion of the clubhouse - This was to be a 5yr repayment, although, we have been able to complete the full payment in the 2nd year.

 

***With the repayment of our loan completed, we are now moving into our next big project: - We have tendered and begun the process of replacing/upgrading our irrigation system.  We are excited to continue to put dollars back into our course to make improvements that will enhance our course and ensure the future of the course for years to come!

 

Thank you to our very active board of directors who continue to work hard at seeing and bringing plans to fruition to improve our course one project at a time.  

 

Thank you to our team of staff in the pro shop and clubhouse who have stepped up to the plate in these crazy times to offer great customer service - this season would not be possible without all of them!

 

Thank you to Darin and his hard working crew on making the course one of the best in Saskatchewan - we have had so many great comments and positive feedback on the condition of the course....it was a struggle in the beginning with the lack of moisture but patience and small daily improvements got us to a beautiful course!

 

And finally, thank you to all of our members and corporate members who continue to support our course.  It is a pleasure working with you all! Although this has been another season of unknown, we have stuck it out together and made it another season to remember. Please don't ever hesitate to provide feedback and suggestions via email or give me a call - this is how we improve for next season!

 

Cheers all - Let's enjoy the last few weeks of the season!

 

 

 

 

Jas 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 6, 2021

Good day members, 

 

As we are winding down the 2021 season we are wanting to keep everyone informed on what to expect over the last few weeks:

 

Please understand that with us being in the final weeks of our season, our supplies in the clubhouse and the proshop may be limited/out to ease the end of season waste. We thank you for your understanding. 

 

There will be no more tabs sold beginning Sept 6th as we require all tabs be used up by the end of the 2021 season.

 

SEPTEMBER 7th All tee times change to 7am start times. Frost and chhhhilly temps are always a factor in the final weeks of the season, please note, there may be delays with the morning tee times.

 

Congratulations to our 2021 Club Championship winners:

 

Men's Division: Chris Knoop

Ladies Division : Gail Fitzpatrick

Sr Mens Division : Mark Albert

 

Great job all and thank you to all those who entered in the championship play!

 

Some dates to remember:

September 15th last men's night

September 11th - AAA Warrior Tourney Cancelled and moved to OCT 1st

September 18th - Course Closed for Tourney

September 25th - Course Closed for Tourney

 

We are busy working on projects and improvements around the course, at this time you will notice work being done on hole 18 tee box.  There will be temporary tees set up during the time it takes to be completed, thank you for your patience. 

 

Thank you all for supporting us at the course this season and we look forward to booking you all in for your last few rounds of the season over the next few weeks.

Jas 

 

 

July 25, 2021

Good day members, 

 

What a beautiful summer we have had so far, the weather continues to cooperate and it looks great for weeks to come! 

 

We have had a busy month with tournaments and daily play! Hosting the Junior Provincials was an absolute amazing experience; the course was in tip top shape, the golfing was outstanding, the new introduced Jr Jr division was a hit and will now be continued on in future years with the Hillcrest being the founding facility to create and host the event, and the overall tournament went on without a hitch!

 

I would like to personally thank all of our volunteers who helped out prior to and during the Jr Provincial tournament, you all represented the Hillcrest in such a positive way and offered your time and knowledge to provide the best experience for all who took part in the event. 

 

I would also like to thank our maintenance staff and our proshop & Kitchen staff for your amazing customer service and additional time put into making our course top notch during the event. 

 

Please note:  In the coming weeks we have tournaments that will require full day bookings that will limit member and green fee play, please take note of the following dates:

 

**If you are interested in playing in any of the following please speak to Jasmine 

 

July 30th - Lone Creek 

August 21st - Women fore Women

August 28th - Murray Stroeder Scramble

September 4th - Labour Day Classic

September 11th - AAA Warriors tournament 

September 25th - Burns and Macdonald

 

***FYI - The Men's Qualifying Championship week is taking place this week July26th-31st.  You must pay your $10 first prior to your round and submit your scorecard to proshop.  Top 16 players will move on to bracket play.

 

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during the season as we have struggled with short staffing and hours of operation in our clubhouse area. We appreciate the continued support and want to offer you all the best experience while at the course, although, we continue to navigate through the season not being able to find individuals to work in the kitchen area to extend our hours.

 

We are currently looking for a proshop/greeter attendant and a cook/bartender part time opportunities.  Inquire with Jas if you are interested or know someone who might be great for the team!

 

I hope you have enjoyed the first part of the season!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

 

Jasmine 

June 16, 2021

Good day Members, 

 

Things are rolling along this season, I can not believe we are heading into the end of the month of June!

 

We are very pleased to see so many players out at the course and happy to announce that we have over 100 new members joining our club this season!  As a thank you to our membership we will be having a members appreciation week June 21st-June 25th that will include some great specials each day of the week! Please see below for details!

 

We would also like to give our membership heads up on some dates where you will see some unavailable golf dates at the course:

 

July 13, 14, 15 - Junior provincials will be running in the mornings

July 19th - we will be hosting the prairie hockey academy tournament

July 30th - We are hosting the Lone Creek Golf tournament

August 21st - we will be hosting the women for women tournament

September 4th - we will be hosting the Labour Day tournament 

 

Member Appreciation Week  - June 21st – 25th

 

Monday, June 21st

$10.00 Specialty Burger Meals

20% off Clothing

Tuesday, June 22nd

Buy one Get one Domestic Beers

20% off Clothing

Wednesday, June 23rd

20% off Clothing

$6.00 Grilled Cheese with Fries!

Thursday, June 24th

Bring a Guest for $25 – Includes Cart

Buy on Get one Highballs

20% off Clothing

Friday, June 25th

Half Price Appies

20% off Clothing

 

**Raffle Prizes – All members receive one ballot for every purchase they make in the proshop or clubhouse over the members appreciation week to be entered into some great prizes! All names will be drawn June 27th!

 

**Member Appreciation week is for Members ONLY

**All guests will pay regular prices

 

 

Thank you 

 

Jasmine 

May 17, 2021

Good day,

 

As we move into our fourth week of the 2021 season we have already seen many great things at the course! We are now fully staffed with our students returning from school and our past employees back in action!  Please bear with us while we complete our training and get every one familiar with the processes to offer you all great customer service here at the course. 

 

Our kitchen is offering some delicious daily specials, you are welcome to eat in the clubhouse or order during your round for pick up.  We thank you for supporting the course and not bring outside food or beverages to the course.

 

Our Sr Men’s and Ladies leagues have started back up and have seen great participation so far.  If you are interested in joining one of the leagues, please contact the proshop for more information.  The Ladies run on Tuesday mornings starting at 9am and the Sr Men’s league runs every Thursday starting at 9am.

 

We also have our Men’s night starting up again this Wednesday May 19th!  It is a shot gun start at 4pm and we ask that you are registered before 12pm the day of as an individual or a team to be eligible to play (this way all info can be inputted into Golf Genius prior to the round starting. Please also ensure you are up to date on the men’s night protocol for health and safety reasons prior to play.

 

As of May 24th all morning tee times will change to 6am. We are also following along closely to availability during the day to ensure that we have sufficient tee times at the ten minute intervals. If additional tee times are needed we will look at moving to the 8 minute tee times that are now able to run under government regulations.

 

We have our junior program starting up today!  We have 40 kids ages 6-14 registered for instruction and coaching!  We are always looking for additional volunteers to mentor and coach the kids, if you are interested please contact Jasmine

 

Thank you everyone who has worked with the pro shop to ensure tee times are being updated and cancelled when needed.  We are working at getting everyone out at preferred tee times and ensuring that we are utilizing all available tee times during the day.  Just a friendly reminder, if you are only golfing with two or three…please DO NOT book for four, if you have changes to your booking, please call in and let us know, and if you have any questions at all in regards to the cancellation policy please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

Out on the Course:

 

As we can all see, the conditions are extremely dry out on the course and we are doing what we can to water with our water sources but many areas aren’t always hit.  Please take into consideration the signage and roped off areas when driving carts to help protect the areas that are super dry.

 

PLEASE REPLACE YOUR DIVOTS ON THE COURSE.  This is a simple task, we also have free divot repair tools in the pro shop for all to take and use.  Thank you for keeping our course in top shape!

 

A necessary evil in the golf industry is greens aeration. This process will take place May 25th (on the front) and May 27th (on the back) with the adding of the sand and brushing completed by the end of that week. Although we know there is no perfect time to do maintenance on our greens, we anticipate amazing greens in the 4-6 weeks after this process. During this time we appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing the outcome.

 

We hope everyone is enjoying the season and look forward to the what’s ahead!

 

Jas

 

**Please note, our new email address is now hillcrestgolf@sasktel.net**

 

Jasmine Cameron

General Manager

Hillcrest Golf Club

Hillcrestgolf@Sasktel.net

P: 306-693-1921

C: 306-631-7556

 

 

March 22, 2021

 

Good day,

 

I apologize for the late update on what the 2021 season is going to look like and what to expect as we prepare to get out on the links….we were waiting for the green light from our Government and Health Authorities and we are now able to plan the season opening date based on weather cooperation with no late opening dates announced for the season!

 

As I am sure everyone is aware, there will still be restrictions in place which will be received from government hopefully this week.  We will have them posted at the course, along with on our website and social media for your review. We anticipate the restrictions being loosened as we see the vaccinations roll out and with everyone’s cooperation in fighting the pandemic.  At the end of last season we were able to have 2 riders on carts, food and beverage services available, cash payments and use of club storage.  Please note, as of right now, tee times will remain at 10min intervals, a maximum of 4 people seated at restaurant tables in the clubhouse, no walk up bookings, and no shot gun starts will be some of the major ones remaining in place to begin the season. 

 

Please note: We have a new booking/cancellation/no show policy in place.  There will be no single bookings online, you must call the proshop to make reservations and we will fit you in where times are available.  We also would like to suggest that twosomes try to book with two others as we would like to maximize our available tee times during the day.  The attached policy must be signed by all members prior to the first round of the season, it outlines all steps around no shows and no cancellations.  Please know that we understand that things pop up every now and then and we will not penalize those who communicate with us when this may occur, we are again trying to maximize all available tee times so everyone has a chance to golf at preferred times.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

 

I have also attached our 2021 season membership fees and rates.  The board chose to freeze the rates from the suggested increase in 2020, therefore, there was a 0% increase this season.  Please note, if you choose to pay with credit there will be a 3% overall charge on the total.  We are able to offer the half cart seat rentals this year with no potential interruption of service as we are able to place two riders on each cart again. There continues to be no “Full Membership” as we are unable to open the range again for the 2021 season-we have had another blow to the course with substantial damage to the poles and netting on the range during the terrible wind storm early in the new year and the cost to repair is far greater than the return.  Our first tee warm up nets will again be available to all members for warm up.

 

I would like to personally thank all of our corporate sponsors who have joined us for the 2021 season! The support we receive from our sponsors provides us with amazing community partnerships and positive outlooks on the future.  We have opportunities available for advertising and sponsorship, if you are interested please contact me at any time.

 

At this time our hours of operation continue to be limited to Monday-Friday 9am-12pm.  As we move into the middle of April these will change and will be posted on our website.  Please feel free to email or call with any inquiries.  If you wish to get into the compound I can be available to do so outside of the listed hours by texting me @ 631-7556.

 

We have been working on some priority areas for course/facility improvement the 2021 season, some which include, cart paths, tee boxes, tree planting and clubhouse improvements.  We will continue to do what our budget and time restraints allow us to do annually and welcome feedback on what you may see as possible projects to be discussed and evaluated for future projects. ***As I am sure most of you have noticed, the work on hole 8/9 is almost completed (City) and it is now in the stages of being put back together.  We understand that this wont happen over night and we will be working closely with the City and the contractor to restore it back to its original state.  Please bear with us during the season as there may be some detours as the areas are growing back.

 

Men’s nights, Sr Men’s and Ladies leagues are being discussed for this season.  We are hoping to get creative and welcome the leagues back for the 2021 season, if you are interested in volunteering for any league please contact me.

 

Overall, we are looking at a great season! We want to get everyone back out on the course and doing something safe and healthy during the summer!  We will continue to offer healthy and safe facilities for our golfers and will strive to provide all of our users the best possible experience here at the Hilly!  See you all soon!

 

 

Jas

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**Please note, our new email address is now hillcrestgolf@sasktel.net**

 

Jasmine Cameron

General Manager

Hillcrest Golf Club

Hillcrestgolf@Sasktel.net

P: 306-693-1921

C: 306-631-7556

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