Nestled along the shores of the Assiniboine River, Glen Lea Golf Course provides a perfect 18 hole getaway just outside the city limits of Brandon. With spectacular views of the Assiniboine and Brandon Valley, this “player-friendly” course provides the challenges of a tree-lined track, but the deep trouble is hard to find.
“The golf course wintered great,” said General Manager Jason Earl. “We opened for the season on April 25th (a week later than last year) but have had a very busy start to the year. The golf course came through the winter very well and is off to an immaculate start with the recent amounts of rain.”
While there are no structural changes to the way the course is laid out for 2018, some new tee boxes on the front nine will provide a new look to a couple of holes.
“We have officially opened two new tee boxes on the front nine (Tee box #5 and Tee box #8) and have a had a lot of positive feedback from the golfers,” said Earl. “The tee boxes are located in the same place but were completely redone.”
Along with the new tee boxes, the staff at Glen Lea have made some changes to their unique man-made lake that provides water to the course.
“In the Fall of 2017, we added capacity to “Lake Earl,” our major source of water for the golf course. All three dugouts (that supply water to the golf course) are full and were overflowing in the early spring.”
Located just six kilometers east of Brandon, Glen Lea Golf Course is a perfect spot for a golf getaway without having to hit the highway. Home to numerous tournaments and fundraisers each year, the GLGC is once again booking up quickly.
“We have quite a few events planned this year,” said Earl. “The two biggest charity events include The Pinkest Owl on Saturday, June 9 and Birdies for Brain Tumours on Saturday, June 23rd with all proceeds going to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Birdies for Brain Tumours is our largest event that we host with 190 golfers.”
For more information on the course or to book a tee time, visit www.glenleagolf.ca.