Coyote Rock Golf Course.

Coyote Rock Golf Course.

Lakecity golf courses open for play

Lakecity golfers will be rejoicing on the links following the opening of both golf courses in Williams Lake.

Lakecity golfers will be rejoicing on the links following the opening of both the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club and Coyote Rock Golf Course.

Mark Berg, superintendent at the WLGTC, said the course is in fantastic early-season shape.

“We had a mild winter with good snow coverage for most of the winter and the golf course wintered very well,” Berg said, adding the WLGTC opened April 17 for play.

Sunday, April 28, features the first tournament of the year when the Ladies’ Opening Scramble hits the links. The following Sunday, May 5, will be the Men’s Opening Scramble.

“We are excited to open the golf course [last] week on all our regular greens and tees,” Berg said. “Golfers should come out and enjoy some excellent early spring conditions.”

Coyote Rock, located 15 minutes south of Williams Lake along Highway 97, had its opening April 13. The nine-hole, masters’-level golf course sits on a hillside overlooking Williams Lake and the San Jose River Valley.

Willie Sellars, acting manager at Coyote Rock, said there are a number of new projects staff have undertaken this year.

“This is going to be an exciting year at Coyote Rock,” Sellars said. “We’ve got a number of new programs and initiatives at the course, and we will be breaking ground on our Coyote Rock Development Project (CRDP) this spring, as well.”

Sellars said the full build-out of the CRDP will take several years and will coincide with the four-laning of Highway 97 through Sugar Cane.

“At the end of the day, wrapped around our course, we will have a new multi-phase residential subdivision and a 10-plus acre highway commercial business park.”

New features at Coyote Rock this year include a putting and practice green adjacent to the pro shop, along with the availability of annual passes, which provide golfers unlimited play on the course.

“We aim to give everyone a great, affordable experience,” Sellars said. “Coyote Rock is awesome for golfers of all skill levels and it’s a fun place to take the family for the weekend, or an afternoon. We wanted to pick the perfect time of year to open this year, and with the Masters [two weekends ago] we felt there was going to be some major golf fever.”

For more on Coyote Rock Golf Course call the pro shop at 250-303-4653 or, to book tournaments, large groups, or obtain sponsorship contact Sellars by phone at 250-302-1883 or by e-mail at willie.sellars@williamslakeband.ca.

For more on the WLGC, or to book tee times, contact new pro shop general manager Lori Winters at 250-392-6026.