"Arbutus Ridge is a magnificent course. The fairways and greens are flawless. Deer, rabbits and birds are spectators on many holes and the vistas of the Gulf Islands, Mount Baker and BC ferries going to and from the mainland make this course one of the prettiest Ive ever played. As a San Diego resident I played Torrey Pines frequently. I am similarly awestruck with Arbutus Ridge. The staff, equipment and amenities are of excellent. Genuinely caring staff in the pro-shop and on the course make me feel welcome and personally attended to. Carts are clean and in fine shape; washrooms on and off the course are as well. Arbutus Ridge is a place I like to hang out - on the practice range, putting green and on the patio to watch the ocean, deer in the field below or players on the 18th hole. Arbutus Ridge Golf Club has everything a golfer could want. I love playing there."
Debra (via GolfSwitch online booking engine post-round review, 2014)
"A big thank you to all of you at the golf course (Gallagher's Canyon) for making our tournament run so smoothly this year. As always, it is an event that is successful in large part to the helpful team that you have. I appreciate the cooperation and genuine care that all of you take in helping our event run so well. The coordination of everything from bar, dining, course, and pro shop made the experience for our participants as good as could be. What a great group of individuals you all have at Gallagher's."
Anne and COACH (Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health) team
"I just wanted to take a minute to pass on a couple of comments to you. Six of us ... played Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the course. For my wife and I, it was our first time there. We particularly were impressed with your staff. We were welcomed by the young lady taking our bags, the ladies in the pro shop, the starter, the cart girl and the player assistant on the course. The day before we had played at [another golf course], and not only was there no water on the course, we saw the cart girl only once – on the 7th hole. Compare that to your staff. We saw the cart girl three times, you had water on 5 or six holes and your Player Assistant was frequently checking to see if we had ice – and on the front side warned us to be sure to have lots and lots water on the back as there was no wind. We came away from Gallagher’s Canyon with a very positive view and we are already looking forward to playing it again when we are in Kelowna. By the way, we really liked the course itself – you have some wonderful golf holes."
Geoff W., Pitt Meadows, BC
"The holes (of The Quail Course
at The Okanagan Golf Club) wind through towering trees and around majestic rock beds. It's like an ideal mountain course that's not in the mountains. It's one of the most scenic courses I've ever played. There are plenty of elevation changes, yet because I'm surrounded by trees everywhere, there aren't many distant vistas. And that's perfectly fine: The on-course views are breathtaking. It's also a really playable course. Some of the fairways are tight, but I'm able to find just about any ball that veers into the trees. I highly recommend to make this your first or last stop on any golf trip to Kelowna..."
Western Canada's Wine and Golf Country; article by Scott Kramer
"I loved this course (Olympic View) and would play it over and over again. You are definitely at one with nature and it's got great hole after great hole"
ScoreGolf "Best Public Course" panellist
"(Nicklaus North is the) best of the Whistler complex. Enjoyable from one up from the back tees but would be challenging from the tips."
ScoreGolf Top 100 panellist
“Well, there is more than I can even say or put into words! From the moment we were greeted by the wonderful Laynia I knew this was the place we were to get married. After going around to other venues and being met with a cold demeanor, Laynia was like a breath of fresh air and continued to be so during the rest of the planning and wedding. I am so grateful that I found this amazing venue with its amazingly hospitable staff. Right from day one though all the planning with our wonderful Laynia, who is an absolute treasure! Right up to the cleaning staff we were telling stories to the night of the wedding. Everyone has been amazing. The food was way more than I had expected! Simply delicious! I wish I would have had a second stomach! The venue itself is to die for! Guests had said this was the most beautiful ceremony and reception they had been to, with the back drop of hills, mountains and ocean how can you go wrong! We will always be thank for all Arbutus Ridge has done, and will continue to keep the golf club and Laynia in ours hearts. Sincere thanks!”
"The wedding we recently had at Nicklaus North was a most magical and incredible event, one that clearly exceeded both of our very lofty expectations. The staff at NN, and in particular Casey-Anne, Claire and Kerrilee, did a remarkable job of displaying a lot of care and concern about every last detail of our special day. Their attention to detail and focus on providing superior customer service and satisfaction did not go unnoticed. All our guests raved about the quality of service, the beauty of the venue and the delicious food. We all noticed the extra effort that was made by all to make this a wonderful experience for us and our guests. We’re very happy we chose Nicklaus North for our wedding ceremony and reception, and we would not hesitate to tell anyone and everyone that it is the ideal place to have your dream wedding. Thanks once again for showing us and our guests what outstanding customer service is all about!"
Ian and Glenda Turner, Oakville, ON, Canada
The hospitality shown by the staff (at Arbutus Ridge) was outstanding... The staff, starting with the young man and lady in the pro shop, made you feel right at home. The starter was great in giving some local tips. We did not purchase anything from the cart girl, but each time by she was very pleasant and wished us a great day. Her last time by, she told us she wouldn’t be by again but hoped we’d enjoyed the course and that we’d be back soon. The young man on 18 was great and cleaned our clubs and because I was walking, drove me to my vehicle. When we tipped him, he was honestly pleased. We really enjoyed your course and your staff needs to be congratulated as do you (Jason Lowe, General Manager). Thanks again"
B. Dean (re: golf round at Arbutus Ridge, summer 2010)
"I have been to several weddings in my lifetime, and this weekend was the best wedding reception that i have been to. Gallagher's Canyon is not only one of the most beautiful that i have seen, the staff is quite incredible! [Leah Zimmerman and Dominique Dooley] who coordinated the evening were spectacular. It isn't very often that you get to experience people that i believe truly love their job. Whenever i had a question, they had an immediate answer... Your facility showed each and every guest what the meaning of customer service is. Even the [Team Members] who were clearing tables and serving drinks and cake, went above and beyond ensuring everyone was happy... I have several friends and family in the Okanagan/Kelowna area, and I am going to make sure that every one of them hears about this experience. My hat goes off to all of you..."
Nick Patrignani (Adams/Hillary wedding, June 2010)
"I wanted to thank you and the staff at Furry Creek for a great Family Day of golf. We all had an excellent day, especially our son Zackary, in part due to the friendly reception from the staff members at Furry Creek. Everyone from the pro-shop to the CPGA Professional staff and our BBQ chef on practice green made us feel welcome and added to our spectacular day."
Scott W., Vancouver BC (re: Family Golf Day 2009)
" Nicklaus North continues to thrive by providing friendly, courteous service and a well-groomed layout. Just two of the reasons the course continually places comfortably in Canada’s Top 100 Golf Courses... However, beyond the awards, the signature architect, and the surreal setting is something more impressive, and to be honest something a bit unexpected. Authenticity. There is a sense of commitment to golf and a genuine care that is taken for the individuals who come to play, even though it might knowingly be only once in their lifetime. It’s an attribute surely to be admired, one that is worth coming back for, and one that unfortunately many resorts seem to lack."
Brett Hitchens, GolfWRX.com
"I want to pass on my sincere thanks as well as give your staff a huge vote of praise and kudos - everyone we came in contact with, including the Pro Shop staff, the on course people and the Restaurant staff, was very pleasant and helpful. Combine this with the course ( Nicklaus North) being in terrific shape, we had a wonderful day. Again many thanks, and please pass on our sincere appreciation to your staff."
Paul Knickerbocker, Vision 2000 Travel Group
"Thank you so much for all your organization with the Shire Group. We had a great experience and the group enjoyed the course ( Nicklaus North) immensely."
Andrea, Shire Golf Group 2006
"I just returned from a wonderful week in Whistler. I participated in the PNWLE Golf Tournament at Nicklaus North. I have to say that this was a wonderful experience. All of the staff and the facility were outstanding. Please pass on my grateful thank you to all of your staff, they truly made the trip a most memorable event."
Russ Whitcomb, PNWLE Tournament 2006
"On behalf of the Hibernian Golf Club - to all the staff at Nicklaus North and GolfBC - it was an exceptional day of golf. First class all the way. Every staff member has been taught a special approach to customer service that without a doubt had all of our members talking about it. And coming to me to confirm we were booked for 2007 - there was no stone left unturned - see you next year!"
Wayne Zaiser, Hiberinian Golf Tournament 2006
"Earlier this month my wife and I enjoyed playing some golf at a number of your courses ( Olympic View, Arbutus Ridge and Furry Creek) and the experience was simply first class. The staff at all locations were friendly and most helpful and the courses were very well groomed and maintained, providing the quality of golf that made our trip from Ontario more than worthwhile. We were particularly pleased with the treatment that we received at Furry Creek and having the camera with us during the round we will not soon forget the beauty (and challenge) of the course. Our thanks to all, including GolfBC, for making our visit to the west coast everything we planned on."
Bob & Chris Dixon, Ottawa, Ontario
"Thank you very much for organizing a wonderful evening (at Mayfair Lakes)! The Social Committee received many compliments on the entrees and to our gracious attendee Joe and bartender Cameron. Our compliments to the kitchen staff for providing an excellent buffet. I've organized a Christmas party at this venue a few years ago and I must say, the service and quality of the Catering Team at Mayfair Lakes has improved immensely. Thanks to you and your colleagues for making our evening a memorable occasion."
Transoft Social Committee 2003, Richmond
"All staff were excellent (at Arbutus Ridge) - the Sales and Events Coordinator had things very well put together and left me not having to worry about anything!"
“Surpassed our expectations!” ( Olympic View)
Leslie & Mauro
"...as a follow up, we still have people telling us what a great time they had at the wedding and how much they enjoyed the food. A huge thanks to you and your team (at Mayfair Lakes) for all the efforts in making our 'perfect day' go so smoothly."
Pam and Adam Spear, Vancouver
"Jesse (Struthers, former Sales & Events Coordinator), I can't tell (you) how well our day went out there on Thursday. Again you and your staff (at Mayfair Lakes) were a big part of our success especially you. We raised more money than we had even dreamed of raising and everybody raved about the course and dinner especially dinner. So thanks very much for all your help."
Camp Good Times Tournament - Mike Hudson, Vancouver
"I have to say that I am absolutely overwhelmed with the service, co-operation and quality that we received from all of your staff (at Arbutus Ridge) on the day of our tournament. The details and follow through were just incredible."
"We really can't thank Furry Creek enough! You did such a fabulous job on the day of our wedding! Everything ran so smoothly - I didn't have to worry about a thing. Furry Creek provided the absolutely perfect place to get married!"
Amanda & Michael
"All the staff were courteous, accommodating and helpful… they made us feel comfortable, welcome, and made the day a great success (at Arbutus Ridge)!"
“ Olympic View provided both professional service and a unique environment to entertain my guests and co-workers. The atmosphere was relaxed, enjoyable, and led to a very successful event.“
Jai Allan, TD Canada Trust
"I believe that the service (at Arbutus Ridge) was exceptional and appreciated the participation of all. People who attended said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to."
Ken and Deb Kobewka
"We appreciated all the help and efforts in making our day so special - it was so perfect. Furry Creek's organization and professionalism exceeded our expectations...!"
Julia & John
“Outstanding!...I participate in convention tournaments in US & Scotland; nothing beats this level of service (at Olympic View)…If this is the standard at all GolfBC events, my guests will be most impressed.”
Peter McKeon, Aurum Ceramics
"Rick and I wanted to thank you and your staff for all the assistance and expertise in making our day so perfect. Furry Creek is definitely the most picturesque facility and my guests may never stop talking about the fantastic food and service..."
Rick & Lori
"The service we receive at Furry Creek is comparable to that of the best hotels and resorts..."
Shelley Johnson, Peter Legge Charity Golf Classic
"All the staff were very helpful and made sure all the little details for our tournament were taken care of...all the players want to return to Olympic View for next year."
Rov Dosanjh, Davinder Basra Memorial Tournament
"Bottom line is that when it comes to hospitality (at Furry Creek) - you win in this province hands down!"
Mike Cowan, Globe & Mail
“Your attention to any and all details made our wedding run smoothly, timely and added to our ability to relax and enjoy the evening. We are completely pleased with the service and attention we received (at Olympic View) and would like to thank all the staff for their help in making our wedding enjoyable and memorable.”
Jacy & Trevor
“I felt like EVERYONE (at Olympic View) went out of their way to assist us and make sure that everyone had a great time! This was the first tournament that I have organized on my own and thanks to you, everything went smoothly.”
"I would like to thank-you for making our daughter’s wedding day very special (at Arbutus Ridge). The food was fabulous and presented beautifully. Your staff are friendly and at the same time very professional."
Dan and Deb Lamont
“ Olympic View was amazing to take pictures at, the service was great and the food amazing. All our guests commented on how well the reception flowed, how great it looked, and how good the food tasted!”
Dave & Diana
"While I agree the course landscape (at Furry Creek) was spectacular, I believe the first-class treatment by your staff really made the experience special..."
Monique Helstrom, International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
"The decision to host our event at Furry Creek was the first step towards our most memorable golf tournament to date. The service is as magnificent as the golf course itself..."
Ron McNeil, Lower Mainland Steel Group of Companies
“First rate and very accomodating. Excellent service and many others have expressed interest in using the facilities (at Olympic View) for other functions in the future.”
Terry Brownell—Freedom 55 Financial
“I have never tasted better food!” ( Olympic View)
Michelle Fea–Parents 25th Wedding Anniversary
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