This is a letter of information to your paper about the watering practices at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. There have been letters about watering restrictions in the area and a recent ad feature by “Diamond Jim” regarding the lush green grass of our golf course. This prompted the board of directors of the course to inform your readers about our water source.
Memorial Golf Course has Beach Creek meandering through it. This is a wonderful resource for the golf course having never run dry for at least the last 30 years. The creek empties into a large pond before continuing its way to the ocean. This pond is the source of water for the golf course. When irrigating the course overnight, the water in the pond drops down. However it soon recharges to full capacity and by mid-morning the creek continues to overflow the pond on its way to the ocean.
Town water is available to the golf course and can be used when exceptional circumstances arise such as when the pond needs to be dredged. On these occasions, the golf course pays for the use of the water.
That is why the Memorial Golf Course continues to be the green gem of Qualicum Beach.
Kerby Lowen, QB Memorial Golf Course directorQualicum Beach