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Update: Fairwinds and QB golf course close due to COVID-19 concerns

Nanoose Bay club says closing down club is ‘best decision at this time’

Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay decided to shut down operations March 16.

A notice has been sent out to members and guest that golf and the food and beverage services will cease until further notice. With the COVID-19 situation evolving rapidly, Fairwinds stated that its top priority is the safety of its members, guests and staff.

“We have been fortunate that no members of our community [that we are aware of] have tested positive for the virus, but due to the high risk associated with social contact, we believe this is the best decision at this time,” the notice stated. “This is not only the best decision for our Fairwinds Golf Club community, as we will also be doing our part in helping to slow the progress of this virus in BC and Canada. Without drastic action, a catastrophic overburdening of our health care system is projected.”

If you have further questions about the closure, please email the Fairwinds Golf Club Manager at The club is asking for patience as it endeavours to answer them. The club also plans to provide updates as the situation continues to evolve.

On March 18, Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course also decided to close the the club due to concerns with the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, other golf clubs in Parksville Qualicum Beach will remain open. They are Morningstar Golf Club, Eaglecrest Golf Club, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort, and Arrowsmith Golf.

Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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