Back in November, the Redwoods owner/operator, accompanied by the Sales Manager and Marketing Coordinator, attended a National Golf conference where Golf Course Owners and employees from all across Canada come together to exchange ideas and learn from each other. At the conference, we happily bragged to all owners east of the Fraser Valley about how lucky we are to get to have year-round golf at our course in Langley… boy did karma ever hit us hard!
We at Redwoods haven’t experienced a winter season even remotely similar to this in ages! As a Lower Mainland golf course, we can normally expect to close for a few days a year due to frozen ground, frost, or a little dusting of snow. But never, in the twenty-three-year history of the Redwoods, have we had two and a half months of full course and range closure (broken up in January with one week of opening the range and a 5-hole track). We have learned a hard lesson: keep our mouths shut about the mild west coast winters at the National Conference next year!
While we can’t do a whole lot directly to the course during a closure like we experienced this winter, we sure did keep busy! Here are FOUR things that we kept busy with at Redwoods this winter:
ONE: Throughout November and December our restaurant was closed to the public but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t packed! Every Christmas season we host an array of company Christmas parties and this year was no different; the festive decorations are up, the food is fantastic, the drinks are flowing, the music’s going, and it’s always a good time! Did you miss out on booking your company Christmas party this year? Contact our Events Team to book your event early this year!
TWO: As some of you may know we are doing a little (okay...massive) renovation this year: the wedding ceremony site! The old ceremony garden was charming, beautiful, and the very site in which so many couples spent one of the best days of their lives. With over ten years of weddings under its belt, we decided to give our ceremony space a revamp this fall and winter. We broke ground at the beginning of October and we have been working hard on the project ever since! We can’t wait to show you what is going to be an exquisite, elegant, and extraordinary space. Follow along with the transformation on our Redwoods Weddings Facebook page and Instagram account.
THREE: In the spirit of renovations, we did a little work indoors with a Golf Shop reno! We have a country theme that is apparent all across the Redwoods property and we wanted it to show it off in our Golf Shop as well. We fully embraced the rustic, farm look and we even added in a feature palate wall. Come check it out!
- FOUR: We started a secret project! Originally starting in November, we spent loads of time over the quiet winter months working really hard on something super exciting! We are all about giving the best customer service we can—did ya hear…we even won an Award for Service Excellence at the 2016 Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards! We are sure that our secret project is going to create an even better customer experience for our valued guests at Redwoods! Sit tight and we will reveal it at the beginning of March! Make sure you are signed up with our Newsletter
- so you will be the first to hear the announcement.
While snow and golf don’t necessarily mix, even a snow-filled and frozen winter is a busy one at the Redwoods!