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Saskatoon’s Holiday Park golf course undergoing redevelopment

Changes coming to some holes at Saskatoon’s Holiday Park golf course; executive nine closing Aug. 15. File / Global News

Golfers teeing off at Saskatoon’s Holiday Park golf course will soon be playing a modified course for the rest of the season.

Starting Aug. 15, the executive nine-hole course will be closed for the rest of the season and a modified front nine will be played on the 18-hole championship course.

Holes one to six will be played as normal, with holes seven through nine played on the executive nine. The back nine will be played with no modifications.

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It’s part of the redevelopment of the course, which opened in 1962.

There are a number of changes in store for the course:

  • a new green and tee box complexes on hole numbers 7, 8, and 9 of the championship course;
  • a new green complex and expansion of the water feature on hole number 3 of the executive 9;
  • switching hole number 2 of the championship course and hole number 6 of the executive 9; and
  • a new green and tee complex on newly-designated hole number 2 of the championship course.

The improvements will also include a tree transplant program and asphalt paving at holes that are part of the redevelopment.

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The executive nine will reopen in 2017 once the newly constructed holes are deemed ready to play.

The changes are part of the master plan that was developed in 1994 in consultation with users, which was designed to improve the quality and challenge of the course and retain market share.

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