British Columbia family wraps up 13-year project

When Highland Pacific Golf in Saanich, B.C., opens its second nine holes in the spring of 2010, it will mark the end of a 13-year campaign by the family of noted sculptor and developer Herb Plasterer to build his dream golf course.
If the second nine, known as the Highland Nine, is anywhere near as well received as the original Pacific Nine, which opened in October 2008, the wait will have been well worth it. The Pacific recorded more than 35,000 rounds in its first 12 months, all the more remarkable considering last year’s unusually harsh weather and shortened season.
The 6,600-yard, par-71 course has been a labor of love for the family of Plasterer, who died in 1985. His five children and their families worked on both the design and the construction of the course, which was built on land owned by Plasterer along the Trans Canada Highway.
They hope to have the full 18 open and running in time for next spring’s Telus World Skins Game which will take place at nearby Bear Mountain Resort.


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