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Having been around since 1929, University Golf Club is a traditional golf course with long, narrow fairways and towering old growth trees. It is only minutes away from the city but it feels like you’re in the country and away from it all. The golf course is accessible to all levels of players and can be walked or driven at your leisure. With 9 minute tee time intervals, there is no rush for you to enjoy this scenic course. Now for some history…

In 1929, John Boyd obtained a 40 year government lease on 120 acres of University Endowment Lands and opened the public course named the Westward Ho! Golf Course. In 1960, Boyd handed over the lease to his oldest daughter, Lillian Baldwin, who held it until it expired in 1970. The province then operated the course from 1970-1985.

In 1985, a group of Vancouver businessmen headed by Robin Lecky and late Shaughnessy Professional Jack McLaughlin were awarded a 25 year lease on the land. Members of this group included sports commentator and promoter Greg Douglas and his partner Ron Gardner, UBC Director of Athletics, Bob Hindmarch, former Shaughnessy G&CC manager Bill Gillespie, engineer and developer Ivan Kraemer and chartered accountant Bill Humphries. The lease has since been controlled by David Ho.

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