Dauphin, Canada

Some good news for local golfers. One of the courses in the Parkland will open up all 18 holes on Tuesday.

The Gilbert Plains Country Club has seen a lot of snow disappear over recent days. General Manager Scott McCallum says he's impressed with how much the course has improved over the last few weeks.

"The course is in very good, dry condition. It's just a matter right now of getting the guys out there and running the mowers over everything once. We wanna make sure when we open the course it's good and fun to play and not an eye sore."

McCallum says he is excited with how well the course has bounced back from the winter.

"Talking to several courses in Manitoba I think everyone wintered very well. Our greens have come through excellent, I'm just ecstatic with the way they look. A little bit of snow mold on the fairways which is expected and natural. We're really excited, the guys will be cutting greens and fairways over the next few days and we'll be ready to rip on Tuesday."

McCallum adds usually there's some problem areas on the course coming out of the winter melt, but that isn't really the case this year.

"Mostly it's cart path issues, but that's due to snow banks but they're dissipating every day, but other than that in terms of the golf course itself there's no real areas that are a concern."

McCallum notes with the Gilbert Plains Country Club opening Tuesday they will go back to their pay the temperature initiative. That means whatever the temperature is when you tee off is your green fee, not including cart rental.

If you have any questions about memberships or the Gilbert Plains Country Club give the Clubhouse a call at 204-548-3030.