Choose Between Two Options
- C$14 for two one-day passes on Thursday, May 28; Friday, May 29; Saturday, May 30; or Sunday, May 31 (C$30 value)
- C$20 for two weekend passes on May 30 and 31 (C$50 value)
The 2015 PC Financial Open will take place May 25 to May 31 at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club, kicking off the PGA TOUR Canada season.
PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. Past participants in the PC Financial Open include current PGA TOUR members Nick Taylor, Roger Sloan, and Eugene Wong.
Point Grey Golf & Country Club is one of the true gems of the West Coast of Canada. Situated along the Fraser River, just twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver, Point Grey Golf & Country Club has hosted numerous professional tournaments, including both a Men’s and Ladies’ Canadian Open.
Links-Style Golf Courses: Scotland’s Trials of Wind and Sand
What, exactly, is a links-style course? Find out with Groupon’s guide.
For many golfers, the phrase links-style golf is a familiar one—even if the experience of playing a links course isn’t. Many modern courses claim the “links” label if they have a large collection of fairway bunkers, some native grasses, or a smattering of trees, but the features of a true links course are much more daunting: deep pot bunkers, sandy soil, reedy grasses, and winds unchecked by trees. Named for the Scottish word for the terrain that separates beaches and inland farmland, the distinct gauntlet of obstacles emerged as a natural consequence of the land on which the first courses were built. The hard, sandy soil could sustain little more than seaside grasses, and whereas the abundant sand and dearth of trees encouraged course designers to utilize sand traps, the wind would blow the sand right out of the bunkers if they weren’t dug deep enough.
Though most players on a faux “links” course likely won’t feel compelled to lobby the club to drop the moniker, experts still go out of their way to make the distinction. As five-time British Open champion Tom Watson said from England’s Royal St. George’s Golf Club—a course so true to the links genre that it boasts the world’s deepest bunker—“[People] see golf courses around the world called ‘the links.’ Well, they aren’t links. They don’t play firm and hard and fast and fiery like this. Until you play a golf course like that in strong conditions, in strong wind conditions, you don’t quite understand.”