Three months after being purchased out of bankruptcy by the owner of the Vancouver Canucks, the Falls Golf Club reopened last weekend.
The Falls had been closed last year after the company that owned it went bankrupt. In April, the golf course was bought by the Aquilini Investment Group, which is run by Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini.
After mowing through acres of overgrown grass and updating the club house, and after homeowners got a sneak peek Friday, the Falls re-opened to the public Saturday.
"We're just excited to be open," said Jamie Baxter, on behalf of Aquilini Investment Group.
Baxter said much work had to be done to bring the golf course back to its previous condition.
"When we took over, there had been no maintenance done to it in six months," he said. "When we came in, the rough was literally knee high, quite overgrown."
Baxter said the new owners will restore stability to the course, the future of which had been up in the air since owner Blackburn Developments applied for creditor protection last year.
Baxter said the course is working with homeowners and those who had purchased lifetime memberships. He said the latter group will receive free golf this year for a cart fee.
"We've been working closely with the community and the homeowners to make sure they're really involved with the club moving forward," Baxter told the Times.