Did you know that Saskatchewan has more golf holes per capita than anywhere else in the world?
You can see 18 of them at the Weyburn Golf Club.
Located just outside the city, the club offers 18 well-manicured grass-green holes linked together on a rolling course along the banks of the Souris River and Rinfret Creek. The variety of inclines, declines, trees and ponds will challenge the most avid golfer.
Par for the entire course is 72, and it offers a unique blend of the very old and the very new. The original front nine holes offer a minimum of sand traps but plenty of water and trees, while the back nine - completed in 1992 - is more open and includes a total of 22 sand traps.
The clubhouse offers a full range of services including equipment and cart rentals, sales of sporting merchandise, golf lessons, a driving range, two putting pens, a pro shop and a dining room and lounge.
RCGA RULES APPLY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED BY LOCAL RULES: 1. Carts allowed on designated fairways. Please drive on cart paths as often as possible. 2. Please keep carts on cart paths on all Par 3's. 3. Please keep carts well away from greens & tee boxes. 4. White stakes and all fences are out of bounds. 5. The margins and limits of lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes. 6. Free drop, no penalty for staked trees, cart paths, drainage ditches and plowed areas. 7. Staked trees: If a staked tree interferes with a player's stance or swing, relief must be taken. Ball shall be dropped within one club length of nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole. Relief may be taken from the tree, tree well or guy wires. 8. Non-members must have valid slip with them to be shown on request. 9. Each player must have a bag and clubs. 10. Two riders, two bags per cart. 11. Private coolers not permitted.
TIPS FOR EACH HOLE:
1. Stay away from the right rough. 225 yards to trees on the right side of fairway.
2. Slight dogleg to left. Easiest hole on the course. Green opens best from right side of fairway.
3. Target for drive is the inland terminal. Trouble to the right. Bring it in high to hold the green.
4. Avoid bunkers and rough on the left side. Otherwise what you see is what you get.
5. Slight dogleg to right. Perfect drive 225 yards on the right edge of fairway. Trouble over green.
6. Aim for the fir trees on the right side. Don't let shot to green drift to the right.
7. Best not to be over the green or to the right. Be on the green or short.
8. Dogleg to right. 250 yard drive will enable a straight shot to the green. Don't flirt with the right side.
9. Preferred landing area 180 to 200 yards straight away. Check the wind before shot to the green, trouble is all around.
10. Careful, O.B. right. Slight uphill climb all the way. Tough putting above the hole.
11. 245 yards to carry gully. Don't be long on shot to the green.
12. Certain bogey if on the left side of the trees. Better to be anywhere on the fairway with drive.
13. Easiest hole on the back nine. Preferable to land below the hole on approach shot.
14. Check the wind, O.B. on the right. Down the middle to a generous green.
15. Dogleg to the left, 235 yard to carry road. Don't gamble right on shot to the green.
16. Avoid under clubbing on this uphill hole. Treacherous putt from above the hole.
17. Good luck, toughest on the course! Par hard to come by. Stay away from trees around the green.
18. Water in front can provoke laughter and tears. No need to lay up. Keep it straight.