The Rise Golf Course will open for a new season May 9 but there will be an early opportunity for golfers from May 4 to 8. See therisegolf.ca for more information.

The Rise Golf Course will open for a new season May 9 but there will be an early opportunity for golfers from May 4 to 8. See therisegolf.ca for more information.

New owners reveal vision for The Rise

The Rise Golf Course is preparing for another season, but under new ownership

The Rise Golf Course is preparing for another season, but under new ownership.

The course opens May 9 but there will be a sneak peek week May 4 to 8.

“We want our guests to feel as if they are a member of The Rise Golf and our members to feel as though they are a treasured guest,” said Ian Renton, general manager.

“We’re hard at work ensuring we deliver an unparalleled golf experience to players of all abilities.”

The course has been acquired by Lake Country’s Renton family and Ian Renton has worked with the golf course from initial design to development.

“We’re returning to the course Fred Couples envisioned,” said Renton.

“The back nine will now be played in the first half and what was previously holes one through nine will now be played in the second half. Guests can anticipate an improved pace of play with the more challenging holes played earlier in the day.”

Along with an additional fleet of golf carts, plans for a clubhouse are currently in the  design stage.

“The Rise Golf is working towards a clubhouse our members will fall in love with,” said Renton.

“We have partnered with DIRTT Environmental Solutions, one of Canada’s most respected environmental leaders, to ensure the integrity and imprint of our clubhouse is environmentally sound and that the design and aesthetic enhances the natural beauty that encompasses The Rise.”

An interim clubhouse has been set up for the 2015 season, with licensed food and drink cart-service also in place.

When asked about what changes he is most excited about, Renton said, “The opportunity to finish what we started here. I think people will find that The Rise Golf is becoming even better than we ever could have imagined.”