On Tuesday we decided to have a game of golf in Vancouver. Steve had been checking out the deals of course and spotted Mayfair Lakes. It was a shot gun start at 8am so we signed up. We played with two local ladies although they were not members of this particular club. They were lovely and a lot of fun to play with. Ann was originally from Hong Kong but has been in Vancouver for twenty years – both her daughters were born in Canada. Her husband has had to go back to Hong Kong for his job so she travels regularly back to Hong Kong to see him and play golf at Misson Hills where they are members.
Cindy was originally from Malaysia but has been in Vancouver for forty years. It is always good to chat with the locals to get the inside running on the place. The golf course was in the suburb of Richmond where 80% of the population is of Chinese descent.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t that nice – it was overcast and we got the odd spit of rain. It appears that this is the normal state of affairs in Vancouver – the mornings start off cloudy and cool with the hottest part of the day being at 5pm. The course was really nice and well maintained. Thirteen of the eighteen holes had water on them – that is why it is called Mayfair Lakes! I managed to lose three balls and Steve lost two although one of those was out of bounds into the trees along the road!
After the game we had a drink with Ann who then offered to drive us back to our accomodation which was very nice of her. We have swapped email addresses and hope to catch up again in either Vancouver, Hong Kong or NZ!
Mayfair Lakes is a semi private golf club that was designed by Les Furber. It has had the privilege of hosting many national tour events, including the Canadian Tour’s Telus Open and BC Tel Open (1994-2000), and continues to rank as a favourite among PGA and Canadian PGA tour professionals.