BC Golf Museum & Hall of Fame
Help us support the BC Golf House...
And play the game of golf the way it used to be.
University Golf Club has donated tee times from 12:30pm to 1:00pm each Sunday (until the end of February) for Hickory Golf. BC Golf House is providing Sunday golf bags each containing six hickory golf clubs. Every player will receive a 1920’s replica golf ball to play with.
UGC has always been a big supporter of the BC Golf House and we are pleased to work with the Society on this important fundraiser”, stated Michael Mather, General Manager at University Golf Club. “It is a great opportunity for golfers to experience how the game used to be played”, he added.
Mike Riste, Historian for BC Golf House Society commented that “playing a round this way will, without a doubt, give today’s golfers an appreciation of how the game was played in the 1920’s.”
Golfers will play 10 holes on the back 9 at UGC (including the alternate hole). The cost to participate is $30 per player and includes the green fee, rental hickory golf clubs and a 1920’s replica golf ball. Closest to the pin and long drive contests will also be awarded each week. All proceed’s go to the BC Golf House Society.
To register for any Sunday golfers are asked to call Mike Riste, two days in advance, at the BC Golf House at 604-222-4653.
In 1987 a small band of volunteers, wishing to create a golf museum, acquired permission to save and restore the original clubhouse of the University Golf Club at the corner of Blanca Street and West 10th Avenue. It is now the oldest surviving clubhouse in British Columbia. The plan at the time was to have the British Columbia Golf Association, the PGA of BC and possibly the Club Managers Society of BC house thier offices in the building. However, while that did not happen it was the rational for the name BC Golf House Society which was applied for and incorporated.
As the museum took shape and opened in May 1989 the organization became known as the BC Golf Museum. Later when the Golf Hall of Fame of BC was created and held its first induction dinner in 2001, the organization started to become known as the BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame.
Fast forward 20+ years. Today the museum's collection is second to none in Canada, showcasing the history of the game, from its roots in Europe, to its beginnings here on the West Coast and forward through to today. In addition to presenting displays of clubs, bags, balls, books and collectibles from the early days, it also provides a reference library chronicling the champions of west coast golf, the histories of BC golf courses, and the records from all the major tournaments played in the province.
The BC Golf Museum has recently become engaged with the Evans Scholarship Fund and has begun to participate in 'grow the game' initiatives across the province. By introducing hickory golf to local golfers, and by generally engaging more with today’s golfer, the Society believes that it will help golfers to appreciate the history and the intrinsic value of participating in golf…..the game of a lifetime!
Visit the BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame
Relax and visit the Library, packed with more golf stories and related information than you can imagine. Or track the development of golf as an advertising tool, explore the possibilities of golf collecting, learn the progression from hickory to graphite, honour the heroes in the Hall of Fame and spin the wheel of golf on a walk through our exhibits.
This fascinating, friendly museum at 2545 Blanca Street is right behind the seventeenth tee at the University Golf Club. Our summer hours (May through September) are Tuesday to Sunday noon to 4pm. Our winter hours (October through April) are Wednesday to Sunday noon to 4pm. Free parking is available onsite.
Visit our website for more information or call 604.222.4653.