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  • Contest Ends: March 25th, 2012!
  • Story must be an experience you had at Redstone Resort
  • Submissions that would make your Grandma blush are prohibited 🙂  (no profanity etc

 

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  • Your best score/day on our course
  • An awesome event you attended at Redstone
  • The day you got your first hole in one at Redstone

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73 replies
  1. Joe Gourdine
    Joe Gourdine says:

    So, we’re on #8 on the flats before the pond contemplating what to hit. We’re on our second 18 of the day early June last year and for the past few holes were satisfying our thirst with a few cold bevy’s.

    I parked the cart mid fairway where my ball was 🙂 and my friend Gary wandered left to the edge of the thick brush to look for his ball.

    No sooner than I asked him what clubs he needed both he AND a black bear were in full sprint from left to right – Gary back to the cart, the bear to the other side of the fairway to another small pond area. It was hilarious. Both were freaked and ran about 1000 miles an hour!!!

    I think the bear won the sprint but Gary’s eyes were as big as saucers.

    Needless to say, Gary was very anxious to play onto the green and get the heck outta there demanding I listen & watch the bushes while he shot. After thinning one into the muck then airmailing one over the green he picked up as the rest of us putted out.

    After we stopped laughing, we generously put him down for a 6.

    What a great memory!

  2. Ron Armbruster
    Ron Armbruster says:

    first time I played Redstone I lost 11 golf balls…….next time I came back with Top-Flite XL 2000’s

  3. Tyson Hartle
    Tyson Hartle says:

    My friend Aaron and I played here back in Aug 2009. Aaron hit his drive on 4 about 300 yards right down the middle. I tried to power up and shanked mine into the trees on the right by the bunkers. He took off laughing down the cart-path as I headed over to find my ball with my 7-iron in hand. I saw a ball about 10' back on the other side of some scrub so I took a little run and jumped the scrub and in mid-air I saw that right where I was going to land there was about a 5' snake. I screamed like a little girl and flailed with my 7-iron as I was coming down. I hit it and it busted in half as I wiped out and rolled into a tree. I spun around and whacked it a few more times and it was flying apart. It wasn't until then that I realized that it wasn't a snake, but a shed skin from a snake.

    A second later, Aaron pulled up and said he heard me "scream like a sissy" and wanted to make sure I didn't get hurt. When I showed him the now destroyed shed and told him what happened he busted up laughing and riled me about it for the rest of the round. And he beat me. A-hole.

    Tyson

  4. kcawte
    kcawte says:

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  5. Bill Anderson
    Bill Anderson says:

    I was golfing with my son and a friend and we were walking from #15 green to #16 tee box. As we were walking along the road/path to the tee box we all decided to take a short cut through the tall grass to the tee box. I was just thinking to myself how stupid this was as this tall grass would be a perfect place for black bears to hang out in. As we made it through the grass my friend and I looked ahead to the tee box and couldn't believe our eyes. There were 3 black bears (mom & 2 cubs) at the water cooler trying to get a drink and my son was walking straight towards them. The bears heard us and turned and were looking at us, however, my son was still walking straight towards them with his head down marking the score card. We yelled at my son but he just kept on walking until we yelled again and he stopped dead in his tracks about 20 feet from the bears. We just stood still for a minute or so until they just sauntered off up into the trees and disappeared. We made sure they were gone, teed off and continued on to finish our round with a great story to remember our round at Redstone.

  6. Dennis Williams
    Dennis Williams says:

    I invited a few friends to play Redstone for the first time. One of those friends is affectionately known as a "Puke" (half Polish and half Ukranian) and has a innate ability to let's say "do dumb things". We will call him Larry (cause that's his name). Anyway, after visiting the driving range and the putting green we are now ready to tee off. My partner and I realize that we still have time to grab a couple of cold ones for the round so we stop at the Clubhouse. Larry is driving the other cart ahead of us and continues to the first tee. He drops off his partner and then notices that we are missing, so, I guess that he figures that we are lost and goes looking for us. He drives up to the parking lot and then turns left between the cars towards the Clubhouse on what he thinks is the cart path. As WE now approach the first tee we look over and there is Larry's cart, bouncing down the stairs, with Larry flying up to the roof of the cart and then back down to the seat, many times over. We obviously worried for his safety but when he made it down without damage to self or cart we all had a good laugh at his expense. And THAT was only the start of the round! (apologies to the Maintenance Crew, Larry say's Sorry)

    • Rick Powell
      Rick Powell says:

      Denny
      I assume there are no trees on this course or the story would most certainly be about one of your adventures!!
      Have a good one, hope you win the driver although that may get you "deeper" not farther!
      Rick

    • scott
      scott says:

      Well well well Mr Williams I seem to remember that birds in the woods, worms on the ground, and any living animal in existance were ducking when you started your golf swing. It was the most amazing hand to eye cordination that I have ever seen, but was that the putter or driver that was actually in your hands or was it a piece of pine ( that's more likely I'm sure) I'm actually comparing you and Tiger but you need more thant 100,000 golf balls to get a golf swing so you don't hurt yourself!!

    • carol reay
      carol reay says:

      I know the crew you where golfing with and this was one of the milder things you guys do. Hope you win the driver and can use it on hole #12 in Balfour.

  7. Rod Bateman
    Rod Bateman says:

    Four year ago my wife and I Brought Cash and moved to the warm side of the Rockies. We joined our local golf course and I signed up for Men’s night the way most newcomers do, as a single. After a few weeks as a stand in, I was sent out with three guys who apparently had no other friends. After determining I had beer money and a bag full of quarters, I was invited to round out the foursome. I can’t say we were instant friends, but they’ve gotten used to me.

    Our wives all golf, so eventually we added a couples day. The women took a while for their hormones to gel, but a bit of wining and dining smoothed the competitive instincts, and the “original eight” were born. The next logical step was golf travel and since we’re all mainly unemployed, value is paramount. Our first foray was to the Couer d’Alene resort for a Spring play and stay offer. Spectacular accommodations, sports massages, forecaddies and free ProV1’s, all on the cheap! The highlight came when Ronnie, the best golfer in our group, was the only one to miss the island green on BOTH tries. Talk about the boat ride of shame.

    Next up, we receive an offer from the wonderful folks at Redstone to play in their Mixed Open. A two day tournament with loads of prizes plus a free practice round, for less money than we’ll spend on wine for the weekend! This time we decide to bunk together and rent a great four bedroom house up at Red Mountain. After a jaccuzi, barbeque (with wine) and a few games of pool in the rec room, we award prizes from the earlier trip. Ron receives a water bottle (with a picture of the island green) containing sand and water from the lake, with a golf ball sitting on the bottom. It wasn’t easy to get that ball in there.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, camaraderie and couples format of the Redstone tournament (Ron and his wife Lynn got revenge by cleaning up on prizes). We loved the course, except for that one hole with the rock outcropping at the corner. You probably couldn’t hit it if you tried, but trying to miss it? Ever seen a free ProV1 go a hundred yards straight up in the air?
    Anyway, someone, might have been me, threw a few loose pieces of rock into his golf bag. At our last trip of the season, Circling Raven, each couple received a Redstone Rock trophy, labeled of course, 2011 Redstone Mixed Open.

    We’re not sure where our travels will take us this year, but they will include a return trip to Redstone. (Did I mention Redstone enough times to win)? Redstone.

    My name is Rod, I’m 58, and could there be anything better than playing golf with your friends?

  8. Gord Hill
    Gord Hill says:

    We were golfing Mens nite 2 yrs ago with a 530 start, things were late so we finally got to tee off around 600pm. By the time we got to # 18 the last hole it was dark. My tee shot seemed ok right to the corner. Didn't find my ball until I was on top of it, but had a good lie and hit a 8 iron towards the green. I couldn't tell if it was short or long until we got to the green, but there it was about 6 feet away from the cup. Still in the dark I could see the pin but as usual missed my putt, then had a tap in for par. I was never so happy to get a par, totally in the dark. Would not have done as well if it was still light out. Thanks

  9. Jan Bateman
    Jan Bateman says:

    So my husband Rod decided to write in about the clever trophies he created for our group to commemorate the 2011 Redstone Mixed open. Good thing, because it’s the only hardware going on our mantle from the tournament. Now don’t get me wrong, the weather was great, we loved the course and the hosts made us feel right at home. But the format? Let me tell you, carrying your husband for 36 holes of golf is TIRING. Sure, Lynn was fortunate that Ron managed a few putts to help her win some cash, but the rest of us, forget about it. Geri’s husband Grant, normally Mr. down-the-middle, couldn’t hit a fairway if Christy Brinkley was standing there waving at him! Verne came out limping – nothing like a good built in excuse. OK that’s probably mean because he does have back trouble, but why the Faye (inside joke) did it have to flare up this weekend? And Rod. Well, he didn’t just hit that rock outcropping on #15. He also hit a building, a mountain, three ponds, fourteen trees and a power cart (luckily I wasn’t in it). Now, I love my husband dearly, but I could have enlisted a greenskeeper in gumboots for a partner and done better. It’s too bad the prize for this contest isn’t golf lessons, but if I win a new Driver I’ll put it where it will do the most good – in Rod’s hands. Anyway, despite the lack of prizes, we had lots of fun. Plus, Faye, Geri and I went shopping, and nobody said a word! We’re coming back again because, well, you can’t buy that kind of humility from our four ”big-hitters”. See you in June!

  10. Kimberlee Phillips
    Kimberlee Phillips says:

    After entering the Mixed Open last year, my husband thought that it would be a good opportunity to take our 5th Wheel for the trip and stay in the parking lot. We had a great time and the convenience of having our “home” nearby made socializing after play a lot more enjoyable and safer. We blended our play (mine being just a little better than his) and managed to squeak into the prizes despite my husband’s constant desire to hit one into the pond on 17. After the final presentations we started to pack up our rig and that was when realization set in that we had drained the batteries and could not get the slides to come in. Always the optimist, my husband hooked up the truck, still not enough power. He then looked for nearby hydro but soon realized that he did not have 1500’ of cord to reach Loretta’s house. He then found the hand crank and in a reasonable period of time had the two big slides in. Unfortunately, and for reasons yet unknown, the crank would not fit the bedroom slide. We knew that we could not drive home with a slide sticking out two feet from the side of the trailer so he set to lying on his back on the floor of the RV using a small hand wrench to move the slide in ONE VERY SLOW centimetre at a time. I think that we finally got out of the parking lot just as dark was setting in. Needless to say, we bought a small quiet generator to make sure this never happens again as we certainly plan to go to the 2012 event because it was a blast…. P.S. When my husband tells this story he says my hair dryer sucked all the power, could that be true?

  11. Gord Buna
    Gord Buna says:

    I was in a fun golf tournament last Sept @ Redstone. For the first time in my life I kicked my brother's butt in golf. The next day @ Birchbank back to the same old story, my brother kick my butt. I will always remember Redstone for that one shining moment in my golf career.

  12. Joan Jordan
    Joan Jordan says:

    I have golfed several times at your course with one of your members and this story resulted in her purchasing a Taylor Made Burner: I was in a small tournament and waiting for the shotgun start, chatting to my friends, when a fellow called to us from the 'blues', asking if he could play through, as he was late getting off the course. So, as we were below him, we jumped in our carts and quickly spun around to get out of his way. I heard an awful crunch …and sure enough, the Taylor Made Burner I was demo'ing had been leaning against the cart and now had tire tracks scatched right over the top of the head! Feeling very silly..and guilty..I offered to purchase the club and a good deal was sealed. It has turned out to be an excellent purchase and after trying mine out, your member is swinging happily away on your course several times a week using the same club!!!

  13. S R
    S R says:

    I have golfed Redstone several times now, and have made it an annual stop on our tour of golf courses when my out of town golf buddies come for a visit. They are impressed with the elevated tee boxes, large greens and beautiful mountain scenery. Regularly seeing deer and "other" wildlife does not hurt either. We are looking forward to another great golf trip this year!

  14. Weston King
    Weston King says:

    My wife took me up to Redstone for my birthday last year, she doenst like to play, she just likes to tag along and watch, take pictures and just enjoy the game with me. well it was a typical bogey golf day when i came up to the 12th hole and I get up to the tee like normal hit what i felt was a great 5 iron (played the blue tees) and when we get down to the green we can't find the ball. We looked in the front bunkers and behind the green and still couldnt fidn the ball. I didn't want to upset the group behind us so i just dropped a ball to play out…. when we got on the green she tended the pin for me and wouldn't ya know where my ball ended up… IN THE CUP! This is actually the 2nd hole in one I have had in my life, but the 1st in Canada! 🙂 I am planning to come back this year with a group of friends and play in the border cup (JULY 28th) 🙂 I can't wait and I hope I can get lucky again! P.S. I still have the golf ball set up in a display case at home!

  15. Weston King
    Weston King says:

    My wife took me up to Redstone for my birthday last year, she doenst like to play, she just likes to tag along and watch, take pictures and just enjoy the game with me. well it was a typical bogey golf day when i came up to the 12th hole and I get up to the tee like normal hit what i felt was a great 5 iron (played the blue tees) and when we get down to the green we can't find the ball. We looked in the front bunkers and behind the green and still couldnt fidn the ball. I didn't want to upset the group behind us so i just dropped a ball to play out…. when we got on the green she tended the pin for me and wouldn't ya know where my ball ended up… IN THE CUP! This is actually the 2nd hole in one I have had in my life, but the 1st in Canada! 🙂 I am planning to come back this year with a group of friends and play in the border cup (JULY 28th) 🙂 I can't wait and I hope I can get lucky again! P.S. I still have the golf ball set up in a display case at home!

  16. Dave McVicker
    Dave McVicker says:

    So I am not a writer but I do not feel that commenting on my writing style would be inappropriate. Oh! I almost forgot, I am not much of a golfer either and am rather prone to driving my ball in any fairway except the one I am playing. That being said, I decided to play Redstone to try out my brand new Cobra driver. I was excited. I spent way too much money on this driver but was prepared for more distance than I had ever experienced. You see, admit to not being a golfer but have played golf for many years, since I was a teenager. I learned more about swearing and dress codes than I ever did anywhere else, but I digress. The day started off beautifully. I lined up at the first tee, took a few practice swings, pulled out a tee, placed my ball on top of the tee gripping it firmly in my right hand and bent over penetrating the firm Redstone turf to a point where I was certain I would be able to perform cosmetic surgery to the the ball I had selected for the task. Bruce, my golfing partner for the day, stood back and tried to restrain himself from making comments and offering advice on the ensuing shot I was about to make. Bruce was never very good at restraining himself and was always very generous with his tidbits of golfing uttering such names as Jack or Tiger to enhance his dialogue and perhaps add to his credibility. On this occasion, he was silent. He did not offer a single word of either encouragement or advice. I stood over the ball, (Is that what is referred to as addressing?) wound up my body like a clock spring and swung a mighty swing, smashing the ball in a forward direction while lightly grazing the ground on the first tee. I rose my head to witness my shot. Although the feel I got was not as solid as the type of shot I was accustomed to with My real wood drivers that my dad had given me but was not alarmed as this was new technology and was prepared for a new, refreshing experience. I was not disappointed. As my looked down the fairway, I watched my ball bounce down the fairway a bit beyond the ladies tee (thank goodness for that) while the head of my brand new Cobra driver carried on further. The feel in my hands of the new driver was one of lightness. The laughter from Bruce, now on the tee box floor, could be heard all over the course.

  17. Dave McVicker
    Dave McVicker says:

    So I am not a writer but I do not feel that commenting on my writing style would be inappropriate. Oh! I almost forgot, I am not much of a golfer either and am rather prone to driving my ball in any fairway except the one I am playing. That being said, I decided to play Redstone to try out my brand new Cobra driver. I was excited. I spent way too much money on this driver but was prepared for more distance than I had ever experienced. You see, admit to not being a golfer but have played golf for many years, since I was a teenager. I learned more about swearing and dress codes than I ever did anywhere else, but I digress. The day started off beautifully. I lined up at the first tee, took a few practice swings, pulled out a tee, placed my ball on top of the tee gripping it firmly in my right hand and bent over penetrating the firm Redstone turf to a point where I was certain I would be able to perform cosmetic surgery to the the ball I had selected for the task. Bruce, my golfing partner for the day, stood back and tried to restrain himself from making comments and offering advice on the ensuing shot I was about to make. Bruce was never very good at restraining himself and was always very generous with his tidbits of golfing uttering such names as Jack or Tiger to enhance his dialogue and perhaps add to his credibility. On this occasion, he was silent. He did not offer a single word of either encouragement or advice. I stood over the ball, (Is that what is referred to as addressing?) wound up my body like a clock spring and swung a mighty swing, smashing the ball in a forward direction while lightly grazing the ground on the first tee. I rose my head to witness my shot. Although the feel I got was not as solid as the type of shot I was accustomed to with My real wood drivers that my dad had given me but was not alarmed as this was new technology and was prepared for a new, refreshing experience. I was not disappointed. As my looked down the fairway, I watched my ball bounce down the fairway a bit beyond the ladies tee (thank goodness for that) while the head of my brand new Cobra driver carried on further. The feel in my hands of the new driver was one of lightness. The laughter from Bruce, now on the tee box floor, could be heard all over the course.

  18. Tom Boyden
    Tom Boyden says:

    Eight for a Spokane Foursome at Redstone_Let me explain from the beginning. (I should lead off by saying we are mid to high handicappers, enthusiastic, but not great golfers.) Our tee time at Redstone Golf Course was Sunday August 15th, 10:00am. We had no clue what was to come. We got up early to have breakfast before the round and hoped to hit a few practice balls. We were slow so only a couple balls off the practice tee and not putting. _Off to the 1st Tee. Randy hit first – off to the right, in the rough. Tom hit second, close to out of bounds on the left – hit a provisional but found the first. Lila and Kathie both up the middle. Uneventful double and triple bogies. _2nd Tee. Tom and Randy searching for their golf balls, finally found them and got down for bogies. The ladies got down the fairway and did a little better. This time bogies and doubles. _Then comes Hole #3, a par 3. We are playing 3 different tees. Randy and I are playing from the Blues (143 yards), Lila is playing from the Whites (141 yard), and Kathie is playing from the Reds (119). The pin is in the front middle of the green. Kathie is first to hit. She hit her hybrid well

  19. Lindy
    Lindy says:

    Shanks for the memories: Believe it or not, teed up on number two at Redstone after placing his can of Bud next to the blue marker. A very bad shank sent the ball through the can and stayed there! Only at Redstone.

  20. Jon G. Marion
    Jon G. Marion says:

    Double Splash. Our foursome was on 17th, very tight pack of duffers & hackers. I think we were playing for money and pride which we all agreed we didn't have. Mike S. took the prize as he gandered at his lucky 9 iron shot across the water the ball flew at the same time his 9 iron snapped in half and looked like it was moving faster than his ball. His 9 iron R.I.P at the bottom of pond and his ball met the same watery grave as ours. Double take, double splash!!!!!

  21. Rod Allan
    Rod Allan says:

    It was still in the early days of Redstone when the back nine was under construction and the old front nine was still in play, that my mens night fivesome arrived on the old number nine tee box. We all fired off and headed down the fairway in search of our drives, approaching my ball I did a quick calculation of yardage to the green and realized that with a perfectly struck rescue wood ( and a brain rapidly shrinking due to dehydration and a zero skin count for the last eight holes) I would be able to reach the green and have a putt for eagle!! Easy back and down like a freight train and WHoosh… off went my Pro V1 on a slow rising arc directly towards the clubhouse!!! Hanging my head in defeat I began the death march towards another skinless mens night on the links.. Arriving breathless at the ninth, I was about to begin my search for the wayward Titelist when from a packed clubhouse came the muffled laughter of forty fellow competitors. Looking up towards the clubhouse with a somewhat shy sideways glance it was immediately apparent where my golf ball had come to rest, a quick glance into my bag and with a sixty degree wedge in my hand I walked up the clubhouse stairs and into the lions den…. Forty fore caddies all grinning and guwaffing at my expense pointed to my missplaced Pro V laying mid lodge.. but with a reasonable lie and optimisticly a fairly clear shot towards the green if the brand new double pane windows were opened to their full extent!!! Up for the challenge as always, I took my stance over my ball having to compensate my backswing somewhat to allow for the dinner plates and beer bottles on the table behind me, head down, knees bent, open the clubface a touch, keep the wrists unbroken, don’t take a divit out of the new carpet and no holes in the new windows… click… and out the window my surlyn pearl flew bouncing just short of the green and rolling on!!! Applause only found at the Masters or the U.S. Open followed me down the stairs towards the green. Now just a two putt for a par and a shiney pocketful of quarters… careful alignment and … putt… goes the ball sweeping past the hole as if on it’s way to another galaxy…okay settledown… only a six footer downhill for the par… putt… oh well the dinner was good and the beer were cold!!!

  22. Alan Karges
    Alan Karges says:

    I think one of the things that makes Redstone unique is the abundance of wildlife on the course.
    Deer hoof prints in a sand trap can occasionally make the odd sand shot just a touch more difficult and having a bear acting as your own little gallery is kind of fun so long as they don’t get too close but for the most part the animals don’t really effect the game.
    My strangest animal encounter happened on number nine.
    A small black bear standing well back in the bush took an interest in our group putting out.
    He stood right up on his hind legs so he could get a good look.
    You could just see him thinking, “What on earth are those crazy humans doing now?”
    Once we had left the green he came over to the cup and looked in.
    I think he left even more confused than before.

  23. Sandy Anderson
    Sandy Anderson says:

    I was playing Redstone one day with my husband and was not having my best day, however, we get to # 17 and my husband tees off first and lands in the trap. I tee up my ball, swing and hit it thin with a low line drive which skips across the water and lands on the green much to my delight. My husband chips out of the trap and 2 putts for a bogey while I proceed to 2 putt for my par. This made my day and it was a quiet drive to #18 tee box.

  24. Shirley Webster
    Shirley Webster says:

    Having played Redstone many times as my father has been a member for 40-50 years still is golfing , and turning 9l. We have a family reunion there every year-always look forward to the golf game at Redstone, seeing the tree that was planted there in my mother's honour. It is a truly beautiful course and seeing how it evolved from a nine hole course to a 18 hole course has been amazing, The staff treats my father and us with great respect. I recommend anyone travelling to that area to get a game of golf in a Redstone.

  25. Nick H
    Nick H says:

    I remember the first time I played the back nine. My wife was with me (and she never plays). I lost 3 balls on the first hole and the day went downhill from there.
    I think after nine holes she actually beat me (but she can really putt).
    I'm not going to say what my score was!!!!

  26. Trevor W
    Trevor W says:

    Was golfing with my boss and some coworkers. I'd been slicing my drives all day. By the 16th hole my boss recommended I aim straight at the water and, based on past experience, I should land right in the fairway. First straight drive of the day!!! Middle of the water!!!

  27. Scott Chapman
    Scott Chapman says:

    My wife and I stopped by Redstone on our way home to Moscow, ID after visiting family in Montana. It was one of those drives where you're checking the sky the whole time, praying that those dark clouds above you will break by the time you reach the course. It did look bleak in Cranbrook, but this was our only chance to use our free pass – "The show must go on!" Fortunately, it still hadn't rained by the time we got to the course. Even with the worrisome weather, though, the pace was still slow. So slow in fact on this late September Sunday that a twosome walking caught up to us and our powercart at the 5th teebox. I had thoughts of calling it a day after 9, especially since this was the only round my wife had played all year (I know what you're thinking – we're the reason for the slow play!). Add to that the downpour that reached us on #8, and I thought our day was surely done. Despite my desire to play on, for my wife's sake, I somehow brought myself to utter the words, "You wanna head in?" Much to my surprise, my wife showed the true grit of her Montana heritage by suggesting we tough it out. Good move. After teeing off on #10, the rain stopped and we soon discovered we had the beautiful mountainside Back 9 entirely to ourselves. One rainy hole had chased away all the wimps! Man, I love my wife!

  28. Pat McKeoen
    Pat McKeoen says:

    I grew up in Trail and travel back every year for our family reunion which always includes golfing at Redstone. I learned how
    to play golf on the course in 1967 when it was known as the Rossland course and only had 9 holes but was a challenging and beautiful course. The addition of the new 9 holes has made the course more interesting but no less beautiful. I especially enjoy watching my siblings (and myself) try to challenge the 17th hole with very mixed results. It is always an enjoyable experience playing the course and I will be playing again this year but I have to admit I miss the old rope tow on the old 5th hole!

  29. Travis drake
    Travis drake says:

    I have gone golfing quite a few times in Rossland. However, I golf it the same way it used to be laid out. I can never rememeber where the new greens are. Funny thing is my score doesn't change. The only thing funny out there is my swing.

  30. cliff mckeown
    cliff mckeown says:

    I have golfed there on and off for over 35 years and have enjoyed every round. Every year we congregate at Redstone to celebrate my dads birthday. He has spent countless hours there golfing, tree planting, pruning, fixing roofs and enjoying great rounds of golf with his family and many friends. I reccomend Redstone to all my golfing companions in Kamloops and area and they are never disappointed. We have encountered all sorts of wildlife while golfing and have laughed many time at the antics of the bear cubs. Many years ago I was thankful for the screens on the clubholuse window when I whacked my second shot on what was then the 9th hole squarely into the clubhouse window. We later learned that to the people having a cold one inside it sounded like a gunshot . I always wondered why the old rope tow was on the left side of the hole when everybody was scramblling around on the left looking for their ball. The old course was great, the new 18 hole layout is fabulaous and strikingly beautiful.

  31. Colleen Kendall
    Colleen Kendall says:

    Being a really novice golfer I play once a year at a family reunion at Redstone and really enjoy it, especially for the scenery. The clubhouse has great food and atmosphere which is welcome after hours of walking around tracking my wayward balls.

  32. Suzanne Knuth
    Suzanne Knuth says:

    What a wonderful day we chose to play Redstone. It was a couple of years ago. The sun was shining. There was Spring warmth in the air. The company was good. We played through a foursome on one of the hillier holes. So it was clear sailing after that.

    My main goal for the round was to make it across the water on the last Par 3. I took the appropriate club, hit a beautiful high soaring shot right at the green and saw it land. Apparently I did not choose the appropriate club. It landed all right – right in the water about 2 feet short.

    My goal for the next round will be – you guessed it – to make it over the water and land it on the green.

  33. Deb McKeown
    Deb McKeown says:

    I remember the old Rossland Golf Course from the 1960's. My sisters and I used to go out with my mum before we were old enough to be in school (we loved the rope tow). We had golf etiquette drilled into us before we reached the age of 6. I don't know if my game has improved much since the 1960's — but the course has. It's beautiful, and I've enjoyed it so much the few times I've had a chance to play it in recent years.

  34. Sherri
    Sherri says:

    For the past 3 years, I have golfed at Redstone with many different family members. We have ranged from very beginner to scratch golfers. I found that the course is very playable for all different levels with a stunning backdrop. I'll never forget when I was golfing with my mom and two aunts (we were all beginners) and my one aunt went behind her putt and lined it up telling us she was going to go left of the hole. My other aunt then said " but that's my ball". My aunt replied "I knew that and I was helping you line it up". I don't even think her ball was on the green. We laughed so hard! Redstone is a part of my families history with my grandparents golfing there for decades and I really hope that I have many more games there with my family who has come from all over to meet there.

  35. Aldo Sterpin
    Aldo Sterpin says:

    We are very close to nature! Our group was playing the 7th hole. Vince missed the green and ended up in the sand-trap. As we approached the green, we noticed a sizable bear standing on his (hers) hind legs, enjoying the berries on the bush adjacent to the trap, The bear was obviously more interested in the berries than the intruders and never moved. After a few minutes, Vince got tired of waiting, walked into the sand trap and proceeded with his third (fourth ?) shot to the green; Vince kept on playing and the bear kept on eating. Since the green is slightly above the trap, the angle for a memorable picture was perfect; unfortunately that day I left my camera at home.

  36. Richard Knuth
    Richard Knuth says:

    This is a re-submission as I sent one and didn't show up. I didn't use any naughty words, but I am on a slow Wifi Connection.

    My wife and I treated ourselves to a round at your wonderful facility, and were scheduled to tee off just behind a Regional Junior tournament.

    We watched several groups of you fellows stripe the ball down the fairway and watched as the balls disappeared over the hill on number one.

    When my turn came I too hit one of my better drives right down the middle of the fairway. However, it not only didn't disappear over the hill, it took two more shots to get up to where the "junior" balls had ended up.

    A humbling experience!

  37. Carol Sloan
    Carol Sloan says:

    My Dad has spend many hours there doing clean up and getting the course ready in the spring. I remember when you were just building stages and someone there was so kind as to take my Dad on a tour. He was so excited. Every year my family gets to together for his birthday and go golfing. this year my Dad will be 91 and still golfing.
    We will see you again this year!

  38. tom haggard
    tom haggard says:

    Hello All

    There was light rain around the course, but warm. My friend Neil and I decided to play anyway. We seemed to be the only ones out there. We started on 10. We hit nice drives that hit the fairway. Neil hit his second to the fringe. As I got settled over my second shot, a beautiful white tail and fawn walked out to the edge of the fairway and stopped as if to wait for my shot. I didn't see them until I hit. As I looked up to see my ball, a rainbow appeared and arched over the fairway. The deer proceeded to cross, as my ball flew over them into the green. The most overwhelming feeling of peace came over me. It was a magical moment. People who don't play have asked me why I chase a stupid little ball around with a stick. They have never seen the beauty of nature as we have. Golf is the second reason I am out there.

    Tom

  39. Mike S.
    Mike S. says:

    Since Jonny Goodtimes already stole my story, I'll chime in with a fond memory. I don't get out often, and my game reflects that fact. Usually I'm good for a few pars each season, and the rare birdie. A few years ago, I had gone out 3 or 4 times and still hadn't even parred a hole. I was playing solo on the front nine, and came to the renovated 4th hole. Ever since they changed the layout, the hole had tormented me. Lying two in the mid fairway, I squirted a long 3 iron to the right and wondered if it might be headed OB. Instead it kicked to the left and up the hill. I got to the green to find my ball about 15 feet from the pin. In a rare moment of clarity, I buried the putt for a birdie 4. Were there any witnesses? Of course not. But you believe me, right?

  40. Jenny Rossi
    Jenny Rossi says:

    The locals here are very proud of their community; their bike trails, their ski hill, their town, and of course their beautiful golf course!

    I experienced first hand that they can be quite protective of these things as well – when a squirrel pelted me with a pine cone while I was hitting out of the rough last summer! I guess he disapproved of my mis-hit tee shot even more than I did, because he chattered away at me as I approached and took my stance, then beaned me! I was worried he was going to jump into my hair, but I got my shot off and got out of there ok.

    Judging by some of the other comments here, I guess I can say I'm glad it was just a squirrel and not a bear!

  41. kcawte
    kcawte says:

    WOW, that's a lot of stories! Love them all! I will accept entries until midnight tonight. Remember that you can only submit one story per person and good luck! I will announce the winner for the Razr Hawk driver tomorrow am! Thanks again!

  42. Tom Rossi
    Tom Rossi says:

    Well, my daughter already told you about the day she got hit with a pine cone at the course, so as for funny and weird, I'm tapped out. But I can tell you that that same day I had an absolutely great day out with my family. Coming from Ontario, it was such a beautiful course to walk, surrounded by mountains – and I definitely loved the extra length off the tee.

    I don't even remember what I shot, it was such a good day – although maybe a nice low score had something to do with this rosy memory.

    Thanks.

  43. Heather Rossi
    Heather Rossi says:

    Time for the third Rossi to chime in I guess! As you've maybe read above, we all had a great day out on the course, and had a really nice time afterwards enjoying the 19th on the patio. Thanks so much for a wonderful course for us to come back and visit this summer, and for this amazingly generous contest/giveaway.

    Looking forward to playing a solid round again too – this course has such a confidence boosting layout to get you feeling good about your game before it hits you with the hammer on the back 9. I really think that I played well even on the tougher holes, after the forgiving fairways on the first two, and then a nice friendly par three to follow it up, all surrounded by beautiful trees and mountains. Love it!

  44. kcawte
    kcawte says:

    We have a winner for the Redstone Story Contest! Thanks to Dennis Williams for his story that received 52 votes!! Dennis, I will be contacting you today via email to get your details so we can send you your new Callaway Razr Hawk Driver. Special mention goes out to Kimberlee Phillips who was behind by only 2 points!! Kimberlee I will be sending you an additional 18 hole pass for coming so close to winning! Thanks everyone for your continues support and all the fantastic stories!!

    • Kimberlee Phillips
      Kimberlee Phillips says:

      Thank You Kylie and Cary for your generous offer of the additional pass I will be certain to bring along a couple of friends to play your fantastic golf course…. Cheers

    • Dennis Williams
      Dennis Williams says:

      Many thanks to Redstone Resort for putting on this fun contest. There were many interesting stories and the prize of a Callaway driver was an added and pleasant bonus. I obviously thank all of the insightful people who thought that I could use some help off of the tee and gave me a "thumbs-up". Looking forward to teeing it up a Redstone in the Spring.

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