District of Taylor tees off clubhouse upgrades

October 1, 2021

Lone Wolf Golf Club sign.
All photos: Northern Development

In January 2021, the District of Taylor was approved for a $46,958 grant through Northern Development’s new Recreation Infrastructure funding program. The grant covers 70 per cent of the costs to complete critical upgrades to the clubhouse at Lone Wolf Golf Club, a municipally-owned golf course in B.C.’s northeast.

This renovation project was completed in less than six months and allows the District of Taylor to complete future renovations to expand the facility’s capacity, providing additional benefits to the community and surrounding areas by becoming a modern banquet facility capable of hosting larger events. The completed project also provides a better user experience for golfers by improving accessibility, safety and replacing amenities that were out of order.

“This grant allowed us to refresh a popular recreation facility without fiscally burdening the residents of Taylor,” said Ryan Galay, general manager, Lone Wolf Golf Club. “Each year, more than 30,000 people walk through our doors and now their experience, from the time they come through our new, accessible doors, will be much improved. These and future improvements will make us a desirable location to host events, providing more opportunities for our community to gather and for us to generate additional revenue.”

Many areas of the 25-year-old clubhouse received upgrades, including kitchen equipment, the women’s locker room, new computers for a point of sale system, security system installation and the replacement of  the former heavy wood door with a modern set of glass doors, complete with automaticopeners.

Funding for the Lone Wolf Club clubhouse upgrades came from the Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure program. Introduced in September 2020, this funding program supports community efforts to build or improve many types of recreational infrastructure to encourage resident attraction and retention while also increasing sport tourism opportunities. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $300,000 to a maximum of 50 per cent for new construction and/or substantial upgrades to an existing facility or up to $100,000 to a maximum of 70 per cent of the eligible project budget for upgrades or repairs to an existing facility.

Learn more about the Recreation Infrastructure funding program by clicking here.