This summer will be a big one at the Gilbert Plains Country Club with the golf season in full swing.

52 new adult members have joined this season, some of which took advantage of the $600 deal that was up for grabs until May 1. So the next time you head to the GPCC, don't be surprised if you see a new face or many new faces.

"It's just been an absolute surge this year," said Scott McCallum, General Manager. "It's really taken off this year and we're really excited that more people are getting into the game."

While the GPCC does offer memberships, the course remains open to the public. That means even if you aren't a member, you can enjoy a round of 18 holes with a cart for just $60. You can book your tee times at 548-3030 and it's recommended that you book yours soon if you hope to play this weekend, as the tee sheet continues to fill up.

"Everyone is welcome, I think we do a really good job of making sure everyone feels that they are a member even if they aren't," offered McCallum. 

Known as Parkland's premiere golf destination, Gilbert Plains provides a challenge for elite golfers and it's very playable for the recreational player. Playing to just less than 6000 from the white tees, the course features a good variety of shorter holes and longer holes. Despite a lack of rain, the course is in great shape.

"I just can't believe how the course has greened up," ended McCallum. "Our grounds crew does an incredible job here. Our irrigation system is in full swing and it's certainly starting to show."