From Our Editors
In 1937, a group of Pender residents gathered their funds to purchase a 60-acre parcel of land. Together, they painstakingly planned the layout, built tees and greens, and carefully landscaped the grounds into a 9-hole golf course. Over 80 years later, and the hard work of these pioneers is still evident at the Pender Island Golf and Country Club. On the beautiful British Colombian course, golfers can enjoy expansive views of a valley dotted with soaring bald eagles from four elevated tee boxes. One of these elevated tees is at the signature eight hole, which requires golfers to make their shot 230 yards over a water trap that's outfitted with a replica of St. Andrews' stone bridge. The course's outdoor ambiance is rivaled only by its first-rate facilities, such as the well-stocked pro shop and the on-site eats at El Faro.