May 29, 2013 - 5:15 PM
A local farm in Southeast Kelowna wants to get the ball rolling on their tourist appeal.
McMillan Farms on Berard Avenue is known for their fall pumpkin patch, corn maze and hay-rides, but soon they will be inviting visitors to play golf.
And it won't involve expensive greenways or golf clubs.
The sport known as "farmersgolf" is a low-maintenance, low-cost way to practice your golf swing while utilizing the ample fields of a farm. Players use a wooden golf club to hit a 20 cm ball that resembles a small-sized soccer ball.
Farmersgolf is played across North America and originated in Netherlands back in 1999.
The owners of McMillan Farms got city approval Monday to allow the tourism activity to go forward on the Agricultural Land Reserve. City councillors also approved a concession stand for the site, to service players of the unconventional golf game.
City councillors supported the expansion of the farm's existing agri-tourism business.
"It's a creative way of something fun to do on a farm, that keeps it running," Counc. Andre Blanleil says.
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