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Organized on April 22, 1922, the Rossland Trail Country started with 81 shareholders and 56 playing members. Floyd Ranch, which was located just above Warfield, was the ground where the first course was built. In 1926, the Club leased land from Cominco and constructed a nine hole course in Rossland, BC.
40 years later, in 1962 land was leased from Cominco again and construction on the Birchbank course began. It would take two years to complete the first nine holes, with the final nine and a clubhouse being completed in 1969. Both courses were designed by local golf professional Roy Stone. In 2004, the Rossland Trail Country Club purchased the Birchbank property from Cominco.
Course reconstruction and updating have been ongoing at the Birchbank course since 1962. Many of the greens have been reconstructed, holes have been relocated, along with additional bunkers and tee boxes. Improvements to the irrigation system have included the addition of ponds along the 12th and 15th fairways.Be sure to enjoy the history at this Kootenay Golf Trail member.
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