Shadow Mountain preparing for April opening under new owners

The golf course is going to be in full operation this spring, said John Swanson, the new general manager and director of golf.

Shadow Mountain Golf Course, now under new ownership, is preparing to open its fairways in April.

The golf course is going to be in full operation this spring, said John Swanson, the new general manager and director of golf.

“We’re looking to do a tentative start April 15, weather depending,” Swanson said.

Renovations are currently taking place to make the clubhouse more user friendly for functions.

Swanson is only a couple weeks into his new position but said he is looking forward to the start of the season. Swanson grew up in Penticton and then moved with his wife and triplets to Smithers, B.C., where he worked in the golf course industry.

“I’ve never lived out in this area, but I certainly know within the golf industry it’s sort of the golf mecca of B.C.” he said.

The golf course was purchased by the Auburn Group out of Edmonton.

“Going forward I think what we can do is absolutely provide the best service possible and try to create an atmosphere that is going to be friendly and customer oriented,” he said. “Just to create the best experience possible.”

Swanson noted the stunning views from the course and the clubhouse.

“Really the hope is to get a variety of people out to Shadow Mountain, not just golfers,” he said. “But to really enjoy the entire experience.”

The course also has an extensive practice facility for people who want to come out and practice their swings or who don’t have time to play a full round.

“It’s just about being supportive for the people in Cranbrook and the outlying areas to come to our facility and really have a positive experience,” he said.

For avid golfers there is a season pass. Swanson noted there are also five, 10 and 30 game passes for people who don’t want to invest in a full pass.

Prices can be found on the website,

Swanson said they are also looking to hire for some positions.

“For people who are interested in working in the customer service industry and think that Shadow Mountain might be a nice place to work,” he said.

For more information, contact the golf course at 250-426-3306.

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