At the end of the month, residents of northern Saskatchewan will be able to add mini golf to their list of leisure activities.
A mini golf course is expected to open Monday, May 28 on the grounds of the JRMCC, which is located on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band just outside of La Ronge.
“Gives us a couple extra weeks there to do some more yard work that we’re finishing up on,” said Kevin Roberts with the JRMCC. “Putting some crushed gravel in our yard, doing some more cement work, getting our fencing done up.”
Roberts says the cost of the mini golf course is around $200,000. He says funding was obtained through a Canada 150 grant.
According to Roberts, playing a round of mini golf will be affordable.
“We realize there’s going to be a lot of kids interested who may have financial issues,” said Roberts. “We want to make our prices so that we’re not turning away anybody from being able to enjoy a game of mini golf.”
In addition to mini golf, people can also take advantage of batting cages, a beach volleyball court and a driving range.
“We’ll have three driving cages for people to come out and work on their swings,” said Roberts.
The driving range and batting cages will be up and running on May 28, but the beach volleyball court is expected to be finished by mid-June.
Once operational, it’s expected the mini golf course will be open until the end of October. Officials say the course will be open seven days a week from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(PHOTO: Construction of the mini golf course. Photo submitted by Kevin Roberts.)