In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1983. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: The Whistler Golf Course, the first golf course in the valley, first opened as an executive-sized nine-hole course developed by Bob Bishop and Bernie Brown in the 1970s. It was taken over by the Whistler Village Land Company in 1979 and redeveloped as an 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer. The course opened to players in June 1983 (the official opening with Arnold Palmer did not take place until August 1983), with $300 passes for what was left of the golf season.
Question: What do you think of the golf course pass which costs $300 for the remainder of the season?
Robin Crumley – Hotel Manager – Alpine Meadows
I think it’s a great idea. It gives the golf course some cash flow early on when they need it plus it helps out the golfers. It’s the same reason golf courses everywhere have members. They’ll find if the price isn’t in line they just won’t sell – they must be marketed the same as everything else.
Allyson Edwards – Village Employee – Brio
People who live at Whistler need affordable summer recreation so should have the option and advantage of a pass on the course. I’m waiting till next year to buy a pass though because I’d rather have a longer season than what remains now to enjoy it.
Patricia Najarian – Housewife – Alamo, California
I think it’s a wonderful idea. If I lived here I know I’d buy one because you use a pass up really quickly. One thing we have at home that they should consider here is a family pass.