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Th-kuat DF tree AGCArdmore Golf Course is a private club formed in the nineteen thirties by Mr. Sam Wise. Previously it was the North Saanich Golf Course and contains a unique tree that is worth a visit on this manicured and well maintained property and thus is included as a green space in your backyard. Located near the third tee of the greenway is Th-kuat, a 1100 year old Douglas-Fir tree. At about 35 meters tall Th-kaut towers over the other trees on the property and was spared during logging and development of the thorough-bred horse ranch in the early nineteen hundreds. Considering that this tree could have formed dozens of telephone poles and timber, it is fortunate that the golf course greenways protect this ancient giant today. This is a nine hole course priced reasonably for playing a round. Book ahead if you want to visit the tree.  For those with an interest in history of the golf course may enjoy W. G. du Temple and E.R. Ostachowicz’s 2012 book called Ardmore: Home, Community and Golf published by Freizen Press. Cole Bay Park is down the Ardmore Drive a short distance as is Aboyne and Hartfell Avenues Green Spaces.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 38′ 02″ W123° 27′ 39″

You can get to Ardmore Golf Course from Pat Bay Highway.  Leave the highway at Exit 26, the McTavish Interchange, an unique and confusing series of roundabouts that make a multi-circle roadway overpass. Take the third exit onto McTavish Road then take the second exit to stay on McTavish Road. Follow McTavish Road past the East Saanich Intersection and continue until you reach West Saanich Road (BC 17A N) turn right onto West Saanich Road. Follow along this road until you reach Ardmore Drive and see the sign for the golf course. Turn onto Ardmore Drive and find parking in the gravel area at the golf course.

 

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