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Opened or Closed Thanksgiving Day?

Wondering if you can get out and play a quick round before the games and meals are offered up… here is BREC’s schedule:

All BREC golf courses will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 27, except Howell Park Golf Course. Howell Park Golf Course will open Thurs. morning with the last 18-hole tee time at 10:30 a.m. and the last 9-hole tee time at 11:45 a.m. All golf courses will resume normal operating hours on Fri., Nov. 28.”

Howell #3

Junior Golf

BREC is offering a host of programs for Junior Golfers.

During Thanksgiving Holidays there will be a golf camp hosted by our Independent Instructors.  See the attached PDF Golf_Flyer_Christmas_110915

The First Tee is an outstanding youth development program that teaches juniors life skills along with the game of golf.  Here is a calendar of events coming up early in 2016: TFT Monthly March-April 2016 Schedule.  To find out more about BREC’s First Tee program, visit their website at

PGA Jr League is going to make its return in the Spring and Summer of 2016.  This program is taking the nation by storm and is the fastest growing youth program in the country.  A team concept for ages 6 to 13, with uniforms and weekly matches, guaranteed to be fun and exciting for all.

PGA Junior League Golf is coming for 2016

Registration will begin January 7th

Developmental League:

6 –  9 Year old Squads

10 – 13 Year old beginners Squads

3 Training Schedules

Four 6 hole matches in April

$75 for PGA / Green Fees: $30; Practice $20: $125

Maximum Players: 32 players (4 teams of 8)

Competitive League:

9 – 13 Year Old Squads

Some level of experience required

3 Training Schedules

Seven 9 hole matches & Championship May – July

$75 for PGA / $75 Green Fees: $25 Practice: $175

Maximum Players: 32 players (4 teams of 8 players)

Interested? Let us know by emailing to

League Play and Tournaments still available in 2015

There is still plenty of golf to be had and played.  Check out our league and tournament play page for more details.

Click here for more details:

Beaver Creek: Holiday Scramble on December 5th.  3 Player Scramble.  $180 per team.  Includes green fee & cart, meal, and awards.  Flighted after play; 9am shot gun start.  Call Pro Shop for details: 658-6338.


First Tee Golf Junior Golf Programs

Junior Golf Programs

BREC is a proud chapter of The First Tee and offers program for juniors interested in mastering the skills of golf is a challenging and rewarding venue.  Operated by BREC and managed by Henry Pointer (PGA and Life Skills Coach).  For more information see the attached PDF, First Tee PDF

Also visit their website at


First Swing Instructional Program et al

Exciting news, BREC Golf is in the Player Development business once again.  Scheduled for 2015’s late winter to early Summer programming, golfers can expect to find a new program for those who might be classified as beginners, newcomers, or not-quite-ready-for-prime-time golf.  It is a program that provides a quick study into the basics (First Swing), and will include for those who attend the clinics a lead into how to transition on to the golf course (First Play), with occasional appearances at various courses to teach new golfers how to properly practice (First Swing or First Play Practice Sessions), and then an effort to organize newcomers into a developmental league that allows them to play and enjoy opportunities on the course in a non-intimidating fashion.

Interested? Visit the Program segment of our website to find all the information you will need.  Go to the header at the top of the page and click PROGRAMS

Going native

We’ve been getting questions lately about the pink flags at Dumas GC and Beaver Creek GC.

BREC has made the decision to increase the size of existing native areas at Beaver Creek and create some new ones at Dumas.

Kelly Wall, Assistant Director of Golf at BREC had the following comments last week: 

“We’re expanding existing native areas and creating new ones at a couple of our courses.  It’s been an increasing trend in this industry over the past ten to fifteen years.  Native areas, when properly utilized, allow us to focus more of our resources on fairways, bunkers and greens.  Almost all of the areas that we’ve naturalized come into play only very rarely.  We’ve been very selective about where we’re doing this and I don’t think it will interfere with people’s enjoyment of the game or affect the pace of play at all.  Hopefully our customers will begin to see better conditioning in the areas where they really play the game in the very near future.  There are also some environmental benefits that are consistent with our desire to be demonstrate responsible stewardship.”

For more information about this growing trend in golf design and maintenance, check out the links below:



Hole in One

Hole in One

Congratulations to the following golfers who have made a hole in one at a BREC Golf Course in 2014

January 20th @ Dumas Memorial #16     Ronnie Seaton

January 25th @ Dumas Memorial #3        Carla Morin

March 7th @ J.S. Clark                                 Tony Dier

March 20th @ Dumas Memorial #16        Erv Heil

Ryan Cooney
#3, par 3, 149 yds, 8 iron.

Teddy Garitty
#17, par 3, 170 yds, 6 iron.

Golf Course Name: Dumas Memorial

Date of hole in one: May 15, 2014

First Name:*John                                              Last Name:*Shelburne

 Hole Yardage: *144                                           Hole Number: *11 

Par: *3                                                              Club Number: *5 Hybrid 

Witnesses: John Purpera Jr.; Jim Lambert

Notes:This was Mr. Shelburne’s 8th hole in one and 3rd on this hole.