Busy year ahead for Bathurst's Squire Green Golf & Country Club

Some big changes are on the way for the Squire Green Golf & Country Club in Bathurst.

Club's Mike Masters shareholders are expected to be approved in about a month and that construction will begin on a new club house in the spring.

The new building will boast a dining room and an approximately 120 person outdoor area for weddings or for snowmobilers to stop in to warm up by its stone fireplace.

Masters says the approximately $250,000 expansion project will also include improvements to course features like sand traps as well as the addition of a golf simulator area.

The idea, he says, is to have the facility used year round as a kind of outdoor sports hub that could accommodate, not just golfers, but cross country skiers, snowshoeing, and snowmobiles.

Masters says the idea is to have the facility used year round, adding it would be an outdoor sports hub for golfers, cross-country skiers as well as snowmobilers.

Meanwhile, Masters says Squire Green has some outdoor creative fun in store for people of all ages on the first weekend in February.

Masters says there will be twelve designated areas on the course's driving range where people of all ages will be invited to create snow sculptures with the possibility of winning prizes.

Masters says the prize has yet to be determined, but adds it will likely not be golf-related so as to attract a variety of snow sculptors young and old.

He says he got the idea from Marble Mountain and Corner Brook areas in Newfoundland, where snow sculpting is a popular winter activity and that it would be a fantastic way to use the driving range during the off-season.