a- A+
H: 9°
L: 0°


Volume 4, October Issue


Volume 4, September Issue
Volume 4, July Issue
Volume 4, June Issue
Volume 4, May Issue


Volume 3, November Issue
Volume 3, September Issue
Volume 3, August Issue
Volume 3, July Issue
Volume 3, June Issue
Volume 3, April Issue


Volume 2, December Issue
Volume 2, September Issue
Volume 2, August Issue
Volume 2, July Issue
Volume 2, June Issue
Volume 2, May Issue


Volume 1, Issue 1
Volume 1, Issue 2
Volume 1, Issue 3
Volume 1, Issue 4
Volume 1, Issue 5
Volume 1, Issue 6
Volume 1, Issue 7
Volume 1, Issue 8
Volume 1, Issue 9
Volume 1, Issue 10
Volume 1, Issue 11
Volume 1 * Issue 10

Grand Niagara GC News

Course Information:

Fall Rates are in full effect at Grand Niagara GC. Weekdays $75 (with Early Bird & Twilight rates at $65), Weekends $85 (with Early Bird & Twilight rates at $75). For full info click here!

Grand Niagara GC will be closing Sunday, November 3rd.

Membership Information:

Exclusive Opportunity: The first 100 golfers to purchase an Unlimited Golf Membership will not pay the future initiation fee.

Unlimited Golf Membership: $2,975 for unlimited season play

  • (Add-on) Spousal Unlimited Golf Membership: $1,475
  • (Add-on) Intermediate Unlimited Golf Membership: $1,000
  • (Add-on) Junior Unlimited Golf Membership: $475

Weekday Golf Membership: $2,295 for unlimited weekday play

  • (Add-on) Spousal Weekday Golf Membership: $1,150
  • (Add-on) Intermediate Weekday Golf Membership: $800
  • (Add-on) Junior Weekday Golf Membership: $375

For more information about our 2014 please contact: Bob Culig, Head Professional (905) 384-4653 Ext. 222; bob@grandniagaragolf.com

Grand Niagara GC’s Head Professional, Bob Culig

“I was born and raised in Fort Erie, attended Brock University in St. Catharines majoring in Economics with a minor in Marketing. My career in golf started back in 1980 where I worked at the Cherry Hill Club for fifteen years. From there stops have included positions at the Fox Valley Club in Lancaster, NY, many years at Hunters Pointe GC and one season at Thundering Waters. This is my fourth year at Grand Niagara GC.

I currently reside in Welland with my wife Marti and children Kayli and Danny. I am very grateful to call Grand Niagara home and excited about the future here. Membership sales, corporate, group and the resale business keep me busy at the Club. A friendly reminder that I stay busy at the Club through the winter months, so feel free to contact me to plan your next event or inquire about our Membership plans for the 2014 season!”

Bob Culig PGA, Head Golf Professional

Bob Culig’s Winter Maintenance: Putting Drill

Where has our 2013 season gone? The winter layoff is just around the corner. While many of us will put the clubs away in storage, it is still a good idea to keep thinking about the game and staying active over the winter months. Over the course of the winter I will be giving you some drills that will keep you golf-ready come the spring.

Practicing your putting is the easiest thing to do inside, so over the winter take advantage of this! Putting into a plastic hole or cup is great for stroke practice, but this drill will help you practice your stroke, distance control and all around touch:

Place a golf ball on a small coin. Move back 5 feet and putt another ball to the ball on the coin. The goal here is not to knock off the ball on the coin, but to get your ball as close as you can to the ball without knocking it off. Hit 10 putts from this distance, and then move back to 10 feet, 15 feet, and 20 feet. Make a game of it, compete against yourself or challenge someone else!

Bob Culig PGA, Head Golf Professional

Course Conditions: Preparing for Winter

Preparing a golf course for winter is a unique challenge. The goal of every Turf Manager is to have our grass as healthy as possible with very little top growth. We strive to have healthy and strong turf plants heading into the long winter months, therefore fertilizing must be done early enough for the plant to take it all in before it shuts down for the winter. We apply a preventative winter protection fungicide on our greens, tees and fairways as Bentgrass is very susceptible to winter snow-mold disease. In the fall, the turf is prepared for next season by aerating the greens, tees, fairways and rough to relieve compaction and to allow air and water to better penetrate into the soil. All our fescue grasses are cut down to allow for weed control next spring. The irrigation system must be winterized to prevent damage from freezing over the winter. Finally, once the snow sets in it is time to overhaul all our turf equipment and golf carts to ensure an un-interrupted operation next spring.

John Taylor, Property Manager

Season’s End

On behalf of ownership, management and all of our staff at the Grand Niagara Golf Club, I would like to thank all of our customers for their continued patronage in 2013. We look forward to welcoming new and returning members and guests to the club in 2014. We have had a wonderful response to our membership programs and we will be growing the membership base in the coming years.

Grand Niagara GC will continue to strive to improve both the quality of the course as well as the overall customer experience. Please enjoy a healthy and prosperous off-season and we look forward to hosting you once again in 2014!


Kevin Poole PGA, Director of Golf

Bring this Grand Report Newsletter into the Pro Shop and receive a free range day pass!