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 1984. 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 opened in mid-April 1984. Though the golf course had got its start in 1973 as a nine-hole course, it had only opened as its current 18-hole course in August 1983. This meant that 1984 would be the first full season for the Whistler Golf Course as we know it today.
Question: What do you think of the condition of the Whistler Golf Course at this time of year?
Karl Harkey – Golf Course Worker – Vancouver
The greens are in great shape right now. The fairways are still a little soft but it’s a lot better than I had expected. I thought there would be a lot of mud.
Dave Eastham – Consultant – Tapley’s Farm
Great. The greens are really nice. I was out the first day as well (the course opened for its second season last Thursday).
Geoff Power – Businessman – Alpine Meadow
It’s great. The course is way better than I expected. I expected it to be a lot wetter, but this is my second day in a row playing and my feet are still dry.