June 12th, 2007 | by Stephen Jagger
I was invited to preview the new Jack Nicklaus golf course at Wyndansea in Ucluelet, BC a few days ago. Today was the day that we went and it was a perfect day for the trip.
It was all first class! We started by meeting at the West Coast Air float plane terminal in downtown Vancouver to catch our chartered flight to Ucluelet. It was a quick 50 minute flight buzzing just above the British Columbia coastline. Upon arriving in Ucluelet we did a few circles above Wyndansea to get a bird’s eye view of the golf course construction and the coastline that is sits on, then landed in “downtown” Ucluelet. We were greeted by 2 SUV’s (both flex-fuel ethanol vehicles) sitting on the government wharf to take us to the development.
We arrived at the Wyndansea Oceanfront Golf Resort to be greeted by more S&P Destination’s staffers and some Champagne. We then proceeded on a walking tour of the only hole that is ready for some practice shots across the rocky beach to the 15th hole. We were then toured around the entire development so that we could see the 30 lots that are available (actually only 29 as Jack Nicklaus has already bought one), the golf practice facility, the clubhouse and helicopter landing pad location as well as the future site of the Pan Pacific Hotel.
We proceeded back to the 15th hole for an unbelievable lunch. It was prepared by the chef from a restaurant that the development land owner, Elke Loof-Koehler, owns in Ucluelet. The food was outstanding and it was beautiful to sit eating a masterful meal with a picture perfect view of the Pacific Ocean.
After lunch, we went back to the 15th hole for a closest to the pin contest, which I lost and Calvin Lindberg dominated and then walked back to the vehicles for our ride back to the plane.
All in all, a great trip, a soon to be outstanding oceanfront resort and the future home for 30 lucky individuals.
Are you interested in learning more about this project? Here are some links that might help you out:
Wyndansea, Oceanfront Golf Resort – http://www.wyndansea.com
S&P Properties – http://www.sprealestate.com
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Canada – http://www.nicklaus.com
Canada.com Media Coverage – http://www.canada.com
More Pictures from our tour – Pictures
Or, speak with Chris Cooper the Property Associate of Wyndansea for S&P Properties. He can be reached at ccooper [at] sprealestate.com or at 604-909-2144.
Our West Coast Air float plane sitting in the Ucluelet Inlet
The future site of the Pan Pacific at Wyndansea in Ucluelet, BC
Our rides with the lunch tent in the background all sitting on one of the soon to be fairways
View from the plane of the future development
L – R: Stephen Jagger, Megan and Alex Lando at the 15th tee