The history of the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon expands a century but this May long weekend, a celebration of two decades of the facility’s clubhouse renovations will take place.
Perfect golfing weather is predicted across Saskatchewan this long weekend, but this year’s Victoria Day holiday coincides with the 20th anniversary of Riverside’s current clubhouse facility. The original clubhouse saw the installation of a telephone in the 1950’s. The plumbing, paint, and furniture was also upgraded during the decade. The course added onto the clubhouse in 1963 and expanded again in 1977. Finally, in 1997-98 a new clubhouse was constructed. Director Jana-Lyn Fairbairn said the old clubhouse wasn’t acceptable.
“The old clubhouse was a seasonal building and couldn’t be used in the winter,” Fairbairn said. “It leaked when it rained, the spaces didn’t fit our growing memberships and lockers were being shared, club storage space was at a premium and the dining areas weren’t large enough to host club or private member events.”
The Riverside hasn’t rested on their laurels, they have kept up with the industry demand for top notch facilities. Fairbairn said the club has continued with updates.
“We did a rejuvenation this winter installing new carpet and paint making it warmer and more contemporary,” she said.
The Riverside wintered well, and staff is expecting another solid year. The course will officially celebrate the 20th anniversary of the renovations through out the weekend.