Yorkton celebrates opening of Deer Park clubhouse

Yorkton, Sk – The City of Yorkton unveiled a plaque dedicating the Deer Park Clubhouse to mark the completion of the construction project. In January 2022, City Council approved the Deer Park Clubhouse Construction Project with a budget of $7.2 million dollars. The budget included a new build, along with the installation of City water and sewer.

The Old Clubhouse had reached its end of life, as it was the oldest recreation facility in Yorkton. The facility at the time was not accessible, with washrooms being in the basement of the building along with a septic system and no potable drinking water.

Construction of the Deer Park Clubhouse began with the demolition of the Old Clubhouse in April 2022.

The construction work took 14-months to complete. The Pro Shop opened to the public on April 24,2023 and the keys to the rest of the building turned over to the City on June 5, 2023 with the Owl’s Nest Restaurant opening on June 20, 2023.

“The opening of our NEW Deer Park Clubhouse brings our city great opportunities moving into the future. City council has been unanimously committed to marketing our city for recreation, tourism & business growth!”, said Mayor Mitch Hippsley. “We are very proud to see this BEAUTIFUL building compliment our BEAUTIFUL golf course. This building has gone “above and beyond”, knowing it will be the talk of the Golfers World for many, many years to come!”

A generous donation was put towards furniture in the Clubhouse, which was made by Concept3 Business Interiors Ltd. and the Glauser Family. Garth Glauser was an avid golfer at Deer Park Golf Course and was a season pass holder for over 40 years. Garth passed away in 2006. Concept3 Business Interiors Ltd. was founded by Garth’s son Larry and his wife, Debra Kirk, and is currently operated by two generations of the Glauser family; Garth’s son Larry and grandson Stephen. As a thank you, the City is pleased to name the patio at the Deer Park Clubhouse “G.G.’s Patio” in memory of Garth “G.G.” Glauser.