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Prince Edward Island promotes youth golf

 Charlottetown, PE – (June 27, 2017) – Golf PEI announced today that 13 of its member courses have launched a “Kids Play Free” program for the entire 2017 golf season.  These 13 courses will run a program for the entire season where one free junior player (18 years of age or younger) will play free after 3pm with a paid adult.


“The program is very simple and straight forward and it enhances PEI even more as a golf vacation destination,” adds Mark McLane, Golf PEI’s executive director. “Our operators understand how important families are to tourism on PEI and this is just another great reason for them to choose to visit PEI. Not only will it help get children get introduced to the sport, it may help keep the 25-40-year-old playing the game regularly as they become busier with careers and family,” said Golf PEI President and general manager of Glasgow Hills Golf Course, Gary Sheehan.

“Not only is this initiative a great way to promote a healthy, active lifestyle, but it also gives children a chance to discover the game and that can be very beneficial to the industry on the Island,” said Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Heath MacDonald. “I applaud the participating courses and Golf PEI for offering this program and taking real steps to grow the game and golf tourism in our province.”

For a list of the participating courses and to book online, visit To book, simply enter promo code KIDSFREE when you book online 

About Golf PEI: Golf PEI is a non-profit association of provincial golf industry stakeholders. Their mandate is to promote Prince Edward Island as a golf destination and to draw golfers from all over the world to the more than 400 fairways on Prince Edward Island. Golf PEI also operates a full service online and direct call reservation centre for tee times and golf vacations on behalf of our member courses and accommodation partners. Golf PEI also operates a retail store with all of the products in the store supplied by their member golf courses.

About Golf on Prince Edward Island: The total direct economic activity (total direct sales) resulting from the Prince Edward Island’s Golf Industry is estimated at $105 million. Of this total, the revenues generated directly by golf courses, and their associated facilities is estimated at $34.4 million. The game of golf contributed an estimated $62.6 million toward Prince Edward Island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) including 2,000 jobs, $6.3 million in property and other indirect taxes and $10.5 million in federal and provincial income taxes. (Source 2014 Economic Impact of Golf in Canada by NAGA).



MEDIA CONTACT: Mark McLane, Executive Director, 1-866-GOLF-PEI