Cause for Celebration at Tobiano this Fall


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FALL CELEBRATION AT TOBIANO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KAMLOOPS, B.C., Thursday, September 10, 2015. There is much cause for celebration at Tobiano this Fall.

Tobiano Golf Course

Golf rounds at Tobiano Golf Course are up an incredible 71% over 2014. Memberships are up 157%. And recent rankings by two esteemed golfing publications continue to put Tobiano as the #1 Public Golf Course in BC.

#25 in the 2015-16:Best Courses in Canada, ​Golf Digest 2015
#8 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada, C​anadian Golf Magazine 2015

True, the golf industry in British Columbia is enjoying a better year overall, but even within that, the growth Tobiano has experienced can be considered an anomaly. 2015 may indeed be the watershed season for Tobiano.

General Manager Terry Smith accredits the growth to “a very solid foundation of exceptional golf course design; unwavering commitment to superior golf course maintenance; positive new golf course owners; exceptional service from a very dedicated staff; and a reigniting of the consumer confidence long held in Tobiano.”

Yes, Tobiano has much to celebrate this Fall. And with September arguably the best time of year to play golf in BC ­- the summer heat haze dissipates, brilliant blue skies return, and brown spots recover to vibrant green with summer end’s more gentler warmth ­- the timing could not be better for their just­-released 2016 membership program. Visit TobianoGolf.com for further information.

Tobiano Real Estate

It’s been an exciting season for Tobiano Real Estate as well, also under new ownership. Their inaugural 2015 offer of 16 lots, at savings of up to $40,000 per lot, led to strong sales, and only a few lots now remain under this promotion.

In August, Tobiano hosted a large group of Vancouver-­based investors and licensed real estate agents for a day-­tour showcasing the community and amenities. This influential group was genuinely captivated by the scenic landscapes, large flat building lots, and strong investment potential. Over 40 experienced and engaged Kamloops realtors also took part in a site tour later the same month and were equally impressed. Many commented on the value­-pricing and heightened level of excitement and activity at the Resort.

Helping build excitement in Tobiano Real Estate, is a brand new show home. Marketed by the Finch Group, this luxury home boasts 2,800 finished square feet, spectacular finishings and a 14,000 square foot fully landscaped lot with plenty of room for a pool. It is no surprise that viewings are nearly doubling every weekend.

Interest in Tobiano living is coming from far and wide, with visitors to the Tobiano Presentation Centre arriving from mainland China, Korea, the United States, Alberta, northern BC, as well as the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Kamloops markets.

Tobiano Real Estate’s Presentation Centre at 38 Rue Cheval Noir, is open daily from 11am to 4pm; Show Home viewings are available by appointment and on weekends from 1pm to 3pm. Visit Tobiano.ca for further information.

Bruker Marina

In just its second year of business, Bruker Marina at Tobiano has increased full time occupancy by 200% in the 2015 season, with 73 of their current 100 boat slips now occupied. Rental equipment utilization also increased dramatically as the word got out about Bruker Marina at Tobiano and the short drive to get there. Due to this overwhelming positive response from Tobiano and Kamloops residents, Bruker Marina has been nominated for two Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards, ­- Service Provider and Tourism Operator of the Year.

Bruker Marina provides boat owners unparalleled access to Kamloops Lake and with the addition of boat and water sport rentals and a longer, wider cement boat ramp this season, it is the perfect gateway to fun water activities for every family.

Bruker Marina’s rental fleet now includes: ski­-boats, sea-­doos, paddle boards, kayaks, and a double-­decker pontoon party barge. “Locals, visitors, business operators and even Tourism Kamloops’ Asian tour operator guests are impressed by our marina atmosphere, rental fleet, and exceptional staff,” reports Bruker Marina General Manager Kayla Matusiak.

Open to the public throughout the boating season, Bruker Marina boasts 110 boat slips, a fuel dock, boat cleaning stations, trailer storage yard, kids’ playground and picnic areas, a beach, convenience store, and a double wide cement boat ramp. Future development plans include an additional 100 boat slips and the expansion of storage facility grounds as demand increases.

The marina is open 10­-6pm daily and is closed for the winter as of October 1st. Visit BrukerMarina.com for further information. ­

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ABOUT TOBIANO GOLF

Ranked #25 in the 2015­-16: Best Courses in Canada by Golf Digest August 2015, and #8 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada, Canadian Golf Magazine 2015, place Tobiano as the #1 Public Golf Course in BC and a definite force to be reckoned with. Designed by award-­winning Canadian golf architect Thomas McBroom, the golf course is carved out of the desert canyons of historic Six Mile Ranch, overlooking the cobalt blue of Kamloops Lake. Expect staggering natural drama at every hole. The Clubhouse and Black Iron Restaurant at Tobiano are the perfect complement to the multiple award-winning golf course, with entrees that will rival the golf experience on patron’s brag lists. For more information, visit tobianogolf.com or call 1­.877.373.­2218

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND IMAGERY PLEASE CONTACT:

Terry Smith, General Manager ­- terry@tobianogolf.com p: 250.434.7373 | c: 250.319.0451
Trisha Larsen, Director of Marketing ­- marketing@tobianogolf.com p: 778.­475­.3392

ABOUT TOBIANO REAL ESTATE

Tobiano is a master planned community set harmoniously above the shores of Kamloops Lake. In this idyllic landscape, unsurpassed residential opportunities, an award­-winning golf course, first-­rate marina, and plans for a neighbourhood equestrian centre and pedestrian-­friendly village grace 1000 acres of scenic waterfront. Another 17,000 acres of ranchland and recreation trails comprise the community’s breathtaking backyard. For more information, visit tobiano.ca or call 1­.877.373.0055

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SITE MAPS AND IMAGERY PLEASE CONTACT:

Michael Ternier, General Manager – mternier@tobiano.ca p: 250.434.5857 | c: 250.371.7789
Mary Putnam, Director of Marketing – mputnam@tobiano.ca p: 250.434.5857 | c: 250.571.3613

ABOUT BRUKER MARINA

Bruker Marina is BC’s newest fresh water marina ­- complete with 110 boat slips available for seasonal or annual moorage, an observation deck, public boat launch and beach area, a fuel dock, convenience store, and availability for various motor­sport rentals. Also on site is a storage facility, available for monthly boat, RV, camper, and other recreational equipment storage.

The marina is open from May 1st until October 1st. For more information, visit www.brukermarina.com or call 1.­250.­434.­2391

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND IMAGERY PLEASE CONTACT: Kayla Matusiak, General Manager ­- kayla@brukermarina.com p: 250.­852.­1419