By Meg Olson
Paul Beauchemin, newly hired golf pro and manager of the Bald Eagle Golf Club at Point Roberts, goes to work with a smile.
“The course is a beautiful setting, cut out of the trees,” Beauchemin said. “Not many golf courses can compete with the layout and the property.”
The golf course will reopen on Sunday, May 20 after a lengthy rehabilitation. Beauchemin relocated from Arizona to be part of the new management team.
At the age of 10, Beauchemin began playing golf at the Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club outside of Edmonton, Alberta. “Like any 10-year-old, your father takes you out and you get hooked on the game,” he said.
By 18, he was the assistant pro at the club and on his way to a 20-year career as a golf professional and course manager.
At 38, Beauchemin made a lateral move into a 17-year career in real estate, eventually relocating to Scottsdale, Arizona. He said it was time for a change, and his years as a golf professional meant he already had built-in clientele.
The move to Point Roberts is an opportunity to link both careers and be close to family since his mother lives on the Point. His first task is to run the golf course but he is excited about being involved in future planned residential components of the property, connecting golfers with the right home on a great course.
Beauchemin said they will begin taking reservations for tee times on Sunday, May 13 at 866/460-0383 in anticipation of the May 20 opening.
“The course is looking great and we’re very excited,” he said. “It’s going to be a great year.”