“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”

The Hills at Portal Golf Club is a public course that has also enjoyed a 90-year membership association. There are several membership benefits that one can claim upon becoming a designated member of the club.

Member benefits include:

• Priority Tee Times Reservations.**

• A reduced rate on power cart rentals.

• Membership in the BCGA, Golf Canada, PNGA.

• Discount on Pro Shop merchandise.

• First round free.

• Access to special social and golfing events held for men and women.

**See the Propshop for more details.

This quote perfectly resonates with the life of Mahmood (Mo) Mawji, a skilled professional who has been instrumental in the success of many businesses. After spending more than 30 years in the automotive industry he was presented an opportunity that is in a completely different field — Running a Championship Golf Course, a Par 3 golf course, a restaurant along with an Artigiano Caffe.

It may sound overwhelming to some, but Mo took the challenge head on. He says, “I took this as life presenting me with a new challenge and opportunity”, and there was never looking back. Mo is currently serving as the General Manager at The Hills at Portal Golf Club.

Established in 1928, formerly named Peace Portal, The Hills at Portal has achieved a 4-star rating by Golf Digest and a “Top 100 Public Course in Canada” by Canada’s Golf Ranking Magazine.

The Hills at Portal Golf Club is a full-service golf facility. Their patrons can enjoy standard outing packages which include green fees and cart fees. The Hills restaurant and lounge along with their full service patio can surely satisfy all your dining needs. When it comes to golf, their professionals know just what it takes to conduct a smooth event. Their years of experience will be evident from the moment you begin planning your event. The rolling terrain of Portal Golf Club is the only ‘bumps’ you are likely to experience with your golf event at their facility. They are open for play 7 days a week including holidays.

There is a beautiful new restaurant on this historic golf course. The restaurant offers casual fine dining experience with an inventive and locally sourced menu. All these facilities along with their impeccable service is surely going to make your visit worth at this incredible place.

After giving us all the elaborate details about the golf course, Mo added, “The future looks extremely bright at The Hills Portal Golf Club with major renovations to the Patio and restaurant already completed. The golf course itself has already gone through a major transformation with a layout change that enhances the golfer’s experience”.

“The changes that have been made have been received with great enthusiasm. We are continuing to make positive changes as we grow every day and make sure that everyone has a great experience at The Hills,” said Mo.

They are currently booking out the restaurant and patio for private events and functions. You can get in touch with them if you want a wonderfully organised event in a beautiful setting with a remarkable service.

The lush property boasts world class game facilities like:

18 holes Par 72 course

Blue Tees, 6388 yards, 70.1 Rating, 126 Slope

White Tees, 6103 yards, 69.3 Rating, 122 Slope

Red Tees, Par 73, 5621 yds. 72.0 Rating, 125 Slope

Practice facilities include putting green, chipping green, and grass practice area.

The clubhouse offers a Coffee Shop, Lounge, and Outdoor Patio.

Weekday Portal Pass

Advance reservation privileges and play are restricted to Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Twilight Portal Pass

Advance reservation privileges and unlimited play after 2:00 PM (12:00 PM during winter) seven days a week.

Junior

Age defined as 12 years old and no older than 18 years old on January 1st in which playing privileges are requested. Playing times are restricted.

Portal Club

Advance reservation privileges ten days in advance.

Hills Pass

Advance reservation privileges ten days in advance.

10 Game Portal Pass

Buy 10 games for the price of 9, plus get 10 days priority booking.

Family Full Play

If your household has 2 players, then you can save on individual passes.

Mo Mawji (General Manager)/ 604-644-2547/ mo@thehillsportal.com

Club House: 604-538-1892/ TollFree: 1-800-354-7544

16900 4th Avenue Surrey, British Columbia Canada V3Z 9P6

www.thehillsatportal.com info@peaceportal.ca

Nitika Sharma
Freelance Writer/ Blogger/ Content Strategist