The golf course has changed a lot over the years. Cece Coulson would take a long bamboo pole and whip it so the dew would water each of the greens. Bernice’s brothers, along with other boys around 10-15 years of age, would haul the rocks from around the fairways making it easier to play. There have been big changes to the course, from the high tees on
#9 and changing the short #4 to incorporate the wet lands around it.
I’m glad our family has always been able to enjoy the cottage life at the Springs and continue to make fond memories.
I love all the possibilities that Cedar Springs offers to both the big and little kids (I count myself amongst the bigs). From morning to night the only limitation is imagination. And as the memories are made with each sunrise and sunset, I love the friendships that accompany it all. Family. Play. Preserve.
The Fisher family has called Cedar Springs our home for 40 years. There is no other place we would rather be. The beautiful surroundings, activities, and wonderful people can not be replaced anywhere. Where else in a pandemic can you hop on a golf cart, go round the Circle and have a friendly social distance visit with long time friends? We love it! Another forty years?
Stew & Joyce Fisher
For us it is about spending time with the family, surrounded by nature, listening to the kids play and meeting new friends.
I love early morning golf with family and friends, on our beautiful Brenholtz course. Thanks again to Brent, Gary and all the staff for your time and efforts. Your hard work is appreciated!
Glen and Deb Swire
Hands down, the wave! The wave is a wonderful thing. It makes us feel like we belong, we matter, and it never fails to make me smile. I also love that you can’t make it around the loop without stopping to talk to friends. Growing up, part of me wished I lived in a small town where everyone knew each other, and there was a stronger sense of community. Well, I’ve got that now and feel pretty darned lucky as a result.
The absence of suburbia, but not far from downtown. No fences, no pavement, no streetlights, lots of trees and birds and you actually know your neighbours.
For me, the Springs is like an imagined space, combining the best of community with a comfortable rusticity. We are not in each others’ pockets, but lend a hand when called. Our beautiful valley’s lushly verdant rolling hills shut out the clamour of the busy world, relaxing to the lazy pace of our meandering river.
We love the fact that young and old do things together, someone is always watching the kids at the beach, and we can golf any number of holes we want! No matter how many times you move in life, Cedar Springs is home base to our family.
Bob and Jane Rogers
The Kingsmill cottage collaborated to answer this. Three generations agree that what they love about Cedar Springs is: swimming, golf carts, the beach, the water, the cat walk, golf, sports day and the wake up parade. But the best is that everyone waves and says ‘hi’.
Kathy, Dick, Laura, Aiden, & Jake