Now celebrating our 50th Anniversary, Riverside Golf was founded by Gordon Poirier, a long time CPGA Golf Pro member, in 1966 located in South Surrey when he bought a Driving Range, with Pro Shop, and shortly after he built a beautiful 9 Hole Par 3 beside the Driving Range. After 49 years of owning this beautiful location we were forced of the land by expropriation by the city of Surrey, for a needless road extension and they say to make a swamp. We are still in a fight with the city to change what are outrageous actions by the city.
From this humble beginning a growing retail business flourished, with at one point eight Riverside Golf locations serving the needs of B.C. Golfers around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. While retail trends in recent years have not favored local independent chains, we are currently serving local golfers from our Vancouver and our Nanaimo Summer Outlets, plus will be expanding our on-line product offerings. We will be looking for a new location to replace our original location once things are settled in Surrey (maybe even returning to our historic location with enough support from the local community)!
While golf retail in recent years has seen large growth in big box retail, with the growth of the internet and other factors we expect there will soon be significant changes in the golf retail landscape such that will again see growth of local golf retailers, better a tuned to the needs of the local market.
Riverside has always been known for the best deals in golf and this continues today, even more so with our current 50th Anniversary celebration. Our thank you to our customers over 50 years, even more value for your golf equipment needs. Let our knowledgeable staff help with you questions about new golf equipment.