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Cresthaven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-three course in Markham, Ont., has introduced glow-in-the-dark golf.

Near the end of August, Sue Blainey, co-owner of the club, was asked by a golfer if he could play during the evening. So on the first night of the Labour Day weekend, the course, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, opened for glow-in-the-dark golf. It sold out.

“It was better than we had anticipated,” Blainey told Yorkregion.com. “It was a beautiful night. We even had some people who wanted to try it a second time around that night. It was a great success and it was something to see.”

The golfers played on holes one to six and nine to 11. Blainey used blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) around water hazards and lit up the greens with green LEDs. The flag poles were lit up in candy colours while the golf balls had batteries to make them more visible.

Due to the overwhelming response, the club is planning on running evening sessions again next season.

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