As efforts to sell the property continue, one Pickering, Ontario area golf course has decided to discontinue operations.
The nine-hole Heather Glen Golf & Country Club in Ashburn will close for good at the end of the season, according to a notice from management.
The professionally-designed 2,952-yard, par 35 golf course is located on 73.62 prime acres and has zoning that will allow
it to be developed for residential purposes a single home to be added (clarification), if a new owner should choose. It is located off Lake Ridge Road, just north of Concession Road 9.
David Sonley of Golf Course Sales Ontario (Anchor Realty Brokerage) had the listing for the property. which had an an asking price of $3.5 million.
Last week the General Manager at the course, Scott Guy, is reported to have sent an email notice to customers, likely similar to that which appeared on the courses’ website last week.
“To our valued customers
It is with sincere regret that we inform you the golf course will be closing permanently at the end of this season. This decision has been taken predominantly due to increased costs and a reduction in golf rounds played.
Please use any credit, gift cards, rain checks or gift certificates you have by November 5th, 2018. After said date, these will be void.
To our friends and loyal customers, we thank you for the opportunity to have served you over the last 19 years. We appreciate your friendship and loyalty over the years. It is always hard to say goodbye.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact General Manager Scott Guy; email@example.com”
Editor’s Note: Owner Robert Guy contacted us to clarify that zoning would allow for a single home on the property besides the clubhouse, not complete residential development, as our original story would seem to infer. We apologize for any confusion it may have caused. He added, “We have been approached by developers and and companies looking for fill sites, none of these will allowed or would be welcomed by myself or any neighbours. We thank our loyal golfers and staff that were with us for years and share the sadness we feel. This not a bankruptcy and all equipment will be sold in an orderly manner. We are working with other golf course in the area to accommodate our leagues and tournaments. Obviously it is the decision of the players where they go.”