Twitter has been buzzing in the golf community regarding the news that ClubLink is exploring the re-development of their property where the Glen Abbey Golf Club is located in Oakville, Ontario for housing.
“ClubLink has informed Golf Canada of their intention to explore possible alternative uses of Glen Abbey Golf Club. They will be keeping us informed on their due diligence, however at this stage, there is no impact on Golf Canada’s operation including our corporate offices and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Speculating on Glen Abbey’s future would be premature at this time. Right now it is business as usual – Golf Canada is set to bring the RBC Canadian Open to Glen Abbey next July and the club will continue to be considered for hosting future Opens beyond 2016 as well.”
- Scott Simmons
Public reaction to the news has been very vocal so far and our sister publication, Ontario Golf News, is in the midst of conducting a Twitter poll asking about whether golfers want to see the golf course saved or are unconcerned that it may be re-developed for housing. Early in the poll (highly slanted as OGN has primarily golfers as Twitter followers) most people want to see the golf course live on.
When we are talking about prime real estate and an ownership group in the business of it, in the end they may not get their wish.