ClubLink has made the business decision to pursue options for an alternative use of the Kanata Golf & Country Club lands.
Across Canada, participation levels have declined and people are playing less golf, while operating costs continue to rise. Kanata Golf has felt the pressure of these trends.
ClubLink has partnered with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes, two reputable developers with a long history of building vibrant residential communities, to assist with community engagement and redevelopment plans for the property.
This is an opportunity to reimagine these lands and develop a plan that reflects both the community’s values and needs. This could include much-needed new housing for families and more functional, high-quality public green spaces, available year-round.
We look forward to your input—it will shape what this plan might look like.
This news is likely to prompt many questions, and we don’t have all of the answers just yet, but we commit to being open and transparent as the project evolves.
Stay tuned for more information about the project and opportunities to contribute your perspective and ideas to the planning process.
Please share your contact information if you are interested in receiving updates or participating in upcoming community conversations about the future of the Kanata Golf lands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you redeveloping this property?
Across Canada, participation levels have declined and people are playing less golf, while operating costs continue to rise. Kanata Golf & Country Club has felt the pressure of these trends. We believe there is potential for greater public and community benefit if we explore options to repurpose these lands.
What are your future plans for the property?
Our plan is to operate the course as usual while we explore options for redevelopment in consultation with the community, stakeholders, and city officials.
Kanata is growing and there is a significant need for more housing. We see an opportunity for residential development that is compatible with the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Will you continue to maintain the facilities and golf course?
Yes, maintaining the quality of our facilities and the condition of the golf course is fundamental to operating the club.
How much of the property will be redeveloped?
It is our intention to move forward with redevelopment of the entire property, incorporating an appropriate amount of greenspace. Our next step will be to initiate conversations and gather input from city officials and the community to help shape a strong land-use plan.
How do I learn more and provide input?
It’s very early days in this process. Our next step will be to initiate conversations and gather input from city officials and the community. This will help us shape a strong land use plan. If you’re interested in being part of this process, please sign up for updates. Our community engagement process will begin late January 2019.
Do you have approval to redevelop the property?
Not at this time. A zoning by-law amendment will be required which is a typical planning process associated with development applications.
Is ClubLink’s announcement in violation of the 40% agreement?
The 40% agreement dates back more than 35 years and has provisions to allow for redevelopment of the golf course lands.
Do you have similar plans for any other courses?
ClubLink is presently pursuing alternative use at one other location in Canada (Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON). Notwithstanding the pursuit of redevelopment at Kanata and Glen Abbey, ClubLink is committed to its golf business.