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A Chestermere golf course says goodbye after nearly three decades under current ownership.
This will make way for new residential and commercial development, after years of financial difficulty.
In a statement, Lakeside Golf Club managing partners Glenn Carr and Wayne McBean called the move a “difficult but necessary decision.”
“We have had 27 good years running the golf club and are proud of our track record as the largest employer in Chestermere, just behind the municipality. Many of our members’ children worked here for their first summer jobs, ”they said.
“Golf around the world was in decline long before the global pandemic crippled our economy. Our club is one of many that have struggled to stay open. We have been operating at a loss for several years and the club needs millions of dollars in infrastructure investments.
Carr and McBean said the property will be redeveloped, pending Chestermere council approval of a future proposed community, in partnership with developer Slokker Homes.
The agreement was signed last month.
“When the opportunity to partner with Slokker Homes arose, we had to seriously consider it,” they said.
The club will remain open for at least the next two seasons, they added.