“The site was first viewed by (course architect) Doug Carrick in 1996. It’s been a long process with the various permissions needed,” Club Head Professional Ken Hamilton said.
“It has been a rumour for so long, it is nice to finally get golfers out on the course. It’s going to be fun.”
Ultimately, the 18-hole course is expected to enter into private status, but likely not until at least 2018. In the meantime, the 6,462-yard, par-70 will present as a higher end public facility, with a daily greens fee rate of $125, including cart.
Situated on 150 acres, Carrick has utilized the natural scenic beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine and wrapped part of the course around 75 luxury homes. The starting seven are situated on the west side of Leslie Street with the remaining 11 holes situated on property across the street to the east, connected by an underground tunnel.
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