Chestermere golf course to be redeveloped following financial troubles


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A Chestermere golf course is saying goodbye after nearly three decades under current ownership.

It’ll make way for a new residential and commercial development, following years of financial hardship.

In a statement, Lakeside Golf Club managing partners Glenn Carr and Wayne McBean called it a “difficult but necessary decision.”

“We’ve had 27 great years running the golf club and are proud of our record as Chestermere’s largest employer, second only to the municipality. Many of our members’ children worked here for their first summer jobs,” they said.

“Golfing around the world was experiencing a decline long before the global pandemic paralyzed our economy. Our club is one of many that has struggled to remain open. We have been operating at a loss for the past several years and the club is in need of millions of dollars of capital infrastructure investment.”

Carr and McBean said the property would be redeveloped, pending Chestermere council’s approval of a proposed future community, in partnership with developer Slokker Homes.

The deal was signed last month.

“When the opportunity to partner with Slokker Homes came along, we had to consider it seriously,” they said.

The club will remain open for at least the next two seasons, they added.
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