As reported on GNN earlier this week, ClubLink Corporation has announced a $1.5-million renovation to what was the Championship Course at Rolling Hills in Gormley, Ont., and will introduce the new Bethesda Grange Golf Course.
Bethesda Grange will offer daily fee golf, while ClubLink will also offer its Silver level membership option.
“Bethesda Grange offers an affordable and enjoyable golf experience for golfers of all abilities,” said ClubLink president and chief executive officer Rai Sahi. “That’s one of our goals at ClubLink—to be as inclusive as possible for all golfers.”
“In addition, our cluster concept means that a member at Bethesda Grange has reciprocal access to play
all of our 40 courses, many of which are just a short drive away,” added Sahi.
Canadian designer Paul Takahashi will spearhead the renovation after working on the original designs for ClubLink projects such as Caledon Woods and the Predator Course at GreyHawk.
Takahashi also led renovations at Station Creek. Emerald Hills and Cherry Downs and was on the design teams for Wyndance, the Lake Joseph Club, Rocky Crest and RattleSnake Point.
“These renovations will make a radical difference. The existing green sites are terrific
and I plan to use them as the centrepieces of Bethesda Grange,” said Takahashi.
“While the routing will be largely unchanged, the golf course will look dramatically different. We are adding significant yardage to bring the overall length to almost 6,600 yards,” he added.
“An aggressive tree management program will vastly improve the sight lines and shot values into these great established green sites. Every tee deck will be totally re-engineered and resurfaced,” he said.
“While some current bunkers will remain, we will be relocating and adding fairway and greenside bunkers,
all of which will be filled with new, white Ohio sand. New cart paths will route players from each green to
the next tee,” he added.