The RBC Canadian Open will be played for the 30th time at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont. The 2018 Open is scheduled to be played July 26-29 next year.
“Glen Abbey has proven to be one of the world’s premier stadium courses for spectators and fan engagement,” said new Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum.
“With our 2018 venue secured, we will continue to work towards finding a permanent home that serves our needs for Canada’s national open championship well into the future,” he said.
With plans by ClubLink to replace the Abbey with a residential/commercial development, Golf Canada has been searching for a new venue as its home and the site for future Canadians Opens.
Jack Nicklaus was at Glen Abbey on Tuesday for the official kickoff to this year’s tournament, but admitted that he is looking for new properties on which the new course and home of Golf Canada could be built.
One of the properties said to be a favourite in that quest is Rattlesnake Point, another ClubLink course, in nearby Milton, where reports say the Golden Bear visited during his stay.
“We continue to be a committed and vested partner in Canadian golf and we look forward to working closely with Golf Canada and RBC to grow golf in Canada and work on opportunities for a permanent home for the RBC Canadian Open,” said ClubLink CEO Rai Sahi.