ClubLink continues acquisiton surge with purchase of Ontario course

ClubLink acquired Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario — its third purchase in the last five months, for approximately $3.2 million.

Glendale is the Canadian management company’s 23rd golf club in the Greater Toronto Area, joining Glen Abbey, King Valley, Greystone and RattleSnake Point.

“Glendale has a long and proud history and we look forward to continuing that reputation,” said ClubLink President and CEO Rai Sahi. “The Hamilton area is an active and growing golf market and Glendale will complement the magnificent Heron Point Golf Links, our existing club in the area, very nicely.”

Glendale is a private club, and ClubLink has committed to invest capital into the property to improve cart paths, bunkers and clubhouse renovations. ClubLink purchased Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., for approximately $3 million in October, and eight 18-hole equivalent courses from WCI Communities in the Tampa region for $8.7 million in August. It now has 48.5 18-hole equivalent golf courses, and is the largest operator in Canada and the ninth largest in the world. Brad Hoad, President of Glendale Golf and Country Club, said ClubLink’s reputation for customer service and operational expertise made the decision obvious.

“The members of Glendale Golf and Country Club are eagerly anticipating the many benefits of being part of ClubLink, including the opportunity for reciprocal play at so many other fine courses,” he said.

Glendale, founded in 1919, was one of the first private clubs in the Hamilton area. More than 500 of the club’s members volunteered over several months to build the course, which has had a vigorous and entertaining history. For example, found on the property is Smugglers Cave, a brick-lined cavern purported to be used by rumrunners during Prohibition.

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Looking forward to playing this course this year but wondering when it will be ready to play as Clublink has yet to update its website with this acquisition.

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