Cedar Glen Golf Course is celebrating its 50th year of operation this season.
President Dennis Casselman tells the North Dundas Times that there are reasons to be excited for this season and beyond especially with the recent very welcome green light to open golf courses in Ontario.
Dennis says his sons, David, and Paul, will be taking a more active role going forward and notes Cedar Glen has recently re-acquired the land which it had been leasing.
“This will free us up to make some improvements to the course, which includes lengthening the second hole to make a par five,” Dennis says, and adds, “people will see some changes inside the clubhouse as well, including a new retail system”.
“A healthy membership is vital to our success and will both solidify our future and give us ability to make some investments in the business,” he adds, and he is encouraged by the support received so far.
The golf industry made big strides last year in attracting a more diverse and younger crowd. To that end, Cedar Glen has a young adult membership which offers full membership privileges for those aged 19-29 for $310. “We recognize this age group has many obligations, such as school debt and housing costs, so we are making it affordable and hope they will become lifelong golfers and members.”
Finally, he says there will certainly be a celebration to mark the Golden Anniversary once there is clarity on re-opening timing and rules. It is quite an accomplishment for a small business, and only happens with the support of the many members, local golfers, tournament organizers and the dedicated staff over the 50 great years, and we are excited for the opportunity to mark this occasion together.