The mayor of Burlington, Ont. says the city-owned Tyandaga Golf Course is safe from development.
Rumours have been circulating that the property was going to be sold for development, but Mayor Marianne Meed Ward says it won’t be happening on her watch. She added that any changes to the golf course will be purely cosmetic.
The biggest change the city is considering is reducing the size of Tyandaga to nine holes from 18 and turning the remainder of the property into year-round use by the community. During the off-season, the golf course is used for hiking, tobogganing and snowshoeing.
Several public meetings have been held to plot the future of the golf course property, with another one scheduled for Oct. 11.
It’s speculated that a reduction of the golf course itself will see nine holes moved toward the centre of the property that would both address concerns of errant balls entering neighbouring residential properties and slower play.