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    Good Bye Stonebridge

    Closed next year a good course destroyed.....

    NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

    Stonebridge Golf Club will be closed for the 2021 Season

    Closing the course allows a streamlined construction schedule and will minimize
    disruption to the community

    Renovation will begin in November 2020 in order to re-open in summer 2022

    Construction operations on the course will consist primarily of earth moving and landscaping works

    Stonebridge Phase 16 subdivision construction is anticipated to begin early 2021 when the appropriate approvals are in place

    Updates and schedules will be provided regularly by Mattamy Homes and shared by the Stonebridge Community

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    The last thing Barrhaven needs is more homes.

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    Not to mention destroying one of the better courses in the city......

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    Bad news for Stonebridge members, but good news for other courses as they will be busier next year thanks to visiting Stonebridge golfers. For the rest of us, I suspect it means more of a fight for good tee times.
    You always hit a good shot on 18 to keep you coming back.

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    Not that I consider Dunderosa a golf course,played it many years ago just for a fun day out,a par 3 9 hole, but it is done and a developer will build on it, seems all the talk about protecting green space is gone out the window...sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdoit View Post
    Not that I consider Dunderosa a golf course,played it many years ago just for a fun day out,a par 3 9 hole, but it is done and a developer will build on it, seems all the talk about protecting green space is gone out the window...sad
    WHAT ? The Dunnderosa is closed ??? My brother and I worked building that course back in 62-63----That's a shame--the parking lot always looked full whenever I drove by but I guess the $$$ thing is more important.
    Does the 2nd hole-n-one come easier ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdoit View Post
    Not that I consider Dunderosa a golf course,played it many years ago just for a fun day out,a par 3 9 hole, but it is done and a developer will build on it, seems all the talk about protecting green space is gone out the window...sad
    Dunderosa was actually a full 18 hole par 3 course. A fun day as you say. No development plan has been submitted to the municipality, but they are talking of building a hotel on the corner of Notch/Kingsmere and houses further into the course. They also want to make a snow tubing attraction. Chelsea is just a suburb at this point.

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    I have always loved Stonebridge. It will be a shame that it won't be open next year and it will be reduced after that.
    At least JeffC had his ace on #2!
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    It was sad to see the tractors on the course. More ty built homes. Hopefully the developer gets held up by the City of Ottawa during the application process. All the tie and money to re-design the course, I assume the margin per house is worth it. I can't wait for the next municipal election to vote out the councilors in the area for being cowards and keeping shut during this process. So that's Harder, Meehan, and Moffat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spackler View Post
    Dunderosa was actually a full 18 hole par 3 course. A fun day as you say. No development plan has been submitted to the municipality, but they are talking of building a hotel on the corner of Notch/Kingsmere and houses further into the course. They also want to make a snow tubing attraction. Chelsea is just a suburb at this point.
    my mistake it is an 18 hole..woops....rather it was an 18 hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezadue View Post
    I have always loved Stonebridge. It will be a shame that it won't be open next year and it will be reduced after that.
    At least JeffC had his ace on #2!
    And luckily that hole won't change. Oddly enough, I never played SB this year for the first time since it opened.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    It was in excellent condition as usual...... My daily drive to work I noticed the tractors tearing into the 6th tee box today..... Have to figure out another course to join and close, maybe Emerald Links....

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    I still can't figure out why the Homeowners Association didn't just tie this up in the courts for a decade and freeze Mattamy out....I'm guessing there are plenty of lawyers living in Stonebridge that could have picked this up and slllooooooooowwwed it all down to a halt.

    That said and with stones already cast, what is the actual situation going forward? Is the course guaranteed to stay open with the redesigns they'll hopefully complete this year, or is this the beginning of an unsure future and almost certain closure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnazzyD View Post
    I still can't figure out why the Homeowners Association didn't just tie this up in the courts for a decade and freeze Mattamy out....I'm guessing there are plenty of lawyers living in Stonebridge that could have picked this up and slllooooooooowwwed it all down to a halt.

    That said and with stones already cast, what is the actual situation going forward? Is the course guaranteed to stay open with the redesigns they'll hopefully complete this year, or is this the beginning of an unsure future and almost certain closure?
    I guess it depends if they make $ or not with the new design. Golf is popular again but the reality is, with real estate prices continuing to rise, there may be more $ in houses than golf.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
    I guess it depends if they make $ or not with the new design. Golf is popular again but the reality is, with real estate prices continuing to rise, there may be more $ in houses than golf.
    There was no legal recourse as Mattamy owned the land and the contracts from the homes that do back onto the golf course has a 10-year clause that says they can do whatever they want..... I drive by the 6th hole every day and it's totally demolished.

    We will be paying a levy on our city taxes starting this year that goes to purchasing the course, now that it's been pillaged.
    Last edited by hx101; 02-11-2021 at 08:31 PM. Reason: why not

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    If you’re paying a levy to purchase the course then why are they redesigning the course now...that part I do not understand. I thought the whole point of purchasing Stonebridge was to keep it intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hx101 View Post
    There was no legal recourse as Mattamy owned the land...
    Stonebridge sits on Algonquin lands, right? There are probably some sacred burial spots on or near the 6th hole, I'm guessing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    If you’re paying a levy to purchase the course then why are they redesigning the course now...that part I do not understand. I thought the whole point of purchasing Stonebridge was to keep it intact.
    I believe it was a compromise. If after 10 years, Mattamy doesn't want to run it, the residents can buy it, hence the levy. I believe this prevents a complete bulldozing of the course.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    If youíre paying a levy to purchase the course then why are they redesigning the course now...that part I do not understand. I thought the whole point of purchasing Stonebridge was to keep it intact.
    The current work was already a done deal. Planning residential developments are done years in advance. The levy protects from future expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by em69 View Post
    The current work was already a done deal. Planning residential developments are done years in advance. The levy protects from future expansion.
    Thanks for the info...makes sense to me now.

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    Additional pics of holes 5-8 or what's left......
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    A few more......
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    The course is a disaster the green on number 3 and 4 below..... It will definitely be a changed course, and not for the better.....

    hole3-1.jpghole3-2.jpghole4-1.jpg

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    I think the strangest change will be the practice green converted to a Par 3. I haven't seen a plan to build a new practice green yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by em69 View Post
    I think the strangest change will be the practice green converted to a Par 3. I haven't seen a plan to build a new practice green yet.
    Is the old chipping green going to become the practice putting green?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvincent View Post
    Is the old chipping green going to become the practice putting green?
    that could be dangerous, right behind the new par 3. Though I think that par 3 will be plenty dangerous. Can you say shank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvincent View Post
    Is the old chipping green going to become the practice putting green?

    Just checked the plan again. The new green will around the location of the chipping green and it appears that they will build a new putting green between the parking lot and the 9th tee box.
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    They could have used a bit more of the parking lot I think... I know I for one won't likely be parking there very much in the future.
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    This was posted on their FB page today



    https://www.stonebridgeca.com/mattam...v=3e8d115eb4b3

    Lots of greens being renovated as well as the other renos that are happening.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    My doctor has a house that backs onto the golf course. They paid the levy to control development. No houses coming up in their back yards. . He didnít care if the golf course disappeared.

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