Created by the late Calgary oil entrepreneur Gordon Stollery, owner of Markham, Ont.’s Angus Glen Golf Club, which hosted the 2002 and 2007 Canadian Opens, Goodwood is a golf playground outside of Uxbridge, Ont., a town about a half hour north of Toronto. Using English architect Martin Ebert, Stollery built a course on a wild rolling piece of property, with holes framed by golden fescue. For the first few years of its existence, Goodwood didn’t have any members, and rounds were less than 100 each season.
The facility—which is referred to as Goodwood, for a tiny nearby town—still lacks a formal name and clubhouse, but now has a few handful of members. Since Stollery’s passing in 2011, Goodwood is run by his family and has continued his vision of an ultra-exclusive club of players passionate about golf. There’s no huge initiation, and golfers are invited on an annual basis.
Via the Global News