Corporate golf giant Clublink has posted on its website that a new course will be announced by the company in nine days, 13 hours, twelve minutes and six, I mean five, I mean four…. well you get it. Go here and check it out for yourself.
My sources are telling me Clublink was in negotiations to acquire Royal Woodbine, a public course near the airport in Toronto. Hardly anyone talks about the club anymore and it would be a good fit for Clublink. Though I placed a call the the media machine at Clublink, I’ve not heard back yet. It’ll be interesting to see how they respond.
Royal Woodbine seems to be one of the public courses lost in the onslaught on new high-end public tracks — the likes of Eagles Nest, Copper Creek and the like. Built largely on leased land, the owners are rumoured to be shopping it for around $10-million, though I hear offers are a fair bit less.
Apparently there are several clubs in the Toronto area for sale — and the recently bankrupt Paris Grand, about an hour from the city — is receiving bids for the end of the month.
UPDATE: Clublink’s terrific media relations guy, Tim O’Connor, called me this morning to say, well, not much of anything. He didn’t confirm or deny the company had spoken with Royal Woodbine and made some vague comment about the new course announcement on Clublink’s website. I guess we’ll have to wait eight days, 15 hours, 22 minutes and six, I mean, damn, five…. well you know the drill.