The government of Premier Binns in Prince Edward Island has [photopress:crowbush_1.jpg,full,alignright]announced it is considering selling its government run courses, including Crowbush Cove:
The government owns four golf courses: Mill River, Crowbush Cove, Brudenell and Dundarave. Premier Pat Binns said the government has not yet decided what to do with them.
“We’ve certainly seen an increase in rounds played this year,” said Binns.
“Whether it’s the best time to be selling or not, I guess we’re still considering. But we’re putting out a signal that we’re ready to look at that seriously.”
This is interesting on several fronts — 1) IMG Canada signed a big deal with PEI last year to promote its golf, including an event with Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. 2) What does this say about the state of golf in Canada or is this just a case of a government being involved in something it shouldn’t be involved it? 3) What does this say about further golf course development in Atlantic Canada? If golf tourism is bad in PEI, what’s the state of the rest of the Maritimes?
The story is here.
Oh, and by the way, they haven’t offered them to me, but I’d take Dundarave and Crowbush off their hands at a bargain basement price.