Terrebonne, site for 2009 Canadian Open, on hold?

Reports today that the Tom Fazio-designed Terrebonne course near Montreal is on hold and the RCGA will have to find another location for the Canadian Open that was rumored to be heading there in 2009.

G4G sources have told me the issue is a business split between Angus Glen owner Gordon Stollery and his partner in the venture, Michael Columbos. This means the Fazio course will be on hold for the next while as this gets sorted out — and it means the RCGA will have to find another location for the Open that year. The chances are that it will end up at Hamilton, a good sign for the Canadian Open, which will have had to endure back-to-back years at Angus Glen North and Glen Abbey at that point.

Anyway, here’s what Columbos had to say in happier times:

This is a very exciting development for CCQ and we are honoured to be working with partners like the Royal Canadian Golf Association and the City of Terrebonne to help make it happen, said Michael Columbos, one of the principals in CCQ. Our vision is to develop two world-class courses that will be among the most spectacular and challenging in Canada.

(Photo: Terrebonne’s current state from last fall)


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