Late last week GolfNorth, the golf facility largely funded by RIM billionaire Jim Balsillie, completed its acquisition of Mystic Golf Club near Copetown, Ont. The club had been in receivership for several months after operating for one complete season.
GolfNorth has a description of the course here. Interesting take on the facility that differs strongly from mine:
The par-3s and par-5s at Mystic offer contrasting risks and rewards. And while nearly every par-4 is a dogleg and most involve elevation changes, no two holes are even remotely similar in distance or design, offering an unlimited assortment of shot-making decisions.
Unless, of course, you think holes with narrow fairways, that insist on an air game are similar…
There are no blind tee shots, no tricked-up holes. A lot of dirt was moved to make sure the layout was straight-forward, 3-thousand tons of Pro-Angle bunker sand was brought in from Ohio, and an expansive drainage and irrigation system ensures an extremely challenging round whenever youre ready to be tested.
Fascinating to see the notion that “a lot of dirt was moved” on a great site is a selling point. The price on this is now $85 and $95, including a cart. We’ll see if it flies with its second owner. I, for one, still think the price is too high and the course is largely unwalkable. I just don’t understand the sales pitch to the average golfer — will they care about pro-angle sand and drainage? And if you’ve seen the second hole at the club, you’ll know there’s still plenty of work to be done.
Sources told G4G that ClubLink offered $4.1 million for the club. It isn’t clear what GolfNorth paid for the property and the receiver has not returned emails about the sale.