Friday, February 21, 2014

Have your say in the future of municipal golf in Calgary

Share your opinions on the proposed closure and redevelopment of McCall Lake Golf Course and how it relates to the entire municipal golf system at The City's upcoming open house sessions.

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 & Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday)
Where: Southland Leisure Centre (Tuesday) & Genesis Centre of Community Wellness (Thursday)

Over the next 10 years, approximately $35 million will be needed to address life-cycle requirements across the municipal golf system, of which $6.7 million is required at McCall Lake. The northeast golf course also runs an average annual deficit of between $200,000 and $250,000.

Redevelopment of McCall Lake Golf Course is being investigated as an option to sustaining municipal golf as:
• No further operating or capital funding will be required for this asset.
• Potential land sales could provide the $35 million needed for life-cycle requirements at the remaining municipal golf courses over the next 10 years.

A concept plan of the site includes the potential development of a commercial/industrial area and recreational campus.

***Please Note: The Manager of Golf Course Operations Kyle Ripley will make a presentation at 6:30 p.m. during each of the open house sessions.

All information gathered during engagement will be provided to Council as part of the feasibility study for its consideration moving forward.

Open house details
• Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr. S.W.)
• Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.)


  1. This a is a viable golf course that is widely used by a lot of city public and I cannot see why or how it runs a deficit as there are hardly ever any open tee times available during the golf season unless there is some mismanagement causing this deficit it clearly should be left to be used as it is. It doesn't make any sense to develop this area as the storm water retention pond still has to be a function of any development that would impose otherwise use.

    1. Reasons.....
      1. Union wages
      2. not open long enough hours to maximise daylight because of union hour restrictions
      3. seniors who militantly oppose fee increases
      4. fees are too low considering all of above