The new owners of Ridgetown Golf and Curling Club say they won't make many changes to the business this year.
GolfNorth took over operations last Friday; the 26th course it now operates. Vice President of Business Development Mike Turner says they try to keep their courses within 20 to 30 minutes of each other.
"So now there is a gap obviously between Ridgetown and I guess the next closest property is going to be Cobble Hills, just up the 401 (London), and without knowing it's probably about an hour away," says Turner. "So I can definitely see us growing and filling in the void if it makes sense, every decision we make has to be a good business decision."
GolfNorth sells memberships that, depending on the level of membership you purchase, allows you to play all 26 of their courses, which are based mostly in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Current members at Ridgetown will now be able to play 16 Gold , Silver, and Bronze level courses GolfNorth operates, without additional cost. Ridgetown was established in 1923 and becomes GolfNorth's most southwesterly-owned property, and Turner expects membership rates at Ridgetown to stay unchanged next year.