The Fort McMurray Golf Club has officially broken ground on its new clubhouse.
Last year, the course lost its original building in the wildfire, a moment described as “devastating” for the staff. However, the course was back up and running by Canada day, operating out of multiple trailers.
General Manager Michael Gillan tells Mix News it’s been a long process but the best thing they did was taking their time.
“It’s taking a little bit longer than we wanted but again we want to do the right thing within our budget and we want to make it the best possible building for not only the golf course but for the community in general.”
The new clubhouse will be 40 per cent bigger with many new features. Gillan adds it’s going to be a great addition to the community of Wood Buffalo.
‘It’s going to be a beauty – if you remember our old clubhouse, this new one is going to have three sides of balcony, we’re going to have some great meeting space, we’re going to have a tournament area.”
Even though the excitement is there for the staff, Gillan adds the lack of a clubhouse never stopped the golfers from playing their sport.
“People come to golf, this is a golfing town and we’re happy with how many people are coming to visit us with the trailers.”
The building is expected to be up and running by this time next year.