Posted On: Friday, November 5, 2021
GolfNorth Properties, Canada’s largest consolidator of public golf courses, has entered into a long-term agreement to lease the Club at Bond Head, a spectacular 36-hole facility in the town of Bond Head, Ontario; just west of Highway 400 between Aurora and Barrie.
The Club at Bond Head offers two magnificent courses, designed by the renowned architectural firm of Hurdzan-Fry. The South Course has frequently been ranked in the Score Top 100, and the list of the top 59 public courses in the nation.
The South Course takes its inspiration from the links-style courses of Great Britain. It features wide open fairways, challenging well-placed bunkers, and fescue roughs. It opened in 2005 and was named “Best New Course in Canada” by Travel & Leisure Golf, and one of the “Top New Courses” by Golf Digest. The South Course is presided over by a palatial clubhouse and is also the site of a state-of-the-art driving range and teaching facility.
The parkland-style North Course opened the next season (2006) and was selected as the “Top Public Golf Course in the GTA” by the Toronto Star. It creates a completely different feel, with dramatic elevation changes, spectacular vistas, and small, undulating greens.
The Club at Bond Head will become part of the GolfNorth multi-course membership program, giving Bond Head members access to over 30 Ontario courses, including Batteaux Creek (Collingwood), Settlers’ Ghost (Barrie) and The Ridge at Manitou (McKellar) to name a few. The full roster of GolfNorth courses is available at www.golfnorth.ca
Both courses will remain open to the public for golf – but also for dining, charity events, corporate outings, weddings, tournaments, and meetings. Everyone is invited to experience the hospitality, service, cuisine, elegant surroundings, and attentive staff. The Clubhouse is open year-round for your special event.
The Giampaolo Group are the founders, developers, and owners of The Club at Bond Head, and they are justifiably proud of this truly remarkable property. Vice President Todd Kerr explained, “We have seen what GolfNorth has accomplished with respect to the resurrection of Cape Breton Highlands, The Ridge at Manitou, and other courses that they operate – and we’re eager to see what can be accomplished here.”
Chris Galifi (COO of the Giampaolo Group) agrees, “The Giampaolo Group is excited to join forces with GolfNorth at the Club at Bond Head, as they have a proven track record of strengthening facilities and the golfer experience. We are looking forward to the next successful chapter with GolfNorth and Bond Head.”
GolfNorth Properties is a Golf and Resort management company, based in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario. Founded in 1994, the company has expanded steadily, and is a national leader in the consolidation and management of golf properties. With the addition of the Club at Bond Head, GolfNorth now operates 37 golf properties in Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. The South Course joins Cape Breton Highlands Links and The Ridge at Manitou on the Score Golf top 59 public course rankings for 2021.
GolfNorth President Shawn Evans had this to say about the acquisition of The Club at Bond Head, “It’s not every day that one of the top golf facilities in the country becomes available, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be operating this truly unique golf destination. We look forward to a great partnership moving forward with the Giampaolo Group and the strong management team currently in place at The Club at Bond Head.”
“GolfNorth wishes to extend a warm welcome, and thank you, to the senior management team at the Giampaolo Group for all their cooperation and hard work in putting this transaction together,” added Mike Garside, GolfNorth Chief Operating Officer. We’re honoured that the Giampaolo Group has given us the opportunity to be the stewards of Bond Head for years to come.”