Golf Canada and Osprey Valley have announced a major partnership and bold vision to build a new Home for Canadian Golf – a momentous project that will see the National Sport Federation relocate its corporate base of operations to TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ont.
In addition to Golf Canada’s national headquarters and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the vision for the Canadian golf campus on the grounds of TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley will feature the national headquarters for First Tee – Canada which will include a publicly accessible community putting green and an indoor training centre.
Golf Ontario and the Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC) have committed to relocate their corporate headquarters to Caledon, Ont., partnering with Golf Canada to embrace the golf community and develop a dynamic home campus for Canadian golf. The PGA of Canada has also committed to a strategic partnership with Golf Canada to assist in executing grassroots component along with coaching and training activities.
(Expected completion 2025)
Golf Canada National Headquarters
Golf Canada has undertaken significant due diligence to explore a long-term solution and forward-looking vision for the relocation of our corporate headquarters as well as the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
The Home for Canadian Golf will be a transformative moment to set a new corporate direction for the organization in support of our mission to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. The project will also inspire a culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration among staff and industry partners.
The invitation for Canadian golf industry partners as well as government stakeholders, and long-time global affiliates at the R&A, PGA TOUR, and LPGA Tour to plug into the Home for Canadian Golf, will be signature moment in the advancement of the sport of golf in Canada.
New Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has accumulated one of the greatest archives of golf memorabilia in the world, but only approximately 20% of the collection can be displayed because of space constraints within the current building.
Upon moving to the Home for Canadian Golf, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum collection will be displayed in exhibits located in buildings located throughout the entire TPC Toronto property – such as the national headquarters, clubhouse, conference centre, pro shop, and National Golf Performance Centre.
Accommodations will contain historical profiles and memorabilia from Canadian Golf Hall of Fame members. This distributed exhibition strategy will enable the full collection to be displayed.
A working “researcher’s library” is also proposed in the headquarters building to serve as unique event space while also hosting the full library of publications from the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection.
An enhanced trophy display will feature historical trophies and trophies from current Golf Canada national championships, along with notable golf artifacts from Canadian golf history that will engage the public.
Community Putting Green
A 30,000 square foot 18-hole putting course designed by Doug Carrick in the tradition of St. Andrews’ Himalayas, constructed on land being donated to Golf Canada.
This first-of-its-kind facility in Canada will be used extensively by First Tee – Canada participants, regional and provincial level golfers as well as the public and golfing community at large.
(Expected completion TBD)
First Tee – Canada National Headquarters
A new First Tee Canada wing will be constructed on the Canadian golf campus to develop and enhance First Tee – Canada coach training and program delivery across Canada.
An indoor short game complex will double as a national talent identification centre for the next generation of Canadian players, bolstering Golf Canada’s goal to advance 30 Canadians to the LPGA and PGA Tours by 2032.
The Home for Canadian Golf project aligns with a multi-million-dollar Drive Campaign launched by the Golf Canada Foundation to fund First Tee – Canada headquarters, chapters, and programming along with enhancements to Team Canada’s high-performance program. To date, $39.3M of the $70M fundraising goal has been secured through major gift donations.
If you are interested in learning more about supporting the Drive Campaign, please contact Martin Barnard, Chief Executive Officer for the Golf Canada Foundation.
“Our vision to be a world leader in golf contemplates more than just a physical building – culture, collaboration and innovation are critical elements.
Establishing a new headquarters and a Canadian golf campus with our partners to meet, play, train, celebrate and collaborate, represents a transformative moment to advance the sport. The vision that the Humeniuk family and the leadership group at Osprey Valley have invited us to be a part of with this world-class property is progressive and incredibly exciting.”LAURENCE APPLEBAUM
(CEO, GOLF CANADA)
TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley is a renowned 54-hole golf facility in Peel Region, located in the heart of Caledon, Ont.
The property is currently undergoing a significant privately funded expansion and commercial development that includes the construction of new clubhouse and conference amenities, improvements to the practice facility and guest experience, accommodations, hosting facilities onsite.