The city has renewed its lease with the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club Society for a term of five years with three additional five year renewal terms, starting on January 1, 2015.
The city-owned golf course, which is open to the public, is located on Sumas Mountain. The golf course and clubhouse occupy approximately 115 acres north of McKee Road.
The renewed lease agreement sees the not-for-profit society continuing to operate the facility on behalf of the city with the city receiving revenues in the form of rent and profit sharing. The long-term lease agreement provides to the city stewardship of the municipal recreational facility.
“We are thrilled the city has renewed its lease with us for the continued operations of Ledgeview,” said society president, John Hambley. “We are committed to the ongoing success of the facility and look forward to providing excellent golfing experiences through memberships and daily green fee rates to Abbotsford residents and visitors to the city.”
Ledgeview Golf and Country Club has operated since 1963. The course has been a tourism destination for Abbotsford residents and visitors for many years. Ledgeview hosts over 50 charity tournaments and banquet functions a year and over 17,000 rounds of golf for the general public each season.
“The success of Ledgeview is owed to the hard work of the volunteers of the club,” said Mayor Bruce Banman. “The members have committed countless volunteer hours and have invested significant capital and rent into this club and we all want to support its ongoing success.”