The City of Leduc and the Leduc Golf and Country Club have entered into a land transfer and lease agreement that will see the city acquiring the golf course lands
On March 11, 2019, Leduc City Council approved the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Statement of Intentions with the Leduc Golf and Country Club to continue the working relationship and establish principles with respect to the potential ownership and operations of golf course lands to the City of Leduc.
On December 2, 2019, Leduc City Council and the Leduc Golf and Country Club signed a land transfer and lease agreement that outlines that the club will transfer the golf course lands to the city in exchange for the city planning and making capital improvements to the course facilities, such as the clubhouse pro shop, irrigation and other related infrastructure upgrades.
“Leduc City Council saw an opportunity to not only preserve important green space in our community, but also to create a winter wilderness centre through this agreement,” says Mayor Bob Young. “We see a great many benefits and value to the city in being able to maintain a municipal golf course that is integrated with year-round recreational opportunities on the golf course lands.”
According to the 50-year lease, the Leduc Golf and Country Club will continue to manage and operate the golf course, while the city will be responsible for capital improvements to the facility in exchange for the title transfer of the golf course lands. The golf course will operate as a public golf course with greater opportunities for broad public access, such as potential future outdoor skating, snowshoeing and ski trails throughout the winter, and the pending Windrose Multiway project.
The final details of the agreement and how operations will work will be developed over the coming months. Additional information will be shared on Leduc.ca as it becomes available.
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