GolfNorth Makes First Foray Into Ottawa

Loch March G&CC, 16th Hole

One of the top public golf courses in Canada’s National Capital Region is now operating under a new management structure.

Loch March Golf & Country Club in Kanata, Ontario (just west of Ottawa), has been leased by GolfNorth. The agreement took effect March 1, 2017.

Loch March is part of the Fuller Group of companies and was designed by Mark Fuller. It opened on July 10, 1987.

Based in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region of Ontario, until recently GolfNorth has managed or owned golf properties primarily in Southwest Ontario. They took a big leap in 2015 when they entered into a 42-year lease with Parks Canada to operate the iconic Keltic Lodge Resort and affiliated Highland Links in Cape Breton.

Their latest move expands their horizons once again.

A statement from the company says, “Loch March Golf & Country Club provides an excellent entry for GolfNorth into the Ottawa golf market.”

It is fair to assume that they may have plans to build a bit of a course hub in the eastern end of the province, much like in the southwest. That is unconfirmed at this time.

There were no terms released for the Loch March G&CC agreement but the deal with the award-winning public course is noted as “a long-term lease agreement.”

Danielle Nadon, who returned to the club as General Manager and Head Professional in 2010, will remain with the operation.

She now joins a GolfNorth team that operates 30 golf courses.