A new home for Canadian golf
Courtesy of Golf Canada and Hicks Design Studio (3)

A new home for Canadian golf

Golf Canada partners with Osprey Valley to build national and First Tee headquarters, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, and more.

Golf Canada and Osprey Valley announced a partnership to build a new Home for Canadian Golf — a project that will see the National Sport Federation relocate its corporate base of operations to TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ontario.

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 center.

Golf Ontario and the Club Management Association of Canada have committed to relocate their corporate headquarters to Caledon, about 45 miles northwest of downtown Toronto, collaborating 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 components along with coaching and training activities.

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 the signature moment in the advancement of the sport of golf in Canada.

“Our vision to be a world leader in golf contemplates more than just a physical building — culture, collaboration and innovation are critical elements,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “Establishing a new headquarters and a Canadian golf campus with our partners to meet, play, train, plan, 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.”

TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley is a 54-hole golf facility in Peel Region, in Caledon. The property is currently undergoing a privately funded expansion and commercial development that includes construction of a new clubhouse and conference amenities, as well as improvements to the practice facility and guest experience with accommodations and hosting facilities onsite.

“We’re thrilled by the vision presented by Laurence and the entire Golf Canada team and are elated to collaborate with partners who share our vision of elevating golf to new heights in this country,” said Osprey Valley president Chris Humeniuk. “Our family has long dreamed of Osprey Valley as a great Canadian golf destination, and we believe this announcement is a wonderful addition to the momentum we’ve been fortunate to experience in recent years."

Osprey Valley has welcomed a number of signature events in Canadian golf including the PGA Tour Canada’s Osprey Valley Open and Golf Canada’s Junior Skills Challenge National Event. The facility has also hosted qualifier events for both the RBC Canadian Open and the U.S. Open and has committed to host the 2026 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

In 2021, the Humeniuk Family Foundation and Osprey Valley made a chapter-founding gift to the Golf Canada Foundation that aligns with the property serving as the national headquarters for First Tee – Canada.

Phase one of the Home for Canadian Golf project — which will include the corporate headquarters, a reinvigoration of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, and a 30,000-square-foot community putting green inspired by the Himalayas Putting Course at St Andrews — will break ground in 2023 with expected completion by 2025.

Phase two is projected to include the development of First Tee – Canada’s national headquarters. The indoor short game complex will double as a national talent identification center, bolstering Golf Canada’s goal to advance 30 Canadians to the LPGA and PGA tours by 2032.

“We are thrilled to rally and support this tremendous project and new home for Canadian golf,” said Golf Ontario CEO Mike Kelly. He added that, “helping to unify and provide the golf community a true base … will no doubt create efficiencies, inspire collaboration and help introduce more participants to our great sport.”

CMAC CEO Suzanne Godbehere said that, “integrating CMAC’s operation into the Canadian golf campus really is a special opportunity for thought sharing with our partners.”

The PGA of Canada and their members will plug into the Canadian golf campus with the delivery of grassroots programs as well as training, education, and coaching upon the completion of phase two.
“Having a destination for PGA of Canada professionals to come together for education and junior golf program development including First Tee – Canada training will be a huge boost for the growth of our sport,” PGA of Canada CEO Kevin Thistle said. “Collaboration and innovation with partners have always been driving forces in Canadian golf and there is no doubt that a campus environment will bolster these experiences.”

Cost for phase one of the project is estimated at $20 million and the financial funding model will be led by Golf Canada along with a donation from Osprey Valley. Phase two is expected to cost $10 million and will only proceed upon successful fundraising campaigns supported by the Golf Canada Foundation and private donors as well as through naming rights, contributions from industry partners and government support.

Hicks Design Studio was selected by Golf Canada as the architect.

Golf Canada’s corporate headquarters and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame are currently located on the grounds of Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.