Arkona Fairways purchased by same golf management company in October
Kingswell Glen Golf Course has been sold.
The historic Petrolia golf course is one of two Lambton County properties which are now part of the GolfNorth group of 38 courses. GolfNorth purchased Arkona Fairways in October.
The Petrolia course, built by Jake Englehart in 1895, is one of Canada’s oldest courses.
In 2020, the historic property was purchased Joe and Jenna Gorzeman.
GolfNorth Regional Vice President Doug Breen was “ecstatic” when the opportunity came up. “I have always been extremely interested in the petroleum history of this part of Ontario. At the same time, I’ve always been extremely interested in the history of golf in Ontario,” he said in a news release.
GolfNorth – which took over the Petrolia property today – will continue to operate the winter facilities without interruption and will honour 2023 memberships which have been purchased.
GolfNorth President and CEO, Shawn Evans said, “We are extremely excited to be purchasing Kingswell Glen, and appreciate the assistance of the Gorzeman family in bringing this to fruition. We’re also excited about the strong management team currently in place.”
GolfNorth also bought Arkona Fairways from the Vanos family who built the 18 hole par 68 in 1988.
GolfNorth owns 38 properties and sells multi-course membership packages.