A new Google golf course in Toronto will be built next year and will feature a 3,200-acre plot of land on the edge of the city’s historic Pinecret area, the company said Thursday.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the new golf-and-bar resort will be located on a former Canadian military base that sits about 200 metres from the Pinecresh area.
“Our goal is to create a unique experience for people from across Toronto,” he said.
“It will be a destination with a natural setting, with a beautiful view and great facilities.”
Brin was speaking at a Google developer event in Toronto, where he said the project will include an 18-hole golf course with three courses.
Google has also been building a facility in Vancouver called the Mountain View, and a new site in Mountain View will house the offices of Google’s Mountain View campus.
The new Pinecres will have a total of four courses, including a new 17-hole course and a 17-holes and 17-nights course, Brin told reporters.
“The aim is to build an incredible golf course that’s on par with the world’s best,” Brin added.
The Google Mountain View golf facility, which was built in 2006, is on the west side of the Pine Cret National Historic Site.
The golf course was constructed with help from a group of local landowners, including local architect and former mayor Ken Steeves.
It is now a five-day-a-week, five-hole tournament, with three days being played at the local golf course.
The Mountain View facility opened last year and has attracted more than a thousand visitors.
“I know what a tremendous amount of effort is required, and I’m really looking forward to working with them and the community to make this project a success,” Brint said.
Google is also building a 3.5-hectare (11.6-acre) golf course near its headquarters in Mountain Park, Alberta, which is due to open next year.
“We’ve been looking at Pinecrets for a while,” Brincan said, adding that the project was in development for the last six months.
Brin also said Google is “going to invest in the city of Toronto, as well as a number of other cities.”
The new Google Mountainview golf facility is expected to be open to the public by June 2019.
Brinca says the new Pineres will be open for tours and golf tournaments by the end of 2020.
SOURCE: The Globe & Mail, Google, Google MountainView