HALDIMAND COUNTY – MontHill Golf and Country Club on Highway 6 is set to become an even better place to play golf, dine and host events by next year.
Owners Jerry Montour and Kenny Hill are building a new 60,000-square-foot clubhouse. Construction began almost two weeks ago.
“It’s going to be a state-of-the-art clubhouse,” said Hill last Wednesday at a ground-breaking ceremony. “It will be for wedding receptions, banquets and parties, as well. We want the people who come here to be treated the way we like to be treated.”
The new clubhouse is set to be able to house 600 people, have a grill and restaurant with multiple terraces, golf simulators and a founders club for the members and much more.
“The new venue is going to supply a lot of jobs too,” said Hill, adding that the investment should generate up to 60 full and part-time jobs.
Hill said that he and Montour want the restaurant to be a place where all of the town and surrounding areas can come to eat, whether they intend to golf or not.
“It is meant to be a destination.”
Montour and Hill were joined by the construction team, Haldimand Mayor Ken Hewitt, Haldimand Councillor Craig Grice, and others from the golf course.
The architect for the project is Hicks Design Studio Inc., of Oakville, the engineer is C. F. Crozier and Associates Inc., of Collingwood and the general contractor is Schilthuis Construction Inc., of Caledonia.
Hill said that the new clubhouse is just the first of several phases to come and that a hotel in the area is a definite possibility.
“Phase one is the new clubhouse, phase two may be a hotel,” said Hill. “I always thought it would be a good place for a hotel.”