Golf Dorval added to growing list of protected golf courses

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Golf Dorval joins a growing list of golf courses protected by an extensive Interim Control Regulation (ICR) from the Commission métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM).

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The other two protected courses are Club de Golf Boucherville and Golf Ste-Rose in Laval. The three courses, covering some 190 hectares of land, are located within the urban perimeter of the greater Montreal area.

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The CMM board endorsed an amendment to the existing RCI, or freeze, to include the three additional routes in the Greater Montreal area with “potential for conversion to green space or natural environment.”

The total number of golf courses protected by CMM’s RCI is now nine. In June, the CMM protected six other courses: Beloeil, Candiac, Mascouche, the municipal of Chambly, the Le Boisé golf club in Terrebonne and the former Rosemère golf course.

CMM said the land was protected “where the possibility of real estate development will now be limited”.

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Dorval Mayor Marc Doret said he welcomes the protection of Golf Dorval, a public 18-hole course next to Trudeau International Airport.

Doret said the city has already started using the green space for other recreational activities during the winter months.

“In 2021, the City of Dorval decided to make Golf Dorval something more than a simple golf course and to make it an urban public green space that can be used throughout the year for seasonal activities deemed important. for the well-being of our residents. “said Doret.

The mayor of Dorval said the green space is also home to flora and fauna.

“The many hectares of land and wetlands covered by the RCI represent an incredible living biosphere, including 216 species of birds, 265 species of plants and many wildlife such as foxes, raccoons and coyotes,” said Doret said.

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“That’s why we welcome this ROI because it supports and reinforces our decision. This is an opportunity to better plan the future recreational development of this vast territory, one of the last of its kind in our municipality.

Golf Dorval, the only public golf course on the West Island, is in its 40th year of operation.

The course opened in June 1982. The original 18-hole layout was designed by renowned course designer Graham Cooke.

Another nine holes were added in 1983. It then became a 36-hole course in 1984 when the sport of golf was booming in the Montreal area. Golf Dorval has also hosted the Omnium de Québec twice in 1994 and 1996.

In 2007, the course was reduced to 18 holes due to the expansion of the adjacent Trudeau International Airport.

After the closure of Dorval’s nine-hole municipal course next to the airport in 2015, Golf Dorval has become a destination for amateur golfers in the community, including several seniors.

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