Ballantrae Golf & Country Club, Ballantrae, Ontario
Ballantrae Golf & Country Club is the first and only golf course in Canada to be designated an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. This environmentally friendly, adult lifestyle community of 900 homes features a compact and efficient design, with over 75 per cent of the 420-acre site preserved as open green space.
Working in close collaboration with the planning and engineering team, the entire site was designed and engineered for maximum efficiency in water usage. A combination of storm water, ground water and recycled effluent, is used to irrigate the golf course and adjacent residential properties. The community also has its own sewage treatment plant. All wastewater from the homes is purified on site, pumped into holding ponds and tested at provincially approved laboratories, before being applied to the golf course.
The gently rolling terrain was well suited for the design of a walking friendly layout that appeals to the active lifestyle of Ballantrae residents. The generous sweeping fairways, gently undulating green surfaces and close mown chipping areas provide a well - balanced challenge for golfers of all abilities.
A unique ring road encircles the 1st, 9th, 10th and 18th holes that surround the clubhouse area, creating a very distinctive “green” identity for the entire community.