(Looking from the 7th Fairway to the 8th Tee at the Amberwood Golf & Country Club in Stittsville. Photo: submitted)
The Management at Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club in Stittsville are thrilled to say that, “the golf course is open, and this past long weekend was busy! Many golfers were so happy to be out on the course again.” This community owned club is undergoing a major facelift – just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2021!
The 9-hole course is a semi-private golf club. It is reputed as a tight, shorter course with some challenging holes – and each with it’s own hazzard! The course measures 2367 yards from the longest tees and features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
While the pool has yet to be opened, you can enjoy a singles game of tennis or pickle ball. Some events have already been scheduled on the courts. Golf and racquet sports are the ideal ‘social distancing’ sports.
Following several challenges including COVID, Amberwood experienced a substantial increase in the engagement and interest of community residents. Many offered to help. Today, Amberwood Golf and Country Club is managed by 10 volunteer board members, 3 non-board members, and operated by TMSI Management Inc., along with dozens of eager community volunteers.
From the recent sale of 5 lots to Inverness Homes on the fringe of the property, proceeds are being used by the Club to install a new irrigation system for the golf course, refurbish the heated outdoor pool and repair the courts (soon to be 6 pickleball and 1 tennis court). A long-term plan is underway to ensure on-going repairs and maintenance of the property and its buildings continue to be completed.
ALE (Amberwood Lounge and Eatery), the onsite restaurant and 2020 winner of micro weddings reception venues, is also ready to welcome everyone back for in-person dining. They have continued to provide take-out services throughout the many lockdowns. Very soon, ALE will be expanding their services to the poolside and adding more outdoor seating space to serve more customers outside. They recently refurbished their outside deck looking onto the golf course.
Christine Adam-Carr, Board of Directors Secretary, told Stittsville Central, “Once the pandemic concerns are behind us, you can expect that the property will be used throughout the year. Inside the clubhouse will be a true ‘Activity Center’ where guests can come and exercise, learn new hobbies, play cards, visit the Gallery, and engage in other activities, according to personal interests.”
Outside the clubhouse, during the winter months, everyone is welcome to use the grounds for cross country skiing and walking along the groomed paths. It was very fortunate that the ski trails and paths were made available this past winter to allow many local residents the enjoyment of outdoors in a healthy environment.
Amberwood is a beautiful facility open to the public, and we are so fortunate to have it in our Stittsville community.