You are an avid golfer but unfortunately you are not yet in a position to go south for 6 months. You love the seasons but the area you live in just is not condusive to enjoy golfing as much as you would like. We in Chatham-Kent have the answer!
Chatham-Kent is located in the middle of the Great Lakes and because of it's unique geography, experiences very mild temperatures. Here is Southwestern Ontario we are often referred to as the Banana Belt of Ontario. This allows for longer golfing seasons, usually 10 months of the year, a welcome addition to many areas whose seasons are short lived.
There are 9 Chatham-Kent area Golf Courses ranging from Public to Semi- Private and each individual course is uniquely designed with water traps beautifully groomed fairways that require varying degrees of expertise. There is something for everyone from the beginner to the skilled player. The Courses have fully licensed clubhouses with menus that incorporate many of the local produce and other flavors of the region. We have many local Wineries whose fares are included on some of the menus. Many feature patios which overlook the greens making that 19th hole a pleasurable way to end the day. Most also include fully stocked Pro Shops for all that essential Golfing Mechandise.
Chatham-Kent has one of the longest Golfing Seasons in Canada and the courses are kept in top notch condition with the greens and courses immaculately groomed long after some Canadian Courses are forced to close for the season.
Area Courses include Links of Kent, Baldoon Golf Club, Blenheim Community Golf Course, Country View Golf Course, Deer Run Golf Course, Ridgetown Golf Course and Country Club,, Rolyn Trails and Talbot Trail Golf Club. There are also several area driving ranges for golfers to hone their skills. Contact Chatham-Kent Tourism at 1-800-561-6125 or visit the Chatham-Kent website
Chatham-Kent has many Attractions and Events taking place throughout the year. It is an ideal location to rise a family, relocate to, retire to, or visit. We have many resort locations withing our community on the shores of the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. It is an Affordable Lifestyle Community you need to investigate. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me show you Affordable Real Estate in the area. Visit my Chatham-Kent website for attractions, events and choice properties for sale in this great community.
Highlights from Last weekend's 13th Annual Retrofest
This year the 13th Annual Retrofest 2015 began with the OLG Classic Car Cruise on Friday evening May 22. Over 600 Classic Cars assembled at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre on Richmond St. where they proceeded to make their way down Richmond St. to the Bloomfield Rd and then to Riverview Line where they cruised along the Thames River to the Prairie Siding Bridge, over the river and back along Grand River Line on the Dover side of the Thames, ending in Downtown Chatham. My wife and I,our daughter, son-in law and their 2 small children watched from our front yard. Our 2 small grandsons particularly enjoyed waving at all the occupants of the cars, many of whom tooted their horns at them and made a big hit with the little boys. It is such a fun evening and we would not miss it!. I am told the entire parade route was lined with spectators. The cars proceeded to Historic Downtown Chatham's King St. where some cruised the drag and then parked to enjoy the many pubs and restaurants, the liveentertainment at the Kings Commons in front of the Downtown Chatham Centre and a Free Family Movie, Strange Magic, in Tecumseh Park at dusk, thanks to the Chatham-Kent Health Unit. Families brought their lawn chairs and jackets and enjoyed a great family evening. The popcorn vendor was there with his famous Kettle Cooked Popcorn
The cars started to line up on Chatham's Historic King St. Saturday morning as early as 5 A.M. to get the prime parking places. Festivities on the street and in Tecumseh Park were scheduled from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. We were there of course and the whole downtown was a real hub-bub of activity. It was so nice to see people turn out in such great numbers for this special Annual Classic Car Event and the first of many in Chatham-Kent. Visitors were able to get a close up look at these special cars dating back to 1990 and earlier and talk to the proud owners who were morethanwilling to tell you the history of their prize possessions.. There was entertainment and food on the street and even a couple of wading pools in front of the Downtown Mall. Tecumseh park was crowded with lineups for the bumper cars, bouncy castle and the zip line. The many merchandise and food vendors were busy and many were there to enjoy the band shell entertainment, thanks to Boardwalk Condo's sponsorship. Yesterday's Child performed in the morning and Superfly in the afternoon. If for some reason, you missed this year, make sure you watch for dates for next year’s event. You won’t be disappointed.
Remember, Chatham-Kent is host to many Classic Car Events this summer. There have been two new Events added this year.This coming weekend, Saturday May 30th from noon to 2 P.M., there will be a display of the Gray- Dort Automobiles. These Classic Cars were manufactured here in Chatham from 1915-1925. During that time 26,000 vehicles came off the line and the 1919 Gray-Dort Touring Car has been named a NationalTreasure of Canada. The Company was the brain child of William Gray of Chatham and his partner J. Dallas Dort of Flint Michigan. Come see this and other Classic Models celebrating the company’s history. There will be Birthday Cake and activities for the children. The second new event is a Classic Car Auction being held at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham on July 18/2015 Check out their website for further details. This is an exciting new event for Chatham and the same weekend as the Mitchell’s Bay Car Show so plan to visit both events.
These events are always a feather in Chatham-Kent's hat! We are the Classic Car Capital of Canada. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle location with something for everyone. The perfect location to live, work raise a family, retire to or purchase a vacation property at one our Chatham-Kent area Resorts. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty for all your Real Estate needs and visit my website for upcoming events and other Classic Car events in this popular area.
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