Birchwood Golf and Country Club
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own golf course, then look no further. This beautiful, family run 3,038 yard nine hole, par 35 course is located in a peaceful, forested sanctuary carved out of the rolling terrain of Alberta’s Heartland region. Just a short, scenic drive from Edmonton and Pigeon Lake, you’ll discover this hidden treasure, with permanent greens on meticulously landscaped fairways. Several holes cross the scenic Buck Lake Creek.
This golf course is being sold with a 12 room, freshly updated hotel that sits atop a main floor pro shop and licensed clubhouse that is open year round. The main level also houses an existing pool with change rooms and sauna that could be refurbished and put back into use. Alternatively this space could be converted to a banquet hall for weddings and special events in such a picturesque setting.
Birchwood also leases a 22 site campground, adjacent to the property for guests, who love to pull up in their golf carts, relax in a more rustic setting with campfires and picnic tables, electricity and water hookups. The golf course is perfectly located within the charming Birchwood Recreational Community. An additional development has already been architecturally mapped for a potential of 20 future lots on the existing property.
Life couldn’t get better than running your own business, entertaining family and friends on your privately owned golf course. This business can be run as a turn-key business with the existing management team in place. There is also the possibility to simply invest with part ownership as a third option. Leave the unpredictable world of employment and become your own entrepreneur in an industry you are passionate about. This location would also be perfect for the spa, health and wellness industry.
NOTE: A large section of land just North and East of this property could potentially be available for purchase separately through another Seller. It has already been zoned for residential development but there is potential for a further nine holes to be developed, forming a complete 18 hole golf course.
About Brazeau County
“With its extensive boreal forest and Crown land, Brazeau County offers visitors a wilderness experience with numerous opportunities to golf, fish, swim, ride, ATV, RV, camp, hike, or bird watch. The North Saskatchewan River and Pembina River flow through this area and, in combination with the Brazeau Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, offer a range of water-based recreational opportunities. Brazeau County is home to Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, which encompasses 56 square kilometres along both sides of the North Saskatchewan River Valley.”
“Brazeau County is located in west central Alberta, situated between the Rocky Mountains and the provincial capital of Edmonton, and contains large tracts of Crown and wilderness lands in and adjacent to its boundaries. Yellowhead, Parkland, Leduc, Wetaskiwin and Clearwater counties border Brazeau County. The Town of Drayton Valley, Village of Breton, and the Hamlets of Buck Creek, Cynthia, Lindale, Lodgepole, Poplar Ridge, Rocky Rapids, Violet Grove, and Birchwood Village Green (a private recreational village) are all in the municipal boundaries of Brazeau County. The County contains approximately 3,016 square kilometres of land. Residents enjoy half the average population density in the province, which makes it attractive for people who truly want to experience and enjoy a rural lifestyle.”
“Of the County’s workforce population, approximately 30% are employed in business and community service fields. The next largest employment categories by workforce size are natural resource extraction, agriculture, construction, retail services and transportation. Brazeau County’s uniquely diverse economic base allows local residents, business owners and visitors to pursue a wide variety of business opportunities, residential lifestyle options, and recreational activities.”
Activity Participation – High levels of participation in leisure and recreational activities (97.6% of Albertans, 98.7% of households). The most popular types of activities are physical activities, outdoor activities, and creative/cultural activities.
First Favourite Activity: Most popular activities are walking (12.9% first favourite), golf (8.7% first favourite), and camping (8.0% first favourite). The preferred location for participation is parks or outdoor spaces (58.3%). Top three motivations for participation include for pleasure (89.3%), to relax (85.9%) and for physical health/exercise (83.1%).
The location for first favourite activity (Walking – 12.9%; Golf – 8.7%; Camping – 8.0%; Bicycling – 4.7%) is Parks or Outdoor Spaces.
In terms of trends, the results of this survey are similar to the previous survey in 2008, with the major exception that bicycling has recently gained in popularity.
The major specific implication for this Master Plan of the results of this survey and a survey of Albertans related to physical activity (which does not include planning for golf courses) is:
Overnight camping – 50% of surveyed households in Brazeau County reported that they used campgrounds a few times a year whereas 40% of provincial respondents reported that their household took part in overnight camping in the past year.
Campgrounds – Approximately 70% of respondents reported that their household used campgrounds.”
|Address:||5427 TWP Rd 494|
|County:||Rural Brazeau County|
|Bedrooms:||12: 2 singles, 8 doubles, 2 suites|