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Friday May 10th, 2013

Posted at 4:00pm

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Woodland Hills Golf Course at Belle River Road and 401 as seen on Google Streetview

St. Clair College entered into an operation and purchase agreement of Woodland Hills Golf Course at Belle River Road and 401 in Lakeshore.

The course will be operated by the St. Clair College Athletic Department in collaboration with the Student Athletic Association and TSI-Thames Student Incorporated, the Chatham student government body.

The college says that Woodland Hills will serve as a training centre, creating summer jobs for our College students in the areas of Hospitality, Event Management, Horticulture, Landscaping and Culinary Arts.

College President Dr. John Strasser states: “St. Clair College will continue to look for opportunities in Essex and Kent Counties that provide new benefits to our students. The recent Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) released in March reveal that our learning experiences in the classroom are above the Provincial average for Colleges in Ontario. Our student satisfaction numbers are the highest number in history and also above the Provincial Average for the fourth year in a row. This speaks volumes about the fact that the entire staff at St .Clair College clearly are focused on our students. This new acquisition will provide new experiential learning for our students and a unique recreational opportunity for every student at all of our campuses”.

“This is an opportunity for our students to be part of the day-to-day business of running a golf course. This is the real life practical, hands on training which St. Clair College is known for” said Ron Seguin, Vice President of Global Education and Training Services.

Woodland Hills Golf Course is a 9-hole Executive Par 3 layout with a total length of 1300 yards on 46 acres of land. It includes a 25 station driving range with both mats and grass.

The clubhouse is 2000 square feet and includes a pro shop, kitchen and eating area. An outdoor deck overlooks the golf course and provides seating for 75-80 people.

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