Oakville moves to designate Glen Abbey a historic site

The greens and fairways at the Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville won't be turned into condos and stores any time soon.
    
Town council voted unanimously last night to designate the golf course under the Ontario Heritage Act.
    
ClubLink, the course owner, has proposed turning the site into a mix of some 32-hundred residential units as well as office and retail space.
    
Mayor Rob Burton says a heritage designation means there are rules that must be followed when it comes to preserving the heritage of a property, but adds there is still ``flexibility'' and an appeals process.
   
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus designed the course, which opened 40 years ago and has hosted the Canadian Open 29 times and is slated to host it again next year.