Welcome to the Orléans Chamber of Commerce!
Bienvenue à la Chambre de Commerce d'Orléans!
Member MilestonesIf your business is celebrating a significant milestone -- i.e. 5/10/15-year anniversary, or beyond -- let us know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether it's an anniversary, grand opening or product expansion, we want to help you celebrate!
Camelot Golf & Country Club
Q: What milestone are you celebrating?
This is our 25th Anniversary season!
Q: Provide a brief description of your business.
We are a private, not-for-profit, member-owned golf club that features 18-holes of golf, modern practice facilities, and lavish locker rooms as part of a beautiful clubhouse that features a three-level patio overlooking our golf course and the Ottawa River.
Q: What factors have helped you to successfully reach this particular milestone?
The premium amenities, award-winning design, volunteer spirit and passionate Members of the club!
Q: What has been your most memorable moment in business?
We hosted the 2012 Golf Canada Men`s Amateur Golf Championships…however very recently we almost matched that moment as SCOREGolf rated us the top golf course in Eastern Ontario, as part of their Top 100 ranking list released in July 2016.
Q: What’s one interesting thing about your business that people might not be aware of?
No longer are we a $25,000 investment to join the club, and in fact we have multiple, flexible membership options to choose amongst, including Dining Memberships and Corporate Memberships featuring packages of 20, 40 or 60 rounds.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome as a business to reach this milestone?
The golf industry has been met with many challenges over the past 8 years, and despite a leveling of golfers playing the game, we have managed to adapt to the changing market without losing sight of our objectives as a premium private golf club.
Q: Describe how your business started, and how it’s changed over the years.
Camelot was the vision of three individuals that we fondly call `The Founders``- Don Noseworthy, Philippe Gagnon & André Gagnon. They saw a few pieces of property, envisioned it as a premium golf course and committed to having it become one of the best in the country by retaining an reknowned golf course architect, Thomas McBroom, and building a lavish clubhouse atop the property. The golf course has matured over the years to be one of the country`s best, as was the intention.
Q: What can we expect from your business in the future? Are there any plans on the horizon you would like people to know about?
We will continue to grow, and have long-term plans of bringing a PGA level championship event to Camelot. In the short term we are researching strategies to have families take part in more aspects of the club, so plans will be put into effect soon to make Camelot attractive to the entire family, regardless of whether they are a golfer!