FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is taking over the operation and management of the Mactaquac Golf Course for the next golfing season.

“The provincial government is committed to maintaining the Mactaquac Golf Course,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bruce Fitch. “Unfortunately, we were unable to identify a potential proponent during a recent call for proposals.”

The course has been operated and managed by Kingswood (GolfCo) since 2017, under a 10-year operating agreement. That agreement was terminated in December 2019 at the request of the concessionaire.

“I have played Mactaquac in the past, enjoyed the course and it deserves to stay open”, said Fitch.

Built in the 1970’s, the championship course is part of the Mactaquac Provincial Park, a year-round recreational facility consisting of a 300-site campground, two supervised beaches, two marinas and numerous nature trails.