"Homes that back on to greenspaces are always more desirable and worth more money than ones that do not.
"Many people search for golf-course locations because having the views and quick access to golfing is valuable . . . Therefore, if homes are built where the golf course is located currently, it could reduce the house values by $20,000 to $50,000, even up to $100,000 in some locations.
"With the new developments in Chelsea, Dawson's landing, Belvedere, etc., the last thing we need is more houses built in Chestermere. The golf course is a big draw to the community for homeowners on and off the course, so getting rid of it would be detrimental to the community as a whole."
Professional Real Estate Advisor
Greater Property Group
"Chestermere's golf course is a highly valued part of our community. Offering an outdoor recreational opportunity, support for small business, community programs and a unique property investment for home owners. To exchange this for a housing development and financial gain for a few is very unfortunate."
"Every town and city strives to provide recreation, health and wellness for its residents. The Lakeside Golf Course is an incredible health asset to Chestermere, as it provides physical activity, mental stimulation, relaxation/stress management and socialization to be enjoyed by all ages.
" As a local doctor of chiropractic medicine I encourage people to utilize the golf course as it promotes physical attributes such as flexibility, strength and power. In addition to this, encourages people to walk the beautiful course, enjoy the company of friends/family and take some time away from the hustle, all while soaking up some much needed Vitamin D.
Marla Christianson, D.C.
Owner of Mvmt Evolution Health & Wellness and Chestermere Lake CrossFit
"With our kids now grown, it's time for us to downsize. We found a townhouse we liked and listed our house - after months of getting ready to sell. The timing of the listing coincided with the news article in the Calgary Herald about the golf-course redevelopment plans. Every potential buyer who has liked our house says buying it is too uncertain, given the news they'd read."
Nicole Dunsdon and Greg Fulmes
14th hole of Lakeside Greens Golf Course