Golf sport going to pot at Rolling Greens, formerly Lombard Glen, near Smiths Falls


A golfing direction in Lombardy, simply outdoor Smiths Falls, will take smoking down the middle to a whole new degree.

Rolling Greens, for you to open this spring, is calling itself “Canada’s first cannabis-themed golf and entertainment vacation spot.” Yep, pot smokers can take away — and play some golfing.

The Rolling Greens booth on the Ottawa GolfExpo at the EY Centre (the show is on 9 a.M.-5 p.M. Saturday) is getting masses of interest. Rolling Greens become called Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club earlier than being bought and rebranded months ago. You want to be aged 19 or older to be there, at least for now.


“When legalization becomes announced, we looked at the way to technique this,” said Rolling Greens director of leisure Gordon Weiske. “Everybody wants to be an authorized grower or vendor, so we idea, ‘Why don’t we look after the visitor and leisure marketplace?’ We concept an exceptional concept would be a golfing course. You’ve were given 164 acres, exit, and enjoy yourself.

“The guidelines are you could enjoy cannabis anywhere smoking is allowed. We’re now not changing something, but a variety of golf guides had been banning it or telling humans no longer to do it. We’re the first ones to mention, ‘You know what? Come and roll with us.’ We’ll be the greenest golfing path in Canada. We play by way of all the federal and provincial legal guidelines. Right now, it’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud).”

The region makes sense. Smiths Falls is domestic to Canopy Growth Corporation, a hashish company that operates out of a former chocolate factory.

“It’s strategic due to the fact Smiths Falls is becoming the cannabis capital of Canada,” stated Weiske. “We’re going to be building a mini-putt, we’re going to make bigger the patio, we’ll have some nearby live track. It’s going to be amusing. Every hollow will have a hashish perspective to it.”

At the golfing display, Rolling Greens is promoting foursomes for $100.

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BUY BUY: There are a couple of retail options on the display. Cambridge Golf and Fashions is my favorite. Among their offers: ECCO footwear discounted to as little as $100, purchase-one, get-one on a few guys’ shirts, women Adidas golf footwear for $60, and ladies bottoms at $50 in line with cent off the bottom ticketed price. There are also new wedges and drivers from 20 to 40 in front with cent off. Golf Liquidator had brand over-run Callaway balls and recycled Pro V1s at $14.Ninety-nine a dozen Izod shirts for $nine.Ninety-nine and ladies’ PUMA shirts for $14.99.

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