The Patterson Family arrived in Canada from Ireland in 1884. Worked in Hull, Quebec and surrounding area on farms until 1890 when Gib’s Grandparents purchased 30 acres of garden land on Hunt Club Road, west of Bank Street where the new Airport Parkway and Hunt Club Road intersect. Buildings were erected and mixed farming commenced to provide fresh food for the people of the City of Ottawa. Gib’s father was born at the brick farmhouse in 1900 and later married Myrtle McKeown from Edwards, Ontario. Gib arrived on March 5th, 1938 born in the same room as his father. While farming on Hunt Club Road, near the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club and the airport, an appreciation for people, neighbours, work, and family developed Gib’s idea to provide opportunities for others.
Gib’s brother, Ford Patterson, and his family organized the Patterson Berry Farm while Gib’s Family concentrated on golf. Gib opened Airport Golfland driving range, mini golf, and snack & dairy bar on July 1st, 1971 on Hunt Club Road and Paul Anka Drive. Since then, the Innes Road Golfland opened on July 1st, 1978.
Real estate and development of such interested Gib and his family, thus the opening of Emerald Links Golf and Country Club in July of 1990. Cloverdale Links Golf Course, known as the Scottish Links style course, started with 9 holes on July 1st, 1996 and the second 9 opened on July 1st, 1998. On July 1st, 2003, the south 9 was opened at Emerald Links along with the additional one-acre building lots.
The opportunity to build Anderson Links Golf and Country Club came along and opened on July 2nd, 2007 with 18 holes and trailers. The trailers were changed for a new clubhouse for the 2010 golf season. The new south nine at Anderson Links opened May 12th, 2012, coinciding with Gib & Elsie’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations. While the construction was taking place, the staff and golf pro’s developed the Ottawa Golf Academy to help everyone improve and enjoy the wonderful game of golf.
Elsie, Gib’s wife since 1962, their four children, and their families have been extremely helpful, cooperative and there when needed.
The extended families have also been very helpful, supportive, and cooperative in the growth of the golf enterprise. During the golf season, more than 200 employees make up the working team at the golf facilities.
Last but not least, it could not have happened without you, the customer. We thank you every day for your loyal support, now and during the years gone by. We look forward every day to continuing this rewarding relationship.
Gib, Elsie and Family
Their four children are:
Martin with Kashtin, Bronte and Tristan
Mark with Carly, Mauve and Lane
Kevin & Sharon with Emily and Jake
Jill & Rob with Erik, Timothy, John and Steven
Links Golf Course
Links Golf Course
Links Golf Course
Emerald Links was the first addition to the Patterson Family golf courses. Our other two courses are Anderson Links (Ottawa) and Cloverdale (Winchester).
Emerald Links was first opened in 1990 with 18 holes. The clubhouse, featuring multiple meeting rooms, a full restaurant, the proshop, was opened soon after.
We have since added a new nine hole course in 2002 and golfers now have the choice of playing a combination of these nines.
6357 Emerald Links Drive, Greely, Ontario
(613) 822 - 4653
Anderson Links is the newest addition to the Patterson Family golf courses. Our other two courses are Emerald Links (Manotick) and Cloverdale (Winchester).
Anderson Links was first opened in 2007 with 18 holes. The new clubhouse, featuring multiple meeting rooms, a full restaurant, the proshop, and a beautiful main hall complete with fireplace, was opened in 2010.
We have since added a new nine hole course (the South course) and golfers now have the choice of playing a combination of these nines.
4175 Anderson Road, Carlsbad Springs, Ontario
(613) 822 - 9644
A fresh new challenge awaits you at Cloverdale Links Golf Course. This impressive 18 facility opened its first nine holes in July 1996 to rave reviews from golfers and the media. The second nine opened in July of 1998 and boasts many of the same great traits as the first nine with the addition of more water and some unique designs that will excite everyone who tees it up at Cloverdale Links.
Cloverdale Links Golf Course is truly a links-style golf course. Very reminiscent of the Scottish links with wide fairways and large greens, this course is certainly a joy for golfers of varying skill levels.