Our region hosts over 550,000 visitors per annum and over 2.4 million day trippers whose revenue contributes to tourism operators and their employees but also to supermarkets, petrol stations and a myriad of businesses that the tourism derived income supports. Golf may seem a leisurely sport, but it’s a major tourism driver here in the Peel Region and staff at the Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club are always busy keeping up with customers seven days a week.
General manager Scott Proctor estimates the business would return around $1.5 – 2 million dollars per annum directly into the Peel economy, derived from the club’s payroll, the consumables they purchase, the taxes paid and the many other businesses the club’s custom supports. The club has been operating since 1987 and has a full time equivalent of 28 staff who all live in the Peel area. Scott Proctor says many are long time staff members and one will even clock up 30 years next year.