Roderick McIsaac

Category: Builder
Inducted: 1983

Born: September 9, 1927
Place of Birth: Sudbury, ON
Died: 1998

The President and CEO of Great Northern Capital, Rod McIsaac was the visionary that saw an Oakville golf course as the future home of the Canadian Open. His development company contracted Jack Nicklaus and worked with the RCGA (now Golf Canada) to develop the championship course that we know today as Glen Abbey.There has been perhaps no other single achievement that has meant more to golf in Canada than McIsaac’s vision of a permanent facility for the Canadian Open.

Other Items of Note:

  • Suggested that Oakville be the permanent home of the Canadian Open.
  • Worked with Jack Nicklaus to create Glen Abbey Golf Club.