The greens will stay green at the Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville.
The iconic course will not be turned into a massive residential subdivision.
Municipal affairs and housing minister, Steven Clark, says he reached out to the owners – ClubLink – and secured a commitment from them to immediately withdraw their plans for development and keep operating the site as a golf course.
ClubLink had planned to build more than 3,000 homes and nearly 130,000 square feet of commercial and retail space on the property.
The town of Oakville fought back by designating it a cultural heritage site under the Ontario Heritage Act.