Monday is day one of court proceedings between ClubLink, the company that owns the Kanata Golf & Country Club, and the City of Ottawa.
In October 2019, ClubLink formally applied to the City of Ottawa to bulldoze the golf course and build more homes.
The City later filed the paperwork to bring the case to court. The City wants ClubLink to withdraw its building application or offer the land to the City for free.
The City insists the community must be maintained with 40 per cent greenspace because of an agreement signed in the 1980s between the City of Kanata and developers.
The court will also hear from the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition, a group of residents who live in the area and are trying to stop the development from going forward.
CTV News has reached out to ClubLink for comment but has not heard back.
In the past, the company has said redevelopment would be a better use of the property because the golf course has seen a decline in use in recent years, while costs to maintain the course continue to rise.