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The Amitee event wants you

The Amitee event wants you

IT started out as a “let’s see how the other half live” golfing exercise, and has turned into an annual extravaganza between four interstate golf clubs. Members from Muirfield (NSW), Amstel (Vic), Tea Tree Gully (SA) and Nudgee (Qld) golf clubs have, for the past 48 years, met on a rotational basis to challenge each […]

The ‘Daphne’s Award’ – submit news from your club to Win!

The ‘Daphne’s Award’ – submit news from your club to Win!

Inside Golf regularly encourages club managers and members to send us news to be featured in these highly-read Club News pages. Whether it’s a new clubhouse, hole-in-one, new hire, special event or even just a success story of a local junior or member, we want to hear it all. Starting this month, we will be […]

Sandgreens success in CQ

Sandgreens success in CQ

YEPPOON Golf Club’s Joey Kimbara and Bernie Antcliff won the men’s and women’s (respectively) Central Queensland Sandgreen Open Championships last month. Kimbara defeated Rockhampton Golf Club’s Shaun Antcliff on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair had returned rounds of nine-under par 61s at Mt Morgan golf course. It was Kimbara’s […]

City GC lights up Darling Downs

City GC lights up Darling Downs

CITY Golf Club at Toowoomba on the Darling Downs is a big believer in the adage share and share alike. As one of the most financially successful clubs in Queensland, City Golf Club for the past five years has been sharing its success with less fortunate golf clubs in the district and even one outside […]

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

QUEENSLAND’S Boonah Golf Club, affectionately known as the Fairway of the Scenic Rim, celebrated its 90th anniversary in style recently. More than 140 players took part in the two-day event including PGA of Australia CEO and “Boonah boy” Gavin Kirkman. “I felt proud to be involved in this special occasion and cannot wait to come […]

Plans to shrink Gold Creek GC

Plans to shrink Gold Creek GC

Gold Creek Country Club director Harry Konstantinou has announced plans to shrink the Canberra golf course nearly in half to potentially make way for a new housing development, the Canberra Times has reported. In a fiery community meeting last month, Mr Konstantinou defended stark criticism from residents concerned about the conversion of the green space, […]

Magic 59 for club pro Stegbauer

Magic 59 for club pro Stegbauer

The regular Wednesday’s members’ competition at Wagga Wagga Country Club (in the Riverina region of NSW) saw one of golf’s magical numbers scored on April 4, as Head Professional Kurt Stegbauer, played the best round of his life en route to shooting a 10-under-par 59. Thanks to a morning of meetings at work, Stegbauer didn’t […]

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the release of Equal Opportunity in Golf, a practical guide to preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in Australia’s golf clubs. The guide, which was developed with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission (and supported by Golf Australia and Golf Victoria), reminds clubs they have a positive […]

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

TOWNSVILLE BMW regional qualifiers excelled at the 2017 BMW Golf Cup final held at Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, New Zealand last month. Willows Golf Club member Warren Schmitt won the A grade division on a countback from Phil Heissenbuttel (Townsville Golf Club) after both returned 39 points. Warren’s victory was more rewarding due to the […]

Carbrook Pink Bag Club donates $6100

Carbrook Pink Bag  Club donates $6100

THE Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) received a much-needed $6100 financial boost last month thanks to the generosity of the Carbrook Pink Bag Club. Formed in 2006, the “Club” within Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast has grown and now boasts more than 120 members. In the past 12 years it has donated more […]

Curlewis Range tees off

Curlewis Range tees off

After two years of planning and eight months in construction, The Range @ Curlewis quietly opened its doors in January. The tagline is ‘Experience Epic’ and everything about The Range @ Curlewis is just that.  The ambience and experience encapsulates innovation, excitement and fun.   Military-grade technology, indoor/outdoor driving bays, fabulous mini golf, top hospitality, conference […]

New Ranfurlie range opens doors

New Ranfurlie range opens doors

The Ranfurlie Golf Club opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art Driving Range to much fanfare last month. Inside Golf was at the launch, which included a live broadcast by SEN Radio, a DJ churning out tunes to a large crowd, prize giveaways, food, and plenty of excitement by local golfers of all ages and abilities. The range, […]

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop  till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes gender equality Ballarat Golf Club is a club that has a history spanning back to 1895 and has seen generations of golfers take their place on the honour boards. It is also a club who through solid governance has recently made a very important step to address a weakness, that of gender equality. […]

Club News: Nelson Bay, Nudgee, Yamba, Cool Tweed and the China Golf boom

Club News: Nelson Bay, Nudgee, Yamba, Cool Tweed and the China Golf boom

New clubhouse, events for Nelson Bay Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Nelson Bay Golf Club has come back with a bang, enjoying a brand-new clubhouse and influx of members and guests.  Since opening the doors to its new clubhouse in August (the club had previously lost their clubhouse due to a disastrous fire […]

Club News: Changes at Maleny, Ranfurlie and Warrnambool

Club News: Changes at Maleny, Ranfurlie and Warrnambool

Maleny adds next 3 holes MALENY Golf Club in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland remains on track to have 12 holes in play early next year following completion of bulk earthworks and installation of irrigation on the next three holes. David Burrup Golf Course and Sports Turf Designs was contracted to undertake the earthworks construction, which […]

Club News: Mount Lawley, Pelican Waters, Proserpine, Brisbane River GC

Club News: Mount Lawley, Pelican Waters, Proserpine, Brisbane River GC

A ‘hole’ new game at Mt Lawley   IT’S all happening at Mt Lawley Golf Club in Perth, West Australia. The club’s general manager Troy O’Hern told Inside Golf an additional hole, the 19th, would open for play at the end of November. It’s more of a short-game practice area, but it will give the […]

Curlewis on par and potent

Curlewis on par and potent

To say that Curlewis Golf Club has the Australian golf fraternity in an excitable spin is an understatement.   Touted as the fastest-growing golf club in Australia, Curlewis has recently catapulted up the ladder to become one of Australia’s Top-50 Public Access courses. In an unprecedented move in the club’s history, Curlewis recently announced the imminent […]

Toowoomba GM Josh headed in the right direction

Toowoomba GM Josh headed in the right direction

IT’S been a year since Josh Madden joined Toowoomba Golf Club as general manager and in that time he has worked diligently to create, build and complement a great team that is working together and is on the same page when it comes to the golf club’s direction. “When I arrived here, one of the […]

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

IT didn’t take Andrea Catherine Moore long to play down her appointment as Kew Golf Club’s first female club captain. “It’s no big deal,” she said. “I understand it’s significant being the first woman captain of the club, but I hope in a couple of years a woman captain won’t even be commented on. “To […]

Yering Meadows placed into administration

Yering Meadows placed into administration

After years of declining member numbers and financial struggles, Melbourne’s Yering Meadows Golf Club has been placed into administration. In a recent letter to members, the Board noted that a disappointing membership subscription renewal period (the club currently has only 621 members across all playing categories) has meant the Club would be unable to meet […]

Vines introduces credit-based memberships

Vines introduces credit-based memberships

The Vines Golf and Country Club in Western Australia has introduced a new, modern and progressive Golf Membership structure; a credit-based Membership across all categories. It is designed to allow greater flexibility for players to suit their current lifestyle, commitments and financial ability, providing three tailor-made options, utilizing the popular credit based system, already adopted […]

The Shark sighted in NQ

The Shark sighted in NQ

THERE was great excitement in North Queensland when former world number one Greg Norman dropped in for a “look around”. No one is saying why he was there, which begs the question: does the Great White Shark have plans to design and build a golf course in Townsville, invest in the city or was he […]

NSW and QLD club floods: a wet and wild ride

NSW and QLD club floods: a wet and wild ride

CYCLONE Debbie’s destruction was never more evident than at Bowen Golf Club where wind speeds reached more than 250km/h tearing off the clubhouse awning and downpipes, bringing down huge trees, shifting concrete bridges and destroying sections of the golf course. The ocean side golf course was devastated and forced to close for at least a […]

Sandhurst, Rossdale discuss merger

Sandhurst, Rossdale discuss merger

Melbourne’s Sandhurst Club has put forth a formal offer to Rossdale Golf Club to work towards a merger between the two clubs. In the offer, which was sent to Rossdale Golf Club on October 31st, Sandhurst noted that the merger aims to “provide RGC and SHC members with a wider range of sustainable benefits both […]

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

The members of Victoria’s Churchill Park Golf Club and Waverley Golf Club have voted to merge their two clubs into one entity, to be known as Churchill – Waverley Golf and Bowls Club Limited, with the intention to consolidate onto the current Churchill Park land in Churchill Park Drive, Endeavour Hills. The Clubs held separate […]

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

One of Victoria’s fastest-growing golf clubs has given their members a reason to celebrate, while also providing local golfers and families another incentive to become a member. Curlewis Golf Club has announced one of the most exciting and innovative golf developments to ever be launched in the Geelong region, with plans for a state-of-the-art golf driving range […]

Peregian Springs closes doors

Peregian Springs closes doors

NOBODY likes to hear of golf clubs closing their doors, but news out of the Sunshine Coast is that Peregian Springs Golf Club has shut up shop just 13 years after opening. Administrator Gavin Morton told the Sunshine Coast Daily’s Bill Hoffman the club had simply run out of money to operate. To many, the […]

Twin Creeks set for turbo takeoff

Twin Creeks set for turbo takeoff

THE Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club, which for a decade has been a pacesetter in the luxury residential golf market in western Sydney, is set to soar to new heights on the wings of the new Badgerys Creek airport. Following the purchase last year by a Chinese consortium of the 340ha estate—which boasts the […]

Proposed Huntingdale ‘superclub’ merger axed

Proposed Huntingdale ‘superclub’ merger axed

A planned merger between three Melbourne clubs has been dealt a massive blow, with one of the clubs pulling out of early discussions. On February 3rd, representatives of Huntingdale Golf Club, Patterson River Golf Club and Sandhurst Club met to discuss the status of the Patterson River land sale, which was a critical factor in […]

Ocean Dunes unveils six new holes

Ocean Dunes unveils six new holes

Ocean Dunes on King Island has unveiled six brand-new holes on the back nine to complement its front nine, which has been enjoyed by golfers from all over the world since October. The unveiling of the back nine holes will now give golfers the opportunity to play 18 holes on the spectacular coastal course. The […]

A new era for Bay Views golf course, Rosebud

A new era for Bay Views golf course, Rosebud

One of Australia’s most scenic courses has undergone a significant facelift and is being launched with a new identity to reflect the change in management and significant improvements to course presentation. Bay Views Golf Course (formerly known as Rosebud Public or Carrington Park) located in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula is a public access course […]

GSM secures management at Kingston Links Golf Course

GSM secures management at Kingston Links Golf Course

Golf Services Management has been appointed to provide facility and golf operational services at Melbourne’s popular Kingston Links Golf Course. Located just off Wellington Rd in the leafy suburb of Rowville in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Kingston Links is a fully public access facility boasting a number of spectacular water hazards, Santa Ana couch fairways, undulating […]

Horizons Golf Resort finds new owner

Horizons Golf Resort finds new owner

Horizons Golf Resort has found new owners, after being purchased for an undisclosed sum by long-term members Peter Rickard and Selva Saverimuttu. The former owner of the facility, Le Mellieur, went into receivership in 2010 and previous efforts to sell the course, had been blocked by their Korean banks who were owed around $12 million […]

New Eastern course open for business

New Eastern course open for business

Members of Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club have begun a new chapter in their club’s history this month, with the long-awaited “soft” opening of their spectacular, brand-new Greg Norman-designed course in Yering on July 1. The new facility, in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, is the culmination of a massive seven-year project which followed a member vote in 2008 […]

Wondonga Golf Club sold to consortium

Wondonga Golf Club sold to consortium

The President at Wodonga Golf Club in Victoria’s northeast claims the club’s recent sale has removed uncertainty amongst members and ensured it can become more profitable in future. The SS&A Club – which had been trying to sell Wodonga for several years – accepted an undisclosed offer from an unknown consortium in late May. “They […]

Sydney club swings $50m land deal; no cuts to course

Sydney club swings $50m land deal; no cuts to course

SYDNEY’S Strathfield Golf Club has provided the best good news story to hit the Australian golf industry in decades by securing more than $50 million in a residential land bonanza which will leave its golf course untouched. Strathfield has sold 2.2ha of redundant land, on which its dated clubhouse, carpark and a practice range is […]

Trainees to tackle Ballarat

Trainees to tackle Ballarat

Trainee professionals can expect less brutal course conditions for this year’s PGA National Futures Championship at Ballarat Golf Club after it secured the right to continue hosting the world’s richest trainee tournament for the next three years. This year’s Futures Championship will be held from October 20 with close to 120 players competing for a […]

Cape Wickham set to be world-class

Cape Wickham set to be world-class

Duncan Andrews may have already earned himself critical acclaim in Australian golf circles for his work as the owner of The Dunes, but he’s now contributing to what could go down as one of the great golf courses in the world once it opens in October – Cape Wickham on Tasmania’s King Island. Roughly halfway […]

The Dunes celebrates 20th anniversary

The Dunes celebrates 20th anniversary

It’s January 1994 and businessman Duncan Andrews takes a gamble and buys a partially-built golf course in Rye from a local butcher who had decided to sell well before the course could be finished. There was hardly a tree on the property. The Mornington Peninsula was nothing like it is today with a plethora of […]

Peterborough club, community take safety to heart

Peterborough club, community take safety to heart

Future lives in Victoria’s west could be saved after three generous golfers at Peterborough Golf Club helped raise funds to ensure the town and nearby Port Campbell will each have their own defibrillators. Michael Beer, Lachie Beer, Glen McGorlick and Andrew McQuinn set out to raise the crucial funds for the automated external defibrillator (AED) […]