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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) […]

Gawler Golf Club – what a laugh

Gawler Golf Club – what a laugh

SOUTH Australia’s Gawler Golf Club promoted the game recently by participating in two Adelaide Fringe events. In March, four comedians entertained more than 70 people at the golf club. For two hours, the comedians had the audience in fits of laughter. The comedians also pulled the audience into their act with quick wit and frivolity. […]

New housing, clubhouse planned for Wangaratta GC

New housing, clubhouse planned for Wangaratta GC

Wangaratta Golf Club’s outdated clubhouse could soon be a thing of the past if the club is granted council approval to allow developers to subdivide part of its current golf course. The 300-member club revealed that – if its land is successfully rezoned, it will use the sale proceeds to finance building a new clubhouse […]

Shark circles new Eastern layout

Shark circles new Eastern layout

With only a few short months remaining until the opening of Victoria’s most talked about new course development, The Eastern Golf Club in the Yarra Valley, all eyes are firmly focussed on watching the spectacular facility take shape. One pair of eyes that are giving the layout an extremely detailed and meticulous look are none other […]

Brisbane’s new greens have best warm weather grass in Australia

Brisbane’s new greens have best warm weather grass in Australia

NO golfer, irrespective of his or her handicap, walks off a green after a three putt feeling good about themselves. And while The Brisbane Golf Club cannot guarantee a golfer’s most detested deficiency never occurring on their greens, club captain Terry Campbell is adamant the probability has greatly decreased now the course has Ultra Dwarf […]

Last Post for a Royal club

Last Post for a Royal club

A SYDNEY golf club that’s name starts with Royal is about to close its doors for the last time. Don’t panic, it’s not that one. Rather, the final curtain will come down on the Royal Australian Engineers Golf Club, a military-run operation, after the final putt drops into the cup on May 2. Yes, the […]

Sandbelt clubs put merger on back burner

Sandbelt clubs put merger on back burner

Woodlands, Patterson River and Rossdale are still open to the possibility of merging despite talks between the three clubs falling through late last year. The respective boards were in discussions over a plan to turn nine holes at Rossdale into residential land and form a 45-hole ‘superclub’ to ensure each club’s long-term financial viability. “Something […]

Clubs blown away by post-cyclone support

Clubs blown away by post-cyclone support

IT takes a lot to stir the emotions of Rockhampton Golf Club president Ron Murphy, but he was close to tears when he sighted the damage Tropical Cyclone Marcia had left behind. “When I saw the mess around the golf course I could have cried,” said Murphy, who is also president of Golf Central Queensland. […]

Keysborough announces relocation plans

Keysborough announces relocation plans

Keysborough Golf Club in Melbourne’s southeast is the latest Victorian golf club to ask for member approval to sell land to ensure its long-term financial future. The club is seeking to have its existing land approved for residential development and use the value created to construct a new course on nearby “green wedge”, less valuable […]

Fire razes club’s machinery shed

Fire razes club’s machinery shed

RULE number one for any golf club under financial pressure: do not cancel your insurance policy. Just ask the officials at Wallangarra Golf Club located on the Queensland/New South Wales border near Stanthorpe in the heart of the Granite Belt. Two weeks after cancelling its fire and theft insurance policy, fire destroyed the club’s machinery […]

New Eastern course nearing completion

New Eastern course nearing completion

MEMBERS of The Eastern Golf club in Melbourne were recently treated to a sneak-peek of their new Greg Norman-designed golf course, currently under construction in the Yarra Valley. As part of the club’s ongoing going commitment to communication and development transparency to members, the club hosted an Open Day on site in Yering in December. […]

National, Long Island merger approved by members

National, Long Island merger approved by members

The emergence of the first 72-hole private membership Golf Club in Australia has become a reality when a proposed merger between the prestigious National Golf Club and the Long Island Country Club was recently supported by members by both clubs. Of the total number of National members who voted on the proposed merger, 80.93% voted […]

Riverside Oaks makes history with opening of Bungool course

Riverside Oaks makes history with opening of Bungool  course

RIVERSIDE Oaks, the massive resort and residential development an hour northwest of Sydney’s CBD, which has been a national golf industry pacesetter since it teed off  27 years ago, has scored another historic first. With the opening in October of its 6300m Bungool layout, which meanders along the dramatically scenic Hawkesbury River’s banks at Cattai, […]

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