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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The National and Long Island CC propose merger

The National and Long Island CC propose merger

A proposal to merge Long Island Country Club Limited (Long Island) into The National Golf Club Incorporated (The National) will create Australia’s first ever 72 hole private golf facility and provide members with access to four championship golf courses for the price of one annual subscription. After the merger, The National will have four courses […]

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

SYDNEY’S Lynwood Country Club and Castle Hill RSL Club Group have announced the commencement of formal partnership discussions to pursue opportunities for amalgamation. Like many clubs across Australia, Lynwood has been challenged by the ongoing financial viability of the club, with increasing cost pressures, cashflow challenges and difficult trading conditions.  And they are not alone: […]

Amstel Golf Club to take over management of Settlers Run

Amstel Golf Club to take over management of Settlers Run

In a continuing sign that consolidation is growing more common in the Australian golf industry, Amstel Golf Club has announced that it has acquired the management and operational rights of the Greg-Norman-designed Settlers Run Golf and Country Club, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

The agreement, which is set to begin in July, will see Amstel take over operations from incumbent Troon Golf, while members of both courses, thus allowing members of both clubs to gain access to each course.

Does Australia have too many golf courses?

Does Australia have too many golf courses?

While Australia has the third highest number of golf courses per capita in the world, many in the Australian golf industry believe strongly that there are simply too many golf courses to go around, and that consolidation is the key. This means that some courses will be forced to close their doors permanently or amalgamate with neighbouring clubs.

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