An aerial view of the site for the renovated Sale Golf Club

Australian golf legend Peter Thomson, the man with the vision to create the best golf course in regional Australia overlooking the spectacular South Sale wetlands, officially commemorated the construction of the Gippsland Links Development project on Friday 4th March.

The Deputy Premier of Victoria Hon Peter Ryan and Mayor of the Wellington Shire Jeff Amos was the other guests of honour to partake in the “Turn the Sod” ceremony  at the Sale Golf Club.

Known as “The Vantage Point” golf residential development, the project has been in planning for 7 years and represents the most significant community and tourism development in the Wellington Shire for decades. The project is expected to be completed over 5 years and will provide 300 residential lots and a conference resort centre. The development will have all modern facilities including natural gas, town water and a low pressure sewer system. Thirty eight lots have now been pre-sold with internal construction to commence shortly.

The first hole of the new complex, designed by renowned architects Thomson Perrett Pty Ltd is underway with construction by leading constructors Turnpoint Pty Ltd,

The renovated Sale Golf Club facilities will become a community focal point, with upgraded lawn bowls, tennis courts and bar and bistro amenities. The new golf course complex will become an international destination course with its spectacular panoramic views over the wetlands to the Great Dividing Range yet will further encourage juniors and beginners with an interesting 6 hole short course.

The guests of honour represent the great overall support given to the project by the golfing community, the State Government and the Wellington Shire. Attendees at the ceremony will also include current and life members of the Sale Golf Club and golf architect Ross Perrett .

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