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, which operates in conjunction with the highly-ranked Ranfurlie Golf Course located in Cranbourne, Victoria, is a complete golf and entertainment facility, featuring 20 spacious bays, all of which are licensed and have live sport and entertainment playing day and night. The centre also includes four unique ‘Premium Bays’, all fully-licensed with bar service, as well as unlimited balls, heaters and fans, a TV with Foxtel and more. They are fantastic to share with some mates, business associates or others.

The facility also includes a practice putting green with a mixture of standard and larger holes as well as a separate indoor/outdoor golf academy with highly skilled coaches utilising the latest technology in golf tuition to improve your game.

There is also a separate member lounge, sports bar (complete with multiple TVs) and large balcony that overlooks the course and the city skyline.

The new facility feels open, airy and welcoming, as well as completely high-tech, and features an atmosphere that is comfortable to both the novice and diehard golfer alike.  The facility is a testament to the forward-thinking Ranfurlie Board, which began the project more than 18 months earlier.


Golf Services Management, the Ranfurlie Golf Club’s  Corporate Manager, has facilitated the project on behalf of the Board with Ian Denny and Scott Eduati overseeing all aspects of the development.

“The club is striving to provide its existing members with something special while also attracting a new and younger demographic to the venue whether they be golfers or just want to socially enjoy the facilities,” Denny said.

“The design of the separate entrance to the range and sports bar builds the feeling of a relaxed and fun atmosphere upon arrival, a feeling seldom experienced at a golf course. The number of young members that have already joined is incredible.”

Ian, Scott and their team are now working on implementing stage 2, which includes auto tee up and  ball flight technology within the bays and five target  greens with coloured lights  providing something different for evening use.

About Richard Fellner

Winner of multiple Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism and Best Column, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Writers Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and he is a regular guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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