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Australian Golf Industry Council release golf impact findings

POSTED ON October 16, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) has launched The Community Impact of Golf in Australia Report 2017. It is widely recognised that golf has long provided a considerable benefit to the Australian economy. Additionally, the sport has had a significant impact on the health and social wellbeing of those who...


120 Bed Resort for Kalgoorlie Golf Course

POSTED ON October 10, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has reached a Memorandum of Understanding with Pacifica Developments to build a 120 bed resort on the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.  The resort and hotel will be operated by major hospitality brand with global reach. The resort, which will also include a day spa, function rooms, a...


Women of Newcastle GC play on Saturday for first time in 112 years

POSTED ON October 8, 2017 @ 5:13 pm

For these women, teeing off on a Saturday has been a long time coming. Ladies President Jenny Thompson said the exclusion of women on Saturdays — a rule which has stood for 112 years — dates back to the early days of golf, including at the Newcastle Golf Club. “Because...


Hawkes Bay GC (NZ) sells 11.6ha to wipe out mortgage

POSTED ON October 6, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

Work has begun to turn Hawkes Bay Golf Club into a viable entity and to counter declining membership that all clubs are grappling with in the country. Club president Mike Maguire said last night the club had sold 11.6ha of the 56.4ha course property in a bid to repay about...


Exmouth Golf Club in power supply system first

POSTED ON October 6, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

Exmouth Golf Club has gone off the grid and become the site of the first standalone power system in WA’s north. The independent electricity generator has been installed at the club and launched last week, and will provide all the facility’s power from now on after it disconnected from the...


The Dunes Port Hughes spending $2.5 million on estate expansion

POSTED ON October 2, 2017 @ 5:46 pm

THE once troubled Port Hughes golf course and resort is undergoing a $2.5 million expansion ahead of the potential development of a new clubhouse, function centre and tourism accommodation. Early works are expected to be complete in October on a new 38-allotment subdivision at the The Dunes – the first...


Melbourne’s “missing link” threatens to demolish Heidelberg Golf Club

POSTED ON October 2, 2017 @ 9:48 am

By Mathilda Andersson Government plans to build a new toll road in Melbourne’s North East, in an attempt to curtail heavy congestion on suburban roads, could see the end of the Heidelberg Golf Club. Last year, transport industry bodies called for the Victorian State and Federal government to take action...


Community investment ensures future for Cromwell Golf Club, NZ

POSTED ON September 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am

By Mathilda Andersson Much like in Australia, the landscape for golf clubs in New Zealand has drastically changed over the past few years. A declining interest paired with a national surplus of courses means clubs now have to reinvent themselves in order to gain and retain memberships. Cromwell Golf Course...


Golf Month – Sharing the bug across Australia

POSTED ON September 26, 2017 @ 11:51 am

It’s that time of the year again where the golf bug gets past on from juniors to seniors, from beginners to professionals, and coaches to students all across the country. October is Golf Month in Australia and clubs and facilities around the nation are once again throwing their doors open...


New lease of life for Logan golf club

POSTED ON September 22, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

THE future of the Logan City Golf Course at Meadowbrook was secured last week, when Logan City Council approved a new sublease for the site. There was uncertainty over the club’s future when the sublease to caretakers Carl Evans and Craig Baldwin was not renewed after it expired on June...