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$40-million hotel proposed for golf club near Waitomo Caves

POSTED ON July 19, 2018 @ 12:46 am

A $40 million four-star resort has been proposed to address a lack of commercial accommodation in one of Waikato’s ‘destination’ towns. The 120-bed hotel would be developed on the scenic rural landscape of the Waitomo Golf Club site, which is owned by the Ōtorohanga Club. Despite the Waitomo Caves attracting around half a million people every year, there...


Mike Orloff interview on US Private Club Radio Show

POSTED ON July 16, 2018 @ 8:23 am

Earlier this week Mike Orloff, Founder and Managing Director of Golf Industry Central (GIC) joined Private Club Radio to discuss the state of the golf and country club industry down under. Listen to the show and learn what Australia and New Zealand are doing differently and what opportunities and challenges...


Golf resort bid to protect border land

POSTED ON July 14, 2018 @ 5:40 pm

One of New Zealand’s biggest golf resorts is fighting to limit developments on its border at a hearing to consider plans to protect rural land in the Wakatipu Basin. Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort made several submissions to a hearing panel at Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown on Thursday, raising concerns about Queenstown...


Yangtze Dunes reopens near Shanghai following sweeping OCCM renovation

POSTED ON July 13, 2018 @ 7:34 am

Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated links course here at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, reopened to member play on June 23, following a far-reaching, 12-month renovation directed by Melbourne, Australia-based Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking & Mead (OCCM). The renovated 18 reopened as a walking-only course, a rare renovation decision (exceedingly rare...


New Garden Course Planned at Tanah Merah

POSTED ON June 22, 2018 @ 1:35 pm

Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) has appointed Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) to revamp its Garden Course. At the 35th annual general meeting of the Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility Member in April, Ho Beng Huat confirmed that the Club was planning to redevelop the Garden Course...


Cromwell golf resort plan on hold

POSTED ON June 22, 2018 @ 8:36 am

A proposed multimillion-dollar world-class golf resort has taken a hit, at least until submissions have been heard about a planned 900-section subdivision in Cromwell. Highlands chief executive officer Josie Spillane said this week the company’s plans for a landmark 18-hole golf course were on hold while it waited for the...


High Court gives approval to Auckland Council to halve golf course

POSTED ON June 20, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

The fate of a popular central Auckland golf course has finally been decided and it will be cut in half. Last year the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Council decided to reduce Chamberlain Park in Mt Albert from an 18-hole golf course down to nine holes, using the freed-up land...


Council cease support for proposed aged-care development at Pacific Golf Club

POSTED ON June 14, 2018 @ 7:28 am

Last week Brisbane City Council decided to scrap the plans to encourage aged-care development on privately owned sports and recreation zone land. Two sites in particular have been the targets for developers in the city’s southeast suburbs – Coorparoo Bowls Club and Pacific Golf Club at Cardinale. Reside Communities’ proposed...


Golfplan to break ground on Singapore renovation, at Seletar

POSTED ON June 12, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

Seletar Country Club has selected Golfplan to direct a sweeping, $20 million renovation to begin this summer — no surprise, as few if any course architecture firms better understand the physical and market terrain here the highly regulated island nation. Led by partners Kevin Ramsey and David Dale, Golfplan (


Mayor apologises for uproar caused by golf course plan

POSTED ON June 7, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

The New Plymouth mayor’s flip-flop over a proposal to sell part of a coastal reserve – including the city’s only municipal golf course – is complete. At an extraordinary meeting of New Plymouth District Council today, Mayor Neil Holdom recommended the plan to carve up Peringa Reserve and the Fitzroy...