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Whittlesea councillors lose bid to sell Growling Frog Golf Course

POSTED ON March 18, 2019 @ 5:26 pm

Whittlesea council has voted against selling the Growling Frog Golf Course, despite revelations the course is losing the council about $800,000 a year. Cr Caz Monteleone proposed that the council sell the Yan Yean course at last week’s council meeting, saying the course was “bleeding us dry”. The council’s director...


Two new golf courses in $50m+ New Zealand expansion adjacent to Tara Iti

POSTED ON March 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am

He’s already spent an estimated $100 million creating one of the world’s best golf courses in New Zealand. Now American billionaire Ric Kayne plans to spend a further $50m-plus developing two new beachfront links-style courses on land adjacent to and south of Tara Iti, on part of a 764ha block...


Vietnam May Be World’s Fastest-Growing Golf Market

POSTED ON March 12, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

Of the 209 countries around the world with golf courses, the fastest-growing market just might be in Vietnam. Vietnam currently has 78 golf courses plus another 43 in different stages of development, according to the R&A’s latest Golf Around the World Report, which is based on the National Golf Foundation’s...


Turner and Macpherson design nine new holes for Millbrook

POSTED ON March 4, 2019 @ 5:58 pm

Scott Macpherson and Greg Turner have designed a second nine for the Coronet course at Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, New Zealand. Millbrook opened its first 18-hole course in 1992, designed by John Darby and Bob Charles. Macpherson and Turner, a former pro golfer, added nine-hole Coronet course in 2010, while...


Tanah Merah Unveils Reimagined Tampines Course

POSTED ON March 3, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) is celebrating the official opening of its reimagined and redeveloped Tampines Course and Clubhouse with a charity tournament. Even before a ball was struck today, more than S$500,000 had been raised to benefit three charities – Mediacorp Enable Fund; Down Syndrome Association (Singapore); and Stroke...


Singapore Island Country Club Refurbishment Underway

POSTED ON March 2, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

The Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), the largest member-owned golf and country club in the region, has begun construction on its extensive S$50 million renovation on the New and Millennium courses. The 27-hole layout offers a stunning setting, bordering the nation’s nature reserve. More than 80 golfers and club officials...


Homes on Fanling golf course from 2024

POSTED ON February 21, 2019 @ 8:21 pm

Thirty-two hectares of the Fanling Golf Course will be taken back by the government in 2023 and be ready for public housing to begin in 2024, says the Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun. But the government has no plans for the remaining 140 hectares of the golf course. The...


Paradise Palms set to close to complete master plan

POSTED ON February 15, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

The sun will set on Paradise Palms golfing at the end of next month, so work can begin on a new master plan for the site. Tournaments during the final six weeks of play at the Kewarra Beach course will be held to raise funds for flood relief. The 133...