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Australian Golf Centre Project

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Take a look at the progress being made on the Australian Golf Centre Project at Sandringham Golf Links.

Hear from Mike Cocking and Geoff Ogilvy of OCM Golf, and VIS Head Golf Coach Dean Kinney amongst others on the new offering soon to be available.

Australian Golf Centre Feb 2021
Sandringham Golf Links

11 JUNE 2020 MEDIA RELEASE: Centre unites golf's peak bodies

In 2014, Golf Victoria, Golf Australia and the PGA received funding from the Victorian Government to develop a High Performance Training and Administration Facility.

After a two year process, Sandringham Golf Links was identified as the preferred location for this development.

On 19 December 2018, Bayside City Council issued a Planning Permit for the following redevelopment works at Sandringham Golf Links:

  • Public 30 Bay driving range: 350 metre (approximately) long driving range including target greens.

  • Public short game practice area: Large chipping area and putting green.

  • Redevelopment of the 18-hole Golf Course: Works include the reconfiguration of a number of holes incorporating new greens, tees and bunkers.

  • Golf training facilities: Indoor high-performance training facilities.

  • Public café: Public café within the main building with views over the course.

  • A new 2 storey ‘Club House’ Facility: Incorporating office administration space for Golf Australia, PGA of Australia and Sandringham Golf Links staff, meeting rooms, education spaces and new public amenities/changerooms.

  • Additional Water Storage Capacity: For water storage and course irrigation, reducing the course’s reliance on potable water.

  • An extensive revegetation program to increase the number of indigenous trees, vegetation and overall biodiversity value of the site.

In late November 2018, the ‘Project’ received further funding from the Victorian Government. This funding is to implement additional upgrade works at the course and includes the following:

  • Additional water storage capacity of the dam.

  • Course enhancement works.

  • Additional office administration space.

  • These works will not require the removal of any additional vegetation/trees.

Bayside City Council at its meeting on the 19 March 2019 resolved to grant ‘land owners consent’ for the additional works subject to the required planning approval processes.

The Project has now progressed to the implementation stage for works that have been approved by Bayside Council. Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 13 May 2019.

These works will continue until December 2020 and include:

  • The reconfiguration of a number of holes incorporating new greens, tees and bunkers

  • The reconstruction ofthe remaining holes (tees/greens/bunkers/irrigation) that do not require ‘reconfiguration’

  • The upgrade to the irrigation system

  • Expansion works to the existing water storage dam to create greater storage capacity

The works associated with the redevelopment of the Golf Course will be implemented as a ‘staged approach’ to ensure that 9 holes will remain open for the duration of the construction period.

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11 JUNE 2020 MEDIA RELEASE: Centre unites golf's peak bodies

Project Enquiries Please contact Barb Gaiotto, Waypoint, at barb@waypointgrp.com.au.

Sandringham Golf Links
The architectural impression of the new Australian Golf Centre at Sandringham.
The architectural impression of the new Australian Golf Centre at Sandringham.

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