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Golf Australia - - COURSE REVIEW -

THE COURSE

LO­CA­TION: Sturt St, West Ballarat. CON­TACT: (03) 5338 3000. WEB­SITE: www.bal­larat­golf­club.com.au DE­SIGN­ERS: Peter Thom­son & Ross Per­rett (2009). PLAY­ING SUR­FACES: Santa Ana couch (fair­ways), G2 bent­grass (greens & sur­rounds), fine fes­cues in­clud­ing Sheep’s and Creep­ing Red (rough). COURSE SU­PER­IN­TEN­DENT: Jeff Pow­ell. PGA PRO­FES­SIONAL: David Wal­lis (head pro­fes­sional), An­gela Tatt and Dar­ren Bow­man. GREEN FEES: $ 30 (week­days), $ 40 (week­ends); carts $ 40.

THE CLUB

MEM­BER­SHIPS: Ballarat of­fers var­i­ous mem­ber­ships that have been cre­ated to suit the needs of a range of golfers. From lim­ited mem­ber­ships start­ing from around $340 a year to full seven-day mem­ber­ships there is a mem­ber­ship to suit ev­ery golfer. If you are think­ing of be­com­ing a mem­ber call (03) 5338 3000. COR­PO­RATE GOLF: The club will work di­rectly with cor­po­rate day clients to pro­vide a great ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter your event. PLAY & STAY PACK­AGES: The Bell Tower Mo­tel is lo­cated across the road from the course and of­fers qual­ity ac­com­mo­da­tion along with an in­door pool and spa, gym­na­sium and restau­rant. The mo­tel of­fers a one night ac­com­mo­da­tion pack­age from $215 per room, which in­cludes break­fast and a round of golf for two peo­ple. FA­CIL­I­TIES: The club and MIA Sports Tech­nolo­gies col­lab­o­rated to open re­gional Vic­to­ria’s only Tech Cen­tre, ad­join­ing the pro shop.

The cen­tre in­cludes fixed high-speed video cam­eras and GASP teach­ing soft­ware. In­cor­po­rat­ing both swing and putting anal­y­sis through Flights­cope and Sam Putt Lab, play­ers can ex­pe­ri­ence a high level of ball tra­jec­tory mea­sure­ment and track­ing.

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