Multimillion dollar golf resort redevelopment
THE first stage of a multimillion dollar redevelopment of Mildura Golf Resort (Vic) commenced last month. The improvements to the golf course are aimed at developing the course as one of the premier courses along the Murray River, while residential nodes within the course redevelopment will provide home owners with a unique living environment and access to all the facilities of the resort.
David Mcphee, a representative on the Mildura Golf Resort redevelopment sub-committee said “this project is unique to the region and will provide local people with an opportunity to build their new home in a high amenity environment that has many lifestyle benefits”.
The first stage involves the construction of one new golf hole and modification to two existing holes on the course. The staging of the development is designed to ensure that a complete 18-hole course is always available to golfers, with new holes being constructed before any alterations to existing holes.
Davey Shearer Golf Design has been appointed by the club to design and coordinate the redevelopment of the golf course.
Renowned Australian golfer Bob Shearer, who is part of the design team, said “our brief was to enhance the quality of the existing course to make it one of the premier golf courses along the Murray River. However our objective is also to ensure that the course is designed and set up to provide a pleasurable experience for all levels of golfers, so they keep coming back to play” he said.
Once the first stage of the golf course improvements are completed then the first residential stage of Fairways Mildura ( comprising 30 vacant freehold allotments) will be developed and offered for sale.
Marcus Guthrie, general manager of Mildura Golf Resort, indicated there has been strong interest from within the club’s membership group along with other users of the resort facilities, who have expressed a desire to live on course at Fairways Mildura.
“The Mildura Golf Resort is also celebrating its centenary in 2012, so next year will be an exciting time, reflecting on the past and embracing the next phase of the resort’s evolution. The golf resort has come a long way since Hurtle Peglar provided land over 100 years ago for Mildura people to enjoy the noble game of golf.” Mr Guthrie said