Green light soon for grassed fairway play
Exmouth golfers will soon be able to play on the green, with works to grass sections of 12 fairways now complete.
Project costs were more than $120,000, but in-kind support from the Shire of Exmouth, a $60,000 grant from the Department of Sports and Recreation and help from club members made the development possible. Club president Neil Haywood said it was an exciting time for the Exmouth golf club.
“We’re not going to be playing on dusty fairways for a lot of the year now,” he said.
Work on the golf course started mid-April, when the bottom nine holes were closed to allow almost 3000 cubic metres of pindan to be delivered onto 12 fairways.
The pindan was levelled by the Shire of Exmouth’s grader, and fertiliser was applied to the areas to be planted.
Grass seeds were then planted onto 5ha of fairway.
The bottom nine holes will be closed to give the grass time to become established.
Mr Haywood said all 18 holes would be ready to play on by the club’s annual Exmouth Open on July 9-10.
Neil Haywood, Trevor Epding, Brad Bell, Darrell Olds and Mick Hood worked to grass the golf club's fairways.