Driv­ing range opens to­day

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

RE­GATTA Wa­ters Whit­sun­days’ brand new golf driv­ing range of­fi­cially opens to the pub­lic to­day (Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 23).

First to try out the fa­cil­ity were Fed­eral Mem­ber for Daw­son, George Chris­tensen, and State Mem­ber for Whit­sun­day, Ja­son Costi­gan, who took part in a long­est drive com­pe­ti­tion.

Mr Costi­gan was tri­umphant with a drive of about 180m and as promised, Re­gatta Wa­ters de­vel­oper, Lat­i­tude De­vel­op­ment Group (LDG), will now do­nate $500 to the char­ity of his choice.

When com­plete, Re­gatta Wa­ters Whit­sun­days will have 2500 res­i­den­tial lots, plus re­tail, com­mer­cial and life­style com­po­nents, in­clud­ing the pro­fes­sion­ally de­signed golf course.

The driv­ing range, sit­u­ated on what will even­tu­ally be the sec­ond and fifth holes, com­ple­ments al­ready com­pleted recre­ational space within the life­style com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing park­land, walk­ing trails and man­made lakes.

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project mar­ket­ing man­ager Steve Marks said the range was a highly an­tic­i­pated fea­ture of the project.

“While some de­vel­op­ers have promised much and de­liv­ered lit­tle, LDG is rolling out com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties from the be­gin­ning of the project,” he said.

Whit­sun­day Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney said it was fan­tas­tic for the tourism in­dus­try and the lo­cal com­mu­nity to see the open­ing of another great land-based fa­cil­ity for the town­ships of Can­non­vale and Air­lie Beach.

“It shows great progress for the whole Re­gatta Wa­ters project and the lo­cal area to see the driv­ing range open and I know it will be a great boost to the area,” she said.

The driv­ing range will be open daily from 6am to 6pm.

PRAC­TICE PUTT: Re­gatta Wa­ters project mar­ket­ing man­ager Steve Marks looks on while Fed­eral MP George Chris­tensen and State Mem­ber for Whit­sun­day Ja­son Costi­gan bat­tle it out in a long­est drive com­pe­ti­tion at the new Re­gatta Wa­ters golf driv­ing range.

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