Murray Course ’extension’
Six special occasions, including five weddings, have already been booked at a site rarely used and undergoing a major makeover alongside the carpark at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort.
The approximate 360sqm site is at the end of the club carpark overlooking the lagoons. “It’s an extension of what’s down on the Murray,” club Chief Executive Officer Richard Hogg told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“Like we’ve done a lot with the Murray Course, it’s working with nature, using our natural environment.”
“The bookings for these special functions have been made ‘off the plans’. The project has mostly been done by our staff.”
The work includes a special, santa-anna couch-laid lawn area at the water’s edge for ceremonies, lights under the shapely gum trees, granite frosting paths, garden beds, large trunks/branches bordering the gardens, recycled fencing material with character and an external green colourbond fence for privacy.
The wood used is from the fallen or damaged trees on the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort’s Murray Course in the 2015 floods. A local farmer, Grahame McInness, donated the fence’s inside cladding from his old farm shed which was appreciated and put to good use.
“Very good” was how assistant course superintendent Trevor Elliott described the almostfinished job. “It was a good project. It brought the boys together who enjoyed doing something a bit different to looking after the golf course,” the project leader added.
Often referred to as the ‘majestic Murray Course’, substantial work has been undertaken before and after the floods to further improve what really is an excellent course which hugs the Murray River.
The CEO described the latest project as “fantastic and low budget”. “It’s an asset. It will be utilised by members and visitors. It’s a great opportunity, it’s unique and we’ve made it safe,” he said of the approximate 500sqm site.
“It’s a great venue for weddings and other special functions, or just relaxing by our golf club members and visitors, and for the wider community.”
Assistant Course Superintendent Trevor Elliott (left) and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hogg are pleased with Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort’s latest asset.
The new multi-purpose site overlooks the substantial lagoons.
A snapshot of the beautifully created setting overlooking the lagoons.