Mur­ray Course ’ex­ten­sion’

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

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.

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