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Golf Australia - - COURSE REVIEW -

THE COURSE

LO­CA­TION: 16 Nine­teenth Ave, Kir­wan, Townsville, Queens­land. CON­TACT: (07) 4773 4777. WEB­SITE: www.trop­ic­s­golf­club.com.au DE­SIGN­ERS: Orig­i­nal de­signer un­known (1981), Gra­ham Pap­worth (2005), Gra­ham Marsh Golf De­sign (on­go­ing). SLOPE RAT­INGS: MEN: 130 (blue tees), 127 (white), 115 (yel­low). WOMEN: 123 (red and yel­low tees). PLAY­ING SUR­FACES: Ber­muda (fair­ways). Five greens have re­cently been re­placed with Ber­muda TifEa­gle, the re­main­ing 13 greens are Ber­muda Tifd­warf, soon to be re­placed with TifEa­gle. GREEN FEES: $28 (18 holes, Sun­day-Fri­day); $32 (Satur­day). Week­day spe­cial – un­lim­ited golf with a twin share cart $32.50 per player. COURSE SU­PER­IN­TEN­DENT: Brett Barsby. PGA PRO­FES­SION­ALS: Matthew Duke, Stephen P. Oliver and look­ing for two more PGA pro­fes­sion­als to grow with the team at Trop­ics Golf Club

THE CLUB

MEM­BER­SHIP: Mem­ber­ship at Trop­ics Golf Club is lim­ited to five- and seven-day mem­ber­ships. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, email the club on [email protected]­ic­sgc.com.au LI­CENSED BAR & CAFÉ: Open seven days a week. FUNC­TION CEN­TRE: The club boasts a 140-seat func­tion cen­tre with el­e­vated views of the golf course and is avail­able seven days a week to­gether with bar and com­mer­cial kitchen. DRIV­ING RANGE: Over 350 me­tre long driv­ing range to­gether with prac­tice chip­ping and putting fa­cil­ity. GOLF ACADEMY: Mul­ti­ple Aus­tralian PGA Pro­fes­sion­als con­duct­ing golf lessons, clin­ics and on-course eval­u­a­tions

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