Australasian Golf Museum Nov27

Australasian Golf Museum...

The Australasian Golf Museum, located in Bothwell village, tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game played by a handful of villages on Scotland’s east coast, to now being a truly international game, and Australia’s most popular participation sport. The museum illustrates why the early settlers in historic Bothwell became Australia’s first golfing community, with the nearby Ratho Golf Links recognised as Australia’s oldest golf course, and the township having as many as 5 different golf courses. The evolution of the game is explained through the different eras, as defined by the changing golf ball; from Feathery (1400s to mid 1800s) to Gutta-percha (1850s to 1900) to Haskell (turn of the century to World War II) and the modern balls. Many of Tasmania’s champion golfers are featured, from Australia’s first born champions, the Pearce Brothers, to Lucy Arthur, Len Nettlefold, Elvie Whitesides, the Toogoods and the Goggins....

Orford project rekindled Nov14

Orford project rekindled...

Source: The Mercury, November 13, 2012 A $130 MILLION East Coast development which has been in limbo for almost a decade is set to be “resuscitated”. Glamorgan Spring Bay mayor Bertrand Cadart said proponents were preparing to give the stalled project “mouth to mouth”. The Solis development at Louisville Point near Orford was announced by Victoria’s Bayport Group in 2003. The development site covers 272ha, with approval for 620 residential lots, a golf course, a health spa and visitor cabins. Developer Mario Torossi yesterday would not comment. However, Cr Cadart said he had been working with the State Government and the proponents to push the development ahead. “The project is not quite resuscitated as such, but it is definitely revived,” he said. “I would describe it by saying that we are in the process of doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.” Despite reassurances there would soon be some movement on the project, Cr Cadart said it would be another 10 to 15 years before it was fully developed. He said it was important the project was delivered in stages so work could be carried out by local tradespeople and suppliers. “When it’s finished we should have there almost a township that will be, in [terms of] house numbers, as big as Triabunna,” Cr Cadart said. Despite having approval for the project, he said developers had to overcome a number of issues, including irrigation for the golf course and water supply for the town. Barnbougle golfing mastermind Greg Ramsay has been hired to revise the development, which was originally set to feature a Greg Norman-designed golf course. Despite reports last year that a Tasmanian real estate company had been acting as a consultant for Bayport, no blocks in the development have been sold. source:...

Bold plan for golf course Aug22

Bold plan for golf course...

Source: The Mercury, August 18, 2012 A BOLD $85 million vision to transform the Claremont golf and bowls clubs into a sporting, tourism and residential complex is within striking distance. The board of the Claremont Golf Club has unveiled artist impressions of the proposed Claremont Peninsula Sports Complex and are confident the project will have won approval from the Glenorchy City Council and the Tasmanian Planning Commission by Christmas. A 90-room hotel complex, a restaurant and 77 stratum titled units, incorporating two and three-bedroom dwellings, are proposed for the project which could create 100 jobs once completed. READ FULL...

King Island Golf Course

This is truly one of the world’s greatest 9 hole courses, located on the rugged west coast of King Island, on one of Australia’s idyllic golfing landforms.   When the wind is blowing, experience one of the most wonderfully challenging courses in the country, demanding creativity and strategy to plot your way to the hole.   The course hugs a spectacular coastline, the bump’n’run of undulating fairways, endless ocean vistas, a clever routing and greens in great condition, make this one of golf’s great venues.  See the website here. experienceConsulting have revitalised certain aspects of the club, including: Working with King Island Golf Club to help promote a fantastic layout Stay and play packages have been developed to help promote course. Developed new website and international...

Arm End

We are looking forward to working with the people of the South Arm peninsula, and some of the world’s great public planners, to investigate the best mix of public recreation and environmental rehabilitation of the Arm End headland. The property could be many things to many different people, while enhancing what pleasures it provides right now. The site is only 20mins from the city by direct ferry access from Salamanca & Sullivans Cove. Please join our mailing list to become involved in brainstorming for the multi-purpose public recreation space. MEDIA: Plans firm for new golf haven www.armend.com...