PGA: Tasmania’s bid to become golfing capital Feb29


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PGA: Tasmania’s bid to become golfing capital

Source: PGA

Tasmania continues its bid to become the nation’s golfing capital with the announcement last week a new golf residential development has been approved for the East Coast town of Bicheno.

The joint venture, between Bicheno Golf Club and local landowners Peter and Jana Johnstone, will feature 62 homes along with a golf course designed by Adelaide firm Crafter Mogford Golf Strategies.

Local golf identity Greg Ramsay, who was involved with the early development of Barnbougle Dunes, is also involved in the project.

“I spoke with the golf club over 20 years ago about doing something but have since focused on conservation and covenanting land in the area,” Peter Johnstone told The Mercury neswspaper.

“When I met Greg Ramsay and saw what he’d been able to achieve with Barnbougle Dunes and knowing Bicheno was really losing its status as the East Coast’s No. 1 resort town, we got together.

“The group estimates about $6 million will be invested in the local area during construction of the development. GO TO WEBSITE