During the 1990's, Australia experienced a real estate boom in the golf course sector. Although real estate growth in general has slowed down since that era, there are still many new projects in development. Check the reports at homesales to find out more information about the real estate industry, including land sales and other factors that influence golf course design. The following are a few of the most recent golf course developments.
Manly Golf Club Transformation
The popular Manly Golf Club in Sydney has spent the past three years undergoing a tremendous transformation, under the supervision of Thomson Perrett Golf Course Architects. The club reopened on July 13th with the final stage of the new course complete. Because most of the site sat in a floodway, extensive planning was required to manage the flow of water throughout the golf course. The architects introduced a new system of lakes and creeks to help solve this problem, also planting new indigenous vegetation for a lush appearance around the waterways. The course is now divided into the North Links and South Links, and has already been popular with pre-existing and new club members.
Stonecutters Ridge Development
Designed by Greg Norman, the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course opened earlier in 2012. Located only an hour to the west of Sydney, the course is part of a larger real estate development project involving nearby Blacktown's Ashlar Golf Club. Members of the Ashlar Golf Club agreed to a land swap with Medallist Developments, allowing 170 new residential homes to be built on the current course. The Stonecutters Ridge course will be part of this residential development. The same design firm has also been keeping busy elsewhere, having just opened the first nine holes of The Dunes course at Port Hughes in June and remodelling a course in New South Wales.
Mandalay Community Golf Course Construction
Another significant project being undertaken by Thomson Perrett is the Mandalay Project, located to the north of Melbourne. This will be a Par 72 course, in two loops of nine holes. These loops will start and finish at the main clubhouse, with a variety of different lengths to enjoy along the journey through the course. Attention has been paid to the need for drainage runoff, as the area is prone to wet weather at times, and there will be various landscaped wetland areas throughout the course to observe native wildlife.
This project is part of the larger Mandalay residential community project, with the golf course slated to be next to the clubhouse. The housing development will also have a school, playgrounds, and parklands to draw families to the area. Houses are now for sale, with the golf course currently in construction.
Golf Course Proposal at Uluru
An application has recently been submitted by the developers of Ayers Rock Resort to build a new golf course near Uluru. It's thought that this project could potentially boost local employment, encourage tourists to extend their stay, and help improve the local economy.
The Future of Australian Golf Real Estate Development
These are just a few of the projects that have been recently completed or are in development by Australia's top golf architects. Many of the latest golf courses are built around residential communities, like Stonecutter's Ridge and Mandalay. Search for more information about residential developments at sites such as www.homesales.com.au. With these new additions, Australia's reputation as a destination for world-class golfing facilities will only keep growing.