New life has been breathed into Peregian Golf Course by Melbourne-based Golf Management Services (GSM) after the club was closed in mid-2016.
The company, with an optional 10-year lease on the course, has begun transforming operations at the course since it reopened in December.
Ian Denny, Managing Director of GSM said “We are working hard to create a progressive, completely inclusive golfing venue in keeping with the relaxed Sunshine Coast atmosphere.
“No fussy dress standards and much greater access for public play, for example. We are now providing a great golf course, lovely bar and a relaxed atmosphere for everyone.”
Despite the heat of a long summer, extensive road works near the entrance to the course on Peregian Springs Drive and then the post-cyclone clean-up closing part of the course, the number of golfers wanting to play in the regular weekly competitions has grown, along with social players just keen to have a hit.
Cassie Porter (14 yrs.) who is a member of the Queensland Junior Girls team, and who shot a ladies’ course record of 4 under par in a recent competition at the course, commented “The course is nearly back to its best.
“The fairways have come up very well after the renovations, the greens are running true and I am really enjoying playing one of the best courses on the Sunshine Coast again.”
Mr Denny added “Getting the course back into shape has been a journey.
“Although we don’t have members, we do have Lifestyle Player Passes.
“These are proving popular because they include half price green fees, 30% off range balls and discounts off golf carts.
“More people are coming along to the Par Bar for a drink, to watch sport on Foxtel and enjoy the venue.
“Overall, we are on an upward trajectory and we have a few exciting things in the pipeline.
“We invite the local community to come and have look, a drink at the bar, a round of golf, have a lesson or a swing on the range. It’s a whole new experience.”
For more information about Peregian Golf Course, visit Peregian Golf Facebook page, www.peregiangolf.com.au or phone (07) 5471 5400.
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