Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has turned the first sod of soil to get the Forster Tuncurry Golf Club’s new Golf Facility and Golf Museum underway. Mr Bromhead was joined at the ceremony by Forster –Tuncurry Golf Club President, Pat Burn, Architect Michael Fox AM and Geof Morgan from local building company Tiltsafe Building Services at the official sod turning ceremony for the new $3 million facility and museum.
The project made possible with $3 million of funding from the NSW State Government 2019 election commitment.
The new facility will overlook the spectacular 1st Tee and 9th and 18th greens and includes over $800,000 worth of improvement to the golf course which has been designed by former Australian Golf Professional Craig Parry.
The original course was designed by Australian golfers, Kel Nagle and Mike Cooper and has been recognised as a championship course for many years, but let down by the lack of facilities
Club President Pat Burn says with the new facility the club expects to attract State and National golfing events as well as boosting tourism to the region with the new Museum which will be the only golf museum outside the Metropolitan area.
Local professional ladies golfer, Sarah Kemp has described the course as challenging and a true championship course and looks forward to the new facilities with construction expected to be completed by early March 2021 weather permitting.
Photo: Geof Morgan and Mike Papadopoulous from Tilt Building with Stephen Bromhead Member for Myall Lakes and Pat Burn, President Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club