Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel July 2015
7 July 2015 | INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL to the facility. It’s a great place to meet for coffee or lunch, hit some balls and play a round or two. The complex opens at first light and closes well after dark courtesy of the floodlit range. Green fees are $30 and $37.50 midweek, weekends and public holidays respectively Wembley Golf Course Phone (08) 6280-1300 Email: email@example.com ww w.wembleygolf.com.au IT says a lot about a club when professionals use a club’s facilities to sharpen their game. It happens regularly at Lakelands Country Club on the outskirts of Perth. The club’s energetic general manager Linda Duncan told Inside Golf Lakelands had one of the best practice ranges in Western Australia. “It’s very popular and the pros practice here a lot,” she said. Speaking of pros, the club recently enlisted the services of Terry Gale, a prolific tournament winner in Australia, Japan and Europe. “We asked Terry Gale to do a report and he has suggested significant changes to the golf courses to make it more enjoyable for golfers of all levels,” Ms Duncan said. “The plan is to give golfers slightly wider fairways without losing each hole’s appeal. It’s a five-year process so it won’t inconvenience members and visitors too much.” Lakelands is a target-style golf course courtesy of narrow, tree-lined fairways and a number of smallish greens. Tip: Don’t lose concentration around here. The challenging layout attracts a slope rating of Blue 73 – 125; White 71 – 125; Red 74 – 128 and Yellow 69 – 124. It’s been said golf clubs and courses are measured by the number of members they have and by the number of rounds played annually. Well, Lakelands has more than 1000 members and caters for around 65,000 rounds a year. “We are a membership success story,” Ms Duncan said. “We have a high participation rate and membership is closed for five -day members. “Of course, we welcome visitors and want people to have a great experience. “Our course superintendent Eric Dennis does a fantastic job and so does our club professional Damian Chatterley. “About 10 years ago Lakelands hosted the WA Open and other significant events and we are keen to host those big events again as well as corporate days.” Lakelands offers a comfortable clubhouse and new Italian chef is proving to be a winner. Lakelands Country Club Clubhouse Lane, Gnangara 6065 Clubhouse (08) 9405-4888 Pro shop (08) 9306-1122 www.lakelandscc.com.au HOSTS of the Heineken Classic from 1993-2001 and the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2006 and 2009, The Vines Resort and Country Club offers two equally- challenging 18-hole courses in the Swan Valley wine region. There’s even a vineyard within the 91- room and 12-suite resort and just a long putt from the 18th green, which makes the venue the ideal place to stay-and-play. The resort has already spent $4m refurbishing the accommodation. It includes new modern bathrooms, new furniture, lush soft furnishings and new beds. Coffee-lovers can enjoy the pod coffee machines (with real milk) in each room along with free in-room wifi (very high speed available at extra cost), and free in-house movies on demand and selected Foxtel channels for couch potatoes. The Muscat’s Restaurant has also received a facelift and has launched a new winter menu featuring local produce, world-class Swan Valley wines and craft beers. The upgrade of the conference facilities, lobby, public and breakout spaces and the addition of the Keishi Day Spa Wembley Golf Course Lakelands Country Club Western AustrAliA P: (08) 9524 7133 | W: www.secretsgolf.com.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour WA 6173 For Just $69 per player your group will receive the following benefits: • 18 Holes of Golf at the Graham Marsh Designed Secret Harbour Golf Links • Shared Motorised Cart Hire • Lunch in our Secrets Brasserie • Group Prize to the value of $50 to add some competition to your day! (Conditions Apply. Min 8 Players to receive the $50 trophy. Valid Mon-Fri) Why not try “T he Golf Coa st” in Western Australia with this great offer from Secret Harbour Golf Links Looking for a destination for your annual golf trip?
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