A new golf experience could be coming to Fremantle after the City Council supported the advertising of a new business plan for Fremantle Public Golf Course.
The plan includes the addition of a multi-level LaunchPad Golf driving range and new community clubhouse, and proposes that the whole facility, including the existing nine-hole course and Pro Shop, is managed by Belgravia Leisure, who were named as the preferred applicant following an EOI process.
Fremantle Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge believes that the proposal caters for both existing users as well as new users who may not otherwise try golf.
“We can see from examples interstate and overseas that this type of facility is more than just a driving range, it’s an entertainment experience that blends traditional golf with technology and a social experience,” she said. “In other locations, it has broadened the appeal of the sport to a younger audience.”
Mayor Fitzhardinge added that it is a key priority to ensure that the public golf course remains affordable, accessible and welcoming for all.
The City of Fremantle is seeking community feedback on the business plan until Friday 19 January 2024 through its My Say webpage.