The City of Stirling has approved a multi-million dollar plan to redevelop Hamersley Public Golf Course.
The City Council this week voted to give backing for the redevelopment, which includes a modern pavilion, new restaurant, multi-purpose function room, a two-tiered, automated 30-bay driving range and a virtual reality golf simulator room. The project also includes upgrades to the existing car park, as well as improved access/egress from Marmion Avenue.
Mayor Mark Irwin said the decision would ensure a strong future for the course, which has provided recreation, health, and social opportunities to the community for more than 50 years.
“Hamersley Public Golf Course is a community asset that attracted more than 100,000 visitors last year,” he said. “While the challenging course provides an amazing natural setting, the aging infrastructure cannot accommodate additional community demand.
“The driving range is an essential inclusion because it is a part of the sport that is in higher demand from golfers while also increasingly attracting non-golfing members of the public.
“This is not an investment to create an elite country club type environment but rather an investment in a public golf course that can be used by golfers and non-golfers all year round.”
The course is directly managed by the City of Stirling and generates significant revenue, which funds annual maintenance and management. The redevelopment will now go out to tender.