The Royal Sydney Golf Club is pleased to announce that it will soon move to implement its Championship Course redevelopment plans, following an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club last night at which members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the project.
The next step in the process will be the Club’s submission of a Development Application to Woollahra Municipal Council.
The Championship Course will be renovated to a design by world-renowned golf course architect, Gil Hanse, who has designed courses across the globe – from Pinehurst No.4, Merion and The Country Club in his native USA, to Castle Stuart in Scotland and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games course. Gil’s design will be complemented by a landscape restoration overseen by Australian landscape architect, Harley Kruse. The renovated Course will include a number of key design features to deliver a contemporary design innovatively crafted for the Royal Sydney topography, as well as restore a native heathland landscape.
Club President, Chris Chapman, remarked on the historical importance of golf at the epicentre of the Club and the broader influence the Club and its golf courses have had on golf in New South Wales and Australia.
“Throughout its 126 year history, The Royal Sydney Golf Club has made an extraordinary contribution to the evolution and development of the game, to golf architecture, to grass and green technology and to tournament life. The Championship Course redevelopment will ensure that these influences prevail long into the future.”