Spectacular golf development approved for Kangaroo Island

The South Australian Government announced last month, that Development Authorisation had been granted to Kangaroo Island Links Pty Ltd for a revision to a previously approved golf development on pristine Kangaroo Island in Australia.

Known as The Cliffs, Kangaroo Island and constructed on a premium 600-acre parcel of ocean front land in Pelican Lagoon, the 18 hole golf course takes full advantage of the areas rolling sand dunes and sweeping coastal views.

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It’s getting ridiculous, roll back the golf ball

A couple of Australia’s best golf writers have made a desperate call out to roll back the golf ball.

Some of the great golf courses around the world are no longer capable of hosting a professional golf tournament because they aren’t long enough.

While distance doesn’t always correlate with difficulty, professional golfers are overpowering golf courses with a combination of improved athleticism and advanced technology, and in order to remain relevant, clubs are being forced to lengthen their golf courses.

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Carbrook Golf Club still feeling the effects of Cyclone Debbie

The effects of Cyclone Debbie are still being felt at Carbrook Golf Club where they are still cleaning up after the devastating floods.

In late March, Cyclone Debbie swept across the coastline near Airline Beach and poured down rain across south-eastern Queensland; some places received 1,000 mm in 24 hours.

About 1000km south, Carbrook Golf Club received just 150mm soon afterwards, hardly enough to cause much trouble.

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LISTEN: New Australian golf podcast – Inside The Ropes

A new Australian golf podcast has been launched and you can listen to episode one now.

“Inside The Ropes” is a new podcast backed by  Golf Australia, Radio RSN and the state golf associations that will  hosted by Andy Maher and Mark Hayes. They will be joined each week by special guests to discuss golf news from the world of golf as well as highlighting great stories from golf around the Australia with a state-specific segment.

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Yarra Yarra GC appoints Renaissance Golf Design for renovation

Tom Doak’s golf design company Renaissance Golf Design has been appointed as the consulting architects for the re-design of Yarra Yarra Golf Club.

In a media release from Yarra Yarra GC, the committee unanimously agreed to appoint Renaissance Golf Design as consulting architects with the aim to restore many of the original design elements original designer Alex Russell intended, and return the course back to one of the best in the Melbourne Sandbelt.

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