North Adelaide Golf Course would be transformed to capitalise on growing interest in the sport, under a $50m Adelaide City Council plan.
The proposal includes creating a new 18-hole course, clubhouse, mini golf course, and driving range.
The plan is set to be discussed at a council committee meeting on Tuesday night.
The council and its consultants have been working on a golf course master plan since 2018, some of which is confidential because of a cultural heritage assessment.
The course is currently made up of three key elements; an 18-hole southern course, 18-hole northern course and 18-hole par-3 course.
About 90,000 rounds of golf are expected to be played across the three courses this financial year – up 40 per cent on last year. The council has attributed the surge to more people playing golf during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The golf course upgrade would be split into three stages.
The first stage, estimated at $5.5m to $6.5m, would include a new mini golf course and driving range, as well as reducing the par-3 course from 18 to 12 holes.
The North Adelaide Golf Course, as it exists currently. Picture: Adelaide City Council
Stage One of the proposed revamp to the North Adelaide Golf Course. Picture: Adelaide City Council
Stage Two. Picture: Adelaide City Council
Stage Three. Picture: Adelaide City Council
Stage two would cost up to $37.5m and include the construction of a new clubhouse. It would also create the first nine holes of a new 18-hole course, which would replace the existing southern course and parts of the northern course. The remaining nine holes would be completed during the project’s final stage, which would cost up to $12m. The northern course would be reduced to a new six-hole “executive” course.
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