Murray Bridge Golf Club expansion begins
Local firm Spry Civil Construction has been appointed to build two new holes for the club at the Newbridge housing development.
A long-awaited expansion of Murray Bridge Golf Club is about to begin.
The club announced on Friday that it had appointed local firm Spry Civil Construction to build two new holes for its course.
Designed by golf course architect Neil Crafter, the new eighth and ninth holes will take golfers into and back out of the Newbridge housing development, which sits beside the existing course.
Other sections of the course will also be modified over the next 12 months as it expands from a par-68 to a par-71.
A number of trees will need to be removed, and a new practice fairway and two new tee blocks will be put in.
Spry will move 80,000 tonnes of dirt for the project and build a water hazard – which will also act as a stormwater basin – as well as four bunkers.
The company has already spent the past 18 months working on the $50 million housing development, which will eventually include 350 homes.
Golf club president Mark Bolton said construction of the new holes was expected to be complete in late 2022.
However, golfers will have to wait until at least next winter to play all new sections of the course, as the turf on fairways and greens will take time to grow and settle.
The federal government agreed to put $339,000 towards the project back in 2020, while Newbridge developers Burke Urban expected to provide another $350,000.
More information: Visit Murray Bridge Golf Club at 1 Ritter Street.
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