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BUNKER PROJECT – THE END IS IN SIGHT!2024-07-18T08:45:40+10:00

Following a series of flooding events in early 2022, our bunker system was rendered unsuitable for play. As a Club, we decided to take the opportunity to future-proof the golf course and invest in a million-dollar project to redesign every bunker complex on the course – and add a few more!

Our team of visionary architects, contractors and course staff have dedicated countless hours to creating a bunker redesign plan that not only enhances the aesthetics of our course, but also enhances your golfing prowess.

The construction works for this project commenced in late April 2023, and has been staged over the course of 12 months to minimise disruption. The project was well ahead of schedule at Christmas time, before the weather turned at the start of 2024…

We currently (as at 17 July 2024) have 17 holes completed, with new bunkering fully in play on these holes.

The last remaining hole to fully re-open is our 17th, which is currently playing as an 85m par 3 from temporary tees. The completely new green is in play, and the three treacherous fairway bunkers – although not in play, are finished. The Club decided to build a new tee on the 17th as well, and this tee will be turfed in late July. With the hole out of play, another project – the transfer of our waste pile left of the 6th Tee into shaped fill in front of the 17th Tee, was also undertaken. This part of the work is also nearing completion, with contractors to finalise the re-shaping of this area before laying turf – as soon as it is sufficiently dry enough to handle the required heavy machinery.

The following summarises where this project sits as at 17th July 2024:

  • New greenside bunkers in play on holes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18. Hole 3 and hole 17 (when complete) will have no greenside bunkers.
  • New fairway bunkers are now in play on holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 16, with the three on 17 complete, but not yet in play.
  • New green complex in play on 17th hole.
  • Re-shaped left side of the 9th green completed and in play.
  • NO temporary greens.
  • Temporary tee on the 17th from 85m.

The Club really appreciates the Members approach to the inconvenience of an ever-changing layout over the past 15 months or so, and also appreciates the continued support and patronage of our social golf visitors during this time. We are now looking forward to the imminent conclusion of this project, and a return to Headland’s customary high levels of presentation.

Pictures below by Sean McGill