TOM DOAK RE-DESIGN GETS THE NOD
Members of The National Golf Club have overwhelmingly approved the Club's proposal for the Ocean course re-design by world renowned designer Tom Doak.
The final result was 89% in favour of the proposal.
Works are expected to commence in June 2018 with the course to be closed for approximately eight months.
Given the Club's robust financial position, members will not be imposed with any levy to support the project.
The project is expected to cost $4.8 million.
Some of the key features of the Tom Doak proposal include:
- All greens will be reshaped or built to complement the natural contours of the land.
- The number of fairway and greenside bunkers will be reduced.
- The routing of the course will be changed with the ocean in the background for three new holes.
Tom Doak is honoured and excited that his team will be engaged for the project. Doak's work has included the design and build of World Top 100 courses in Pacific Dunes, Cape Kidnappers, Barnbougle Dunes and Ballyneal as well as Old Macdonald (Bandon Dunes), St Andrews Beach and Tara Iti.
Doak believes the changes proposed will result in a great golf course with eighteen high-quality holes including superior green complexes, improved routing and fewer, more appropriately positioned and designed bunkers. The course will be more interesting and fun to play, yet it will still retain its natural beauty and considerable challenges for all players.
Click here to view the Tom Doak concept plan for the Ocean course.