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golf course architecture

 Australian projects

A selection of current and past projects

Lee Point Golf Course (proposed), Darwin, N.T

Contour Golf has been appointed to design the new Lee Point golf course in Darwin, Northern Territory.  The 18-hole course, which was actually approved almost a decade ago will be routed across gently rolling terrain with natural Savannah and tropical vegetation. The Masterplan for the course has been completed and documentation  submitted to the NT government for minor variations to the original Permit.  The course has been designed with three loops of six holes returning to the new clubhouse.  Construction is likely to commence either late in 2024 or at the start of the dry season in 2025.

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Yowani Country Club, Canberra, ACT

The Yowani Country Club is undertaking a major redevelopment of its 18 hole golf course, along with the construction of a new clubhouse and associated facilities. Contour Golf was appointed as the Club's golf course architect in 2020.  Construction of Stage 1 (10 new holes) commenced in early 2024 and is likely to be completed in late 2024.  Construction of the remainder of the course will take place in 2025. 

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Mornington Golf Club, Melbourne, VIC
with Darius Oliver (Golf writer, critic and MGC member)

In 2016, Contour Golf prepared a comprehensive course Masterplan, which recommended a range of staged improvements to the course. In 2017, Stage 1 of the Masterplan was the construction of a magnificent new Par 3, perched on the cliffs of Port Phillip Bay. In 2019, Stage 2 involved building three new greens - the 9th, 18th and a practice putting green next to the clubhouse. Stage 3 involved changes to the 6th and 7th holes. The 6th hole opened in Spring 2022 and the 7th is now also in play. The new par 4 6th hole is pictured below.

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Kwinana Golf Club, Perth, WA

Work has now commenced on the new 3rd green at Kwinana Golf Club. In 2018, Contour Golf completed a Masterplan to identify the best aspects of the course, and then set out a plan to upgrade those parts of the course that did not meet that standard. The course is located about 40 minutes south of Perth and is routed through a heavily forested area, dominated by very large Tuart Gum trees. The new sixth hole is 1.5 metres lower than it was. Earthworks and grassing are now complete and the hole is now open. The new 3rd green opened for play in early 2023.

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Launceston Golf Club, TAS

We were appointed in February 2021 to commence a Course Improvement Plan for Launceston Golf Club. In 2022, we have been asked to undertake a Coure Masterplan. Tasmania's oldest 18 hole golf course and Australia's 5th oldest golf course. The Club is renowned for the presentation of its meticulously maintained course, which is surrounded by natural bushland yet only ten minutes from Launceston CBD. This is an exciting opportunity to make some adjustments to greens and fairways while remaining loyal to the character of the existing course.


Neangar Park Golf Club,
Bendigo, VIC

In 2019, Neangar Park Golf Club made a considered investment in appointing Contour Golf to design a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course. This now sits alongside the original par 71, 18 hole course. The pitch-and-putt course features nine short par 3’s of between 60 and 90 metres. The holes were designed to appeal to young and beginner golfers but also to attract better golfers, who want to sharpen their pitching and short game skills. The pitch and putt course is completed, and is now open for play.

In mid 2021, we were also appointed to prepare a Masterplan for the main 18-hole course. 

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Karma Rottnest Golf Club,
Rottnest Island, WA

The Rottnest Island golf course was established in the 1950s and, until its redevelopment, had no fairway irrigation and sand-scrape 'greens'.  In 2009, a decision was made by the Rottnest Island Authority to construct nine new greens and tees, and to install irrigation across the course, in order to utilise the treated effluent from the island's many hotels and resorts. Director Ben Davey elaborates: “The routing of the old course has not changed, but the course plays very differently now that it has a variety of tee positions and ‘real’ greens. The greens have been designed to allow for plenty of pin positions, but if you’re on the wrong part of a green, there is a lot of movement and you’ll have a tough putt.”  The greens are considered some of the most interesting in WA.

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Tasmania Golf Club, Hobart, TAS

Contour Golf was appointed by the Tasmanian government in 2019 to consider the impacts on the golf course of the State Government's proposed widening of the Tasman Highway.  We have detailed changes for an improved layout. In June 2022, Tasmania Golf Club appointed Ben as their ongoing Course Architect and a Masterplan was completed in 2023.  In 2024 reconstruction of the par 3 17th hole was completed and is currently growing in.

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Fairbairn Golf Club, Canberra, A.C.T

In 2023 Contour Golf prepared a Masterplan for the redevelopment of the golf course over the next five years.  The Masterplan includes construction of six new greens including creation of a new spare hole.  Construction of the spare hole commenced in March 2024.

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Murrumbidgee Golf Club, Canberra, ACT

In early 2022, Contour Golf was appointed to prepare a Bunker Masterplan for Murrumbidgee Country Club, located in the southern suburbs of Canberra. The Club was planning to rebuild all of the
existing course bunkers but wisely sought advice before doing so. The plan, now completed, includes filling in many of the current obsolete bunkers and building new bunkers in better, more strategic
locations. Other course improvements were also considered, including some tree removal.
In mid-2022, Ben was appointed to prepare plans for how the back nine holes might be rearranged to
accommodate a possible Retirement Village on part of the Club's land.  New bunker work on the 11th hole is pictured below.


Worrigee Links Golf Club, Nowra, NSW

In July 2021, Contour Golf was appointment to complete a comprehensive course Masterplan for the Worrigee Links Golf Course. We are currently working on detailed design for Stage 1 of the works. Construction of Stage 1 has been delayed due to flooding in the area and  is now due to commence in late 2023. Opened in 2005, Worrigee Links is a traditional. links-style course with undulating greens, wide fairways and beautiful views across farmland to Coolangatta and the Cambewarra mountains. 


Cobram Barooga Golf Club, NSW

The famous Old Course at Cobram Barooga Golf Club has been crafted between large stands of red gums and other vegetation native to the Murray River region.


In 2019, Contour Golf was appointed to redesign holes 14-18, in order to create space for a new driving range. In 2020, we redesigned the 3rd hole, which has now become the new 18th following a relocation of the clubhouse.

As the Old Course’s signature hole, the 3rd hole plays at 333 meters. The approach shot is to an elevated green that is well protected by several large bunkers on all sides of the green. It now sits in prime position in front of the clubhouse for all to see!  The new hole and the mini golf centre opened in 2021.


Mildura Golf Club, VIC

In 2012, Mildura Golf Resort, located in far north west Victoria, embarked on a significant  redevelopment project, consisting of a subdivision of 100 allotments, and a major upgrade of the 6014 metre golf course. In total, Contour Golf Design Group built eight new greens and re-routed several holes. Stage 1 of the golf course redevelopment commenced in late 2011 and opened for play in April 2012. The final stage of the project (stage 5) was completed in 2018 and included a new 18th hole and practice green.

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