New 18-hole Tannum golf course welcomed

By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A NEW 18-hole championship golf course could not come soon enough, according to Boyne Tannum Golf Club president Jim O'Toole.

The golf course is part of the deal with the Calliope Shire Council and the BITS Trust, which has been contracted to undertake the country club's redevelopment.

Mr O'Toole said the club was pleased with the proposal put to it by the coun-cil and the trust.

'A championship course will attract a lot of people to our club ? their (the trust's) gain will be our gain,' he said.

'Of course a championship course would be a more difficult course than we are used to, but it will be a better course.' The club currently has a 13-hole golf course.

Meanwhile, BITS Bowls Club president Stan Brodie said the club had some concerns about the development's effect on the club, but what had been promised looked very interesting.

'A couple of our members attended a meeting outlining the development and what it means to us and they came back with glowing reports,' he said.

He said the club was offered a one- year lease to be renewed yearly. He said that was of some concern to the club but not great concern.

He said the club would be pleased to be given two greens, one of which would be covered with artificial turf, as it had been promised.

The total cost of the two greens would be about $1million.



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