1 September 2023

Gold Creek venue driving a tee-rific day out this spring

| Morgan Kenyon
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Aerial view of Gold Creek Country Club

Gold Creek Country Club has a festive open day planned this September, with activities to suit all levels of golfing experience. Photo: Gold Creek Country Club.

A day out on one of Canberra’s premier golf courses may sound like an affair fit for pro golfers only, but Gold Creek Country Club begs to differ with grand plans to show off its facilities this spring to all comers.

Saturday 9 September marks the club’s upcoming open day – a chance for locals of all experience levels to sample an 18-hole championship golf course, the latest driving range technology, and gain valuable insight from expert coaches.

Marketing manager John Steward says the event will be a great way to welcome the season and give the public a taste of the sport members love.

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“Spring is a wonderful time to play golf, but our open day will be about more than just what’s happening on the course,” he says.

“There’ll be something for everyone, whether they’re an old hand or have never picked up a club before, and plenty of food, drinks and entertainment to tie it all together.

“We are keen to meet some new faces, and introduce them to a sport that is both great for your health and socialising within the community.”

Looking across a pond at Gold Creek Country Club

Located in Nicholls, the Gold Creek course was designed by famous Australian golfer, sports broadcaster and golf course architect Bruce Devlin. Photo: Gold Creek Country Club.

For regular players, an open competition starts at 7am. Visitors will need to register and have a golf handicap. Entry is $30 and includes a voucher to use at the clubhouse restaurant and bar, Trevino’s.

Complete beginners can enjoy free access to the club’s driving range all day, including a unique opportunity to check out the latest in golf tech with Trackman Range.

“Gold Creek Country Club was the first golf course in Australia to offer Trackman Range, which lets users practise and play on our driving range using ball flight detection technology,” John says.

“Trackman is used by pros all over the world to practise and improve. It’s a completely new way to play golf, and the insights are pretty incredible.

“Alongside the open, we will be running a free Trackman long drive and nearest to pin competition. There are prizes up for grabs and anyone can get involved, so it’ll be a lot of fun.”

Also on offer is a free group clinic run by professionals from Gold Creek Golf Academy and equipment demonstrations from leading golf manufacturers.

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John says Gold Creek is excited to showcase all functions of the country club and get to know some new faces.

“We believe we have one of the best layouts in Canberra. It was designed by Bruce Devlin and has hosted a number of regional and national tournaments over the years.

“It provides a strategic challenge for all sorts of players and encourages an engaged, creative game from start to finish. The scenery is incredible, with waterfront views and lots of wildlife.

“Country clubs have a certain level of stigma attached to them, as does golf in general. Many people assume our course is members only, so it’s an opportunity for us to show them what we’re really about.”

Gold Creek Country Club will hold its 2023 open day on 9 September, from 7 am to 4 pm. To register for the open competition or group clinic, phone (02) 6123 0600.


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