Hi all, just a quick update here.
Northern has just completed its year-long renovations and the full 18 holes are now open. The old practise fairway was sold, with 8,9 and 10 being rerouted onto vacant land to make space for a new practice fairway. The new holes are very tough, 10 being a 411m par 4 with OB all the way down the left, fairway bunkers and an elevated green, 9 being a 386m par 4 slight dogleg right with water left, and 8 a 465m par 5 in an S shape. Overall, the course is the same length, and the slope rating has increased from 123 to 126.
As part of the renovation, a 19th hole has been built and the dam water storage capacity doubled. A new chipping and putting green is about to open, its about 40m long - one of the biggest greens I have seen. A master plan is now being developed for the next 10 years of course works.
The club still has around 3 million in its coffers from the sale of the practice fairway and plans to spend it rather than save it. One option is a refit of the entire club house, and building a new pro shop, it's also under consideration how much of this should go towards future course works.
The club just cleared the waiting list and memberships are presently full, but if anyone is interested I would suggest moving fast. Right now there is no joining fee, and a six day membership is 25% cheaper than 7 day. There is talk of bringing back the joining fee, and also raising the 6 day rate given the demand for the new facilities.
Edited by Snappy McSnapperton, 28 April 2016 - 07:50 AM.