While I was out west today on a business appointment, I picked up
a paper called Star. The paper has a golf column "Golf by
George" which says that a ballot will be conducted between
1-18 September for all grades of members to decide on a new name
for the course.
Possible names mentioned are: Mt. Derrimut Golf Club, Sunshine
Golf Club, Western Golf Club or Western Gardens Golf Club.
The new course construction works can bee seen on the western
side of the ring road just south of the current course.
No major earthworks - mainly creation of lakes for recycled water
and mounding - (understand about 100,000 cubic metres of cut
& fill according to tip-truck drivers ). On-site rocks and
boulders seem to be covered with incoming fill.
Hardly a tree in site and right amongst a developing industrial
estate, warehouses and nearby heavy chemical industries and some
residential housing. Best feature at present is views of the
Over to the site writers to assist Sunshine with a catching,
memorable and imaginative name - surely they can do better than
the names listed.
As for Western Gardens, has anyone seen a garden in these flat,
rocky basaltic and arid plains?
The article also states that the joining fee will remain $300 for
the time being, but for those that join now as a foundation
member before October, participation will be available in further
foundation discounts. No indication of annual fees.
Golfers in the west will now have an additional choice to
affordable courses like Kooringal, Medway, Werribee and the very
expensive Sanctuary Lakes.