The City of Stirling welcomes recent efforts by Golf Australia to enhance inclusion in the sport of golf by encouraging clubs and courses to rerate tees and identify them by colour rather than gender.
Two red and white tee boxes were introduced at Hamersley Public Golf Course in March 2022 to replace the former men’s tees and ladies’ tees, which give players the option to use tees that are better matched with their ability.
Mayor Mark Irwin said the popularity of the course had surged since the pandemic, and the City had made a range of improvements to the experiences for players in the past 18 months.
“Hamersley Public Golf Course is one of the busiest courses in Australia and we have seen a high demand for tee times and increased course attendance, so we want to ensure that the City continues to meet community expectations,” Mayor Irwin said.
“As a diverse local government, we support participation in sport for everyone in the community and moving to coloured tees means that players have the option to use shorter or longer tees based on their ability and not their gender.
“In the past year we have increased public access to the course by 29 per cent through new processes. Course improvements include establishment of new chipping and putting green by the first tee, and we are looking to improve the matting and signage of the driving range, with extra golf carts to meet ongoing demand.”
The Hamersley Public Golf Course is an 18-hole venue operated by the City of Stirling which offers a test of all golfing abilities, with trees lining each hole and the fairways and greens in superb condition.
To book at the course, visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/recreation/pages/hamersley-golf-course
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