Hamersley Public Golf Course Redevelopment
The Hamersley Public Golf Course (HPGC) opened in 1968 including the existing golf pro shop, caretaker residence and golf maintenance facilities. The Gleneagles Tavern function centre was added to the existing facility opened in 1983. The HPGC is the City’s only public golf course and recorded approximately 80,000 visits a year in 2018-19.
There have been limited capital upgrades to the golf course buildings during the past 50 years and these buildings are consequently aged, and do not meet contemporary golf course standards and patrons and community expectations. Upgrades to the golf course have also been limited and generally course upgrades were as a response to addressing safety issues. Notwithstanding these limited upgrades, the golf course is continuously maintained to a high standard by the City’s Parks maintenance team and is considered one of the best public golf courses in Western Australia.
The City engaged Hames Sharley Architects in February 2020 to prepare a concept plan for the redevelopment of the existing golf pavilion. The concept plan was prepared through a series of interactive workshops with City’s officers.
The proposed major refurbishment of the existing golf pavilion at the HPGC includes an upgrade to the core facilities to enhance the contemporary golfing experience.
The redevelopment project aims to enhance the golfing experience, including:
- Reconfiguring the golf pavilion with a modern, open and flexible design
- Upgrading the golf pavilion to include a new café/kiosk, alfresco area, toilets, golf simulators, pro shop and administration
- Upgrading the existing carpark including additional bays and improved access/egress from Marmion Avenue
- Improving paths and wayfinding for better movement between the golf pavilion, car park, course and driving range
- Minor course improvements including additional bunkers at certain holes and upgrading the practice greens where required
- A nature playground.
The refurbishment design principles are:
- To create a destination - Improving the indoor-outdoor connection and providing alfresco seating opportunities is key to the creation of a ‘destination’
- Improve access and movement - The concept proposal seeks to improve on key movement patterns and legibility through the site supported by the inclusion of a defined ‘Golf Concourse’
- Better golf course surveillance - The current Pro-Shop location provides optimal golf course management with line of sight to key control points
- Improved golf concourse and entry - The golf concourse layout is clearer with way finding and paths to improve access around the pavilion. The concourse roof offers the clubhouse a new identity and improves legibility and easily navigated entry point to the course.
Council endorsed the business case for the redevelopment of golf course in August 2020.
The proposed two level automated driving range is intended to remain at the existing location and provides an approximate 22-bay which will align with modern golfing expectations and remains subject to Council approval and funding availability.
The driving range is intended to provide for interaction with the driving range outfield via the use of ball tracking technology capable of tracking the flight of a golf ball and adding graphics to make this visible on a screen and enhance the golf driving range experience. Dedicated bays will also be included for tuition and coaching.
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When does detailed design for redevelopment of Golf Pavilion commence?
The detailed design is expected to commence in October 2020.
What is the scope of redevelopment?
The scope includes major refurbishment of the golf pavilion to include a minor extension of the building footprint to accommodate outdoor seating, reconfigure the internal layout to incorporate new modern café/restaurant, kiosk, alfresco dining, golf simulators, golf carts staging and storage, warm up/practice areas and administration areas, car drop off point, approximately 40 additional car parking bays, remove conflict of pedestrians with service vehicle entry and landscaping.
When is construction expected to commence?
Construction is expected to commence in mid to end 2021 to the beginning of 2022.
Will there be information sessions?
A number of engagement events are planned with social clubs and the general public as part of this consultation. Social clubs are being contacted ditrectly but if you are a member of the public you may attend one of the following information days at the club to get more information and speak to someone from the City.
- Wednesday 9 September 2020 5.30pm - 6.15pm
- Wednesday 9 September 2020 6.15pm - 7.00pm
- Saturday 12 September 2020 1.00pm - 1.45pm
- Saturday 12 September 2020 1.45pm - 2.30pm
Numbers are extremely limited so you must register here.
Preliminary design is developed
March 2020 - June 2020
Community and Social Golf Clubs engagement on preliminary design
September - October 2020
Detailed design is developed
October 2020 - June 2021
Final approval and refurbishment of Golf Pavillion
Mid 2021 - Mid 2023
Construction of two level automated driving range
Subject to Council approval of funds
Previous SlideNext Slide Golf Pavilion Golf Concourse Cafe/Restaurant Clubhouse entry - East elevation Automated two storey driving range
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Mike asked20 September 2020
Whilst the artists Impressions of the exterior of the redevelopment are interesting they do not tell the entire story nor provide enough information for constructive comment. Can you please arrange for the publication on this website of the plan of the proposed Draft changes to the pavilion and a separate plan showing the area surrounding it including the car park, Putting green Pitching facilities and the proposed two story driving range
City of Stirling21 September 2020
Hi David, the purpose of this engagement is to present the early concept designs which includes the artists impressions of the buildings, a summary of the proposed new features of the redevelopment and a plan of where everything is to be located. We will use the comments received from the concept plans to proceed to a detailed design where the information you have asked for will be provided as part of a follow up consultation.
jacklu asked18 September 2020
As the driving range is proposed to be automated, is the intention for it to be open 24/7 or until late?
City of Stirling21 September 2020
Hi Jack, at this stage the driving range is intended to be open up to 9pm but the final decision will be taken after completion of acoustic study and in consultation with the residents at College Court.
Kathy asked17 September 2020
Can you provide details of what is planned for the accommodation facility currently located above the pro shop?
City of Stirling18 September 2020
Hi Kathy, we are still investigating possible options of utilising the space directly above the Pro-shop, and this will be further explored as we move into the detailed design phase of the project.
mgwake asked16 September 2020
Hi Stirling Council, Will the new redevelopment include solar? Cheers Michael
City of Stirling18 September 2020
Hi Michael, thanks for your question. The City has developed Environmental Sustainable Guidelines (ESD) to ensure best possible environmental performance is achieved for City owned buildings. In compliance with the above guidelines Solar PV system will be incorporated into the final detailed design for the redevelopment of Hamersley Public Golf Course.
For more information, or to receive this information in an alternative format, contact Sanjay Khosla on (08) 9205 8866.
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