With 15 golf courses of international standard based here on the Mornington Peninsula, all within a half-hour drive of each other and only an hour and a half from Melbourne, locals and visitors are truly spoilt for choice. Course managements and clubs compete for members and green fee players through course quality, cost of play, clubhouse facilities, promotional activities and membership fees. Our first-class golfing facilities also attract a high level of tourism to the Peninsula all year round.
Eagle Ridge Golf Course CEO Wayne Lucas says: “To attract new members to our golf club we have to offer a well-maintained championship-quality course and facilities second to none while remaining competitive on fees. To achieve this, we have worked with our golf club committee to ensure that our annual membership fees will be frozen for at least five years for existing members and new members who join before October 2019. With our fees already low in comparison to many other local courses, our aim is to add many new members over the first year, both ladies and men. We are also confident of attracting a percentage of younger golfers to the club.”
Tourism Victoria is soon to embark on an international campaign to promote Victoria’s sand belt, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula and regional courses as national and international golf touring destinations. Wayne adds: “Eagle Ridge, as no doubt other Peninsula-based golf courses will be, is competing even harder to attract a share of this hugely potential market, so we are determined to stay ahead of the rest by building a strong membership, welcoming and appealing facilities and promotional activities that will see a new broad spectrum of golfers from beginners to professionals playing our unique golf course.”
Further information and membership applications are available at eagleridge.com.au