Werribee Park Golf Club is located on K Road in the beautiful Werribee South precinct along with some of Werribee’s best tourist attractions; Mansion Hotel & Spa, Victoria State Rose Gardens, Werribee Open Range Zoo, the National Equestrian Centre and Shadowfax Winery.
With breathtaking views of the Werribee River and the Red Cliffs, this 18 hole championship golf course, founded in 1976, proudly offers fully watered fairways and excellent greens.
The open design of the course is counter pointed with strategic plantings of trees while it’s well placed bunkers and lateral water hazards are a test even for the expert player.
The festive season is now over and we look forward to another great golfing year. I hope all had a safe and joyful festive season with friends and family. The syllabus for the next few months has been completed and is posted in Whispers and on the members web page. Reciprocal rights at various clubs around Australia are also listed in the members area.
We are looking forward to the E-Z-GO Legends tour at the club on the Wednesday 15th March 2017, with our major sponsor Werribee Genesis.
In early February the course was independently inspected and the report is now available to members in the members area. Interesting reading. As part of the 5 year plan we are assessing the state of the course working with independent professionals and being able to determine in the future the changes the club is making, in the way the course operates.
Golf Australia has modified the limits of the DSR (Jan17), which simply means it will be easier to lower your handicap instead of chasing some very low DSR values when we all have a great day. Login and read the letter in the members section.
We have had an interesting time at the Club with plenty of hot wind days and occasional rain. We have the irrigation pumps all work and water is being applied to the greens and fairways. The water quality is still an on-going issue with recycled water at 0.9% (9,000ppm) salt and river water far superior due to the flooding in 2016 at it is now 0.3 (3,000ppm) salt. We are using our water rights to take water from the irrigation system (Werribee River) as much as possible.
A reminder that the Local rules appear in the new display cabinet at the front of the Pro-Shop and these are regularly updated regarding the changes to the course, areas of GUR, drop zones, and other changes.
PLEASE READ THE NOTICES BEFORE PLAY AND ESPECIALLY THE WPGC HEAT POLICY.
Given the holiday period has been our busiest period with a significant number of green fee paying guests, and with school holidays finishing, we can now focus on many of the smaller tasks and major repairs around the course before winter sets in.
In Whispers (online magazine) we have introduced TENDERS which identifies areas the Board has approved to develop, repair or replace and now need costings to approve. All members who have profession which are needed are encouraged to cost the jobs.
We already have the Toilets being improved and the wireless bridge to maintenance area is being installed soon and thanks to those able to help us.
It has been pleasing to see the new carpark so full and the car park has significantly improved the front of the club.
Because of our closeness to the parks natural environment and the Werribee River, there are occasional sightings of Tiger snakes on the course and they are a protected species. They are normally more scared of you than you are of them. It is not surprising that more than 80% of snake bites occur when someone is trying to kill them. Please report your sightings to the Pro Shop and be aware that in the long grass there is a chance of sighting a snake. The maintenance staff have significantly reduced the areas where there is long grass on the course, so if you end up in these areas looking for a golf ball, you are normally away off course.