New era for country club

The Karratha Country Club will take a more active role in the administration and maintenance of the golf course thanks to a new arrangement with the City of Karratha.

Under the two year agreement the Country Club will receive all membership and casual golfing fees, currently estimated at $100,000 per annum, in exchange for taking on course maintenance previously delivered by the City.

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said the arrangement was a win-win for both parties.

“The City spends a significant amount of time and money each year ensuring the golf course is maintained to a high standard for the community,” Cr Lally said.

“With the Country Club willing to take on more responsibility for the maintenance issues on the golf course, the City can divert resources it previously delivered here to other areas.”

“It also means the Club has more control over its facilities and income streams which we hope will help boost memberships and grow the club.”

In addition to handing over fee collection the City will also provide the Country Club with several pieces of light plant to assist with the additional maintenance duties.

The Karratha Golf Course has recently undergone a significant upgrade of its reticulation system which will reduce the ongoing cost of maintaining the course and enhance the playing quality.

A grass green will be established as part of the project and realignment works have been completed in preparation for future stages of the course redevelopment.