Flinders Island Golf Club

PROJECT: Clubhouse renovations
ASK: $200,000
STATUS: Funding required

Flinders Island is the largest of the Furneaux Group of 52 islands in Bass Strait. It’s a beautiful part of the world, not least the picturesque and challenging nine-hole golf course, which locals claim has been parred only once in its 55-year history. 

The course is now part of the Flinders Island Sports and RSL Club, with a synthetic bowls green, licensed bar and restaurant and is the only dining option on a Sunday in the island’s main township of Whitemark. 

The club is the focal point of the township. In the coming year netball and tennis facilities will be added, leading to an even greater community involvement and, in particular, a significant increase in use by women and children by around 50 extra each week. 

The existing clubrooms are already strained and renovations will soon become urgent. An upgrade of toilet facilities and provision for disabled patrons is a high priority, as is an extensive upgrade of the aged electrical switchboard. 

“The club is not only used by members but by women and children as well as by the island’s older population for luncheons and by visiting tour groups to the island,” said Club Secretary/Treasurer Robyn Dilger. “We need to make the club inclusive for all.”

“We need to make the club inclusive for all.”

KEY POINTS:

  • Flinders Island Golf Club is the focal point of the township, serving both sporting facility users and older population members
  • It is the only dining option in the area on Sundays
  • Netball and tennis facilities will soon to be added to the sporting precinct
  • Increased usage is expected in the coming year and the clubhouse needs to be renovated and upgraded to meet these needs.

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