Townsville Golf Club

PROJECT: New female facilities
ASK: $440,000
STATUS: Funding required

Established in 1893, the oldest golf club in Queensland, Townsville Golf Club had just celebrated its 126th birthday when catastrophic monsoonal floods devastated the course in early 2019.

Although the widespread damage estimates have run into the millions, the club has identified the need to upgrade the female facilities at the course as an encouraging step towards recovery and a new future for the club. 

The female toilets and change facilities at the course have been poor with little improvement over the last 30 years. Planned new facilities which include showers, lockers, a parents’ room and assisted mobility toilets will increase capacity and encourage new members and more events for the club. The project will deliver a female changeroom, seven female cubicles, five female showers and a unisex shower. 

Said Townsville General Manager Mitch Bligh: “We host many varied social activities throughout the year. We are forecasting a year on year increase of female visitors of 10% for at least two years. Having brand new facilities will increase capacity and encourage new members at a time when the club is determined to move forward with positive steps in the recovery process. This is a vital support facility to meet the club’s overall development plan.” 

“This is a vital support facility to meet the club’s overall development plan.” 

KEY POINTS:

  • Townsville is the oldest golf club in Queensland
  • The female facilities at Townsville have had little improvement in 30 years
  • Catastrophic floods early in 2019 devastated the course but the Pitch In project would be an encouraging step towards recovery
  • New facilities will increase capacity and encourage new members

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