WAVE Project & Redevelopment of Holes 7 & 8 – Golf Design by Ross Perrett Overview
If you have been on the course recently, you will have noticed the works on the South/West side of the course. The improvements to holes 7 & 8, especially mounds and revegetation, along with wetlands enhancement, represent the largest project undertaken on the course since the redevelopment of the 12th hole 20 years ago. Large tree removal has opened up panoramic views that hit you as soon as you come up the rise on the 6th fairway, making a statement that is confirmed in the walk up 7 and then back down 8.
In the corner of 6,7 and 8 is the wetland – extended with the removal of “the dumping area” – an environmentally sensitive zone now enhanced for generations to come. Beauty is only part of the story. QGC’s mission includes an obligation to preserve the natural environment within which our course lies. Hence the emphasis on the wetland enhancements and the natural vegetation replanting throughout the entire area. The improvements to 7 & 8 are significant and change the way those holes will be played.
The Club was honoured to attract the interest of renowned golf course designer Ross Perrett who provided his expertise on a pro-bono basis to imagine and then assist in the execution of the design along with our on-course team led by Rod Fenton (Superintendent & Life Member) and Kelvin Pettigrove (Committee). The next stage will see a moat created across the 7th fairway to connect the wetlands to seawater – a unique way to improve the sustainability of the zone.
When you visit and play our course, we want you to be part of a journey to nurture something perfect and natural. A unique island golfing experience.
Clearing on holes 6 and 7 – Opening up the view
Drone footage showing early stages over the 6th, wetlands and 7th
We hope to see all our members and guests out enjoying the holes shortly.