This year can be summarised in a few words: In the face of significant challenges, we have made significant progress.

Whilst there is much work to do and there will be further challenges ahead, we end 2020 stronger and better able to serve our golfing members.

The New Year will bring its own mix of successes and challenges, but we continue to focus intently on what we can control.

Our long-term focus will come through as we conduct the club strategic planning process over 10 weeks starting in late February. Members will be invited to contribute to this process with a Member Survey set for March and Member Forum set for Thursday 8th April at 7pm.

Along with the Club CEO Michael Phillips we will continue to make ourselves available to members to discuss any matters relating to the club and its operations. Whilst slow to start, the previous 3 sessions held have added significant value to the future focus of the club.

Membership fees was a topic of discussion at one of our sessions. In light of those discussions I have put together a table of current prices of golf clubs situated on the Bellarine. The figures quoted are for the current year.

CLUB


ANNUAL FEE
7 DAY


ANNUAL FEE
6 DAY

NOMINATION FEE

BAR LEVY

CARTS

Curlewis

$1710

$1429

N/A

Nil

Hire at $20 per 18 holes

Clifton Springs

$900

$770

N/A

$50

Use own cart

Lonsdale Links

$2388

$2030

$1990

$995 if paid in 1st year

$200

$66 p.a. Cart usage fee

Portarlington

$1225

$1047

N/A

$50

Use own cart

 

In closing, I ask you all to take a moment to reflect on the year that has been and think not just of the golf club but also of the broader things that have taken place in life and throughout our community.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.