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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 314
At over 20 acres of playable area, it’s a large blank canvas to work with. So take your time to study and contemplate the wide array of alternative options. Register your accommodation with the notation “Redesign Ratho” and you’ll enjoy complimentary golf for the time of your stay. Or book golf only, and enjoy complimentary hire clubs and pull-trolley. Go to www.rathofarm.com/redesignratho to download contours, photos, videos, flyovers and FIND OUT ALL THE PRIZES and the JUDGING PANEL & CRITERIA. DESIGN YOUR OWN PIECE OF GOLFING HISTORY After growing up at Ratho Farm, Greg Ramsay has always known the importance of high-quality design requiring charming and challenging golf shots. In dreaming up and developing Barnbougle Dunes, Greg chose little known Tom Doak/Renaissance Golf Design to design Australia’s number 1 public golf course. Now he’s INVITING ALL GOLFERS to dream up, design and express their own golfing creativity and strategic solution. The team at Australia’s Oldest Golf Course are inviting all golfers to design three alternative holes to their most northern, 1980s additions to the Old Course (holes 11,12 & 13 on Masterplan). With increased play and corporate days, the current routing of these holes has been found to be dangerous and slow to play. The 1980s additions also feature one of golf’s most loathed features; a clumsy internal Out-of-Bounds. Reversing the corridors of play (which we have already done, to great improvement) as suggested by consulting architects Crafter & Mogford ● Improves player safety ● Speeds up play (shorter walks and intuitive flow) ● Creates more width for strategic opportunities and risk/reward shotmaking ● Engages more with contours ● The elevated teeing areas also focus on much bigger views, to distant vistas around the Tasmanian highlands Armchair Architect Competition Join our favourite 5-times British Open winner Peter Thomson AO, CBE (opened the restored 6 holes). Barnbougle Dunes on-site architect Brian Schneider (shaped the restored greens), leading architects Crafter&Mogford (consultants to Barwon Heads, Glenelg, Metropolitan, Sorrento) and shaper of the Rio Olympic course Ben Hillard (Hanse Golf Design), in leaving your mark on Australia’s Oldest Golf Course. We invite you to come and stay & play and design the strategy into these playing corridors; ● Where would you site the new teeing grounds and fairways? ● Where and what shape/slope greens? ● Where would you place the bunkers/hazards? ● Where would you reintroduce native vegetation? ● Can we create a reversible routing? ● Would double-greens/shared teeing areas be an improvement? Ratho Farm’s famous 4th hole, restored along the River Clyde
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