Golf enthusiasts and families looking for a fun and relaxing day out in the Nillumbik community will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of a million-dollar upgrade to facilities at Yarrambat Park Golf Course.
We are managing the operation of the Yarrambat Park Golf Course, on behalf of Council, investing $1.2m into the development of a new mini golf park for all Nillumbik residents to enjoy.
Image: Karen Egan, Nillumbik Shire Mayor, turns the soil in Yarrambat for an exciting new community project with Michael McKay, Centre Manager and Mitchell Walker, Assistant Manager at Yarrambat Park Golf Course.
In addition to an exciting new nine and 18 hole mini-golf course ‘Goanna Golf’, a brand-new premium hospitality offering, Field Days Café, and upgrades to the traditional course are among the planned works.
The construction of the mini golf course is underway and is expected to be completed early December, with a community celebration event to be announced.
Since 2017, traditional golf club participation has declined by 6% (Golf Australia, 2019). To counteract this participation trend, continue interest in the sport and encourage future golfers to play, we are working with the Nillumbik Shire Council to re-engage participants through a mini golf attraction and entertainment offering.
The mini golf course will also seek to benefit the community with an educational component to the game. Each mini golf hole will be themed around a native Nillumbik Shire animal, providing history and facts about the animals.
“Both families and school groups will be able to come down for a fun activity and learn about the beautiful native environment unique to the Nillumbik region. We are very excited to have an education-based attraction with multiple benefits for our community,” said Nillumbik Shire Mayor, Karen Egan.
Previously, the venue has run several non-traditional events like Moonlight Cinemas, Family Easter Hunts and Food Truck Parks, which have showcased the incredible space.
“Our events in recent years have allowed young families the opportunity to come together and socialise in their backyard. We can’t wait to bring even more inclusive entertainment options to everyone in Melbourne’s north-east,” said Centre Manager Michael McKay.
Belgravia Leisure CEO Nick Cox said changes to Yarrambat Park Golf Course would provide new opportunities for the community to connect and engage in the great game.
“With a limited number of family entertainment venues within the region, and continued population growth surrounding the Nillumbik Shire, there is a huge opportunity to engage new users to get into golf through an inclusive family destination,” Mr Cox said.