READY TO PUTT: Stephen Smith, Secretary of Blue Lake Golf Club, and Club President Peter Sealey.
A NEW mini golf course at the Blue Lake Golf Club is set to attract a new generation of golfers, according to the club’s president.
With construction expected to begin next year, President Peter Sealey believes the new course will provide a way for juniors and others of all ages to get involved in the sport, along with a host of other benefits.
“It will attract visitors and tourists to stay and play and see our iconic Crater Lakes Area on Mount Gambier,” he said.
The mini golf course is the latest in a number of projects by the club, with construction of a driving range due to be completed soon, along with a new parking lot on Grand Avenue.
When completed, Sealey said, the golf club would offer people a range of activities to suit all ages, ability, and budget.
“If you stopped at the Blue Lake Public Golf Links, the choice is yours,” he said.
“You can go and hit a few balls off the driving range.
“You can play 18-hole golf or you can play mini golf now.
“Or you could just sit down, have a cup of coffee or have a drink.”
The mini golf course is expected to cost around $ 400,000, with the club recently being awarded a federal government grant of $ 172,000.
The club provides membership dues and other forms of fundraising to make up the difference.
Mr. Sealey thanked the MP for Barker, Tony Pasin and the federal government for the grant.
The construction time is expected to take around two years.