Marsh reveals Bingara Gorge design

Internationally acclaimed golf course designer Graham Marsh officially opened the Golf Course Viewing Platform at Bingara Gorge last month as part of a two-weekend festival of celebration.

Marsh, one of the most in-demand course designers in the world today, cut the ribbon on the 9.5 metre timber and steel tower, giving a bird’s eye view over the construction of the 18-hole, Par-72 championship course as it evolves over the next two years.

Marsh reveals Bingara Gorge design Marsh reveals Bingara Gorge design

And for the first time, the design of the course was revealed with the plan displayed in the viewing tower and Sales and Information Centre. Marsh’s name is attached to courses at Twin Creeks and Terrey Hills in Sydney, but he’s promised a golf course at Bingara Gorge unlike any seen in this city.

“Bingara Gorge will be an inspiring golf course that players of all levels will be able to enjoy,” Marsh said.

“The layout wraps around stunning gorges and adjoining rolling grasslands and I am truly excited about this project. It’s going to be a great course.”

Bingara Gorge Project Director Paul Gerlach said the entire community was looking forward to having a prestigious, beautifully designed golf course within easy reach.

“This course is going to play an important role in the life of residents and the wider community,” Gerlach said.

“It not only provides a fantastic leisure activity but will have benefits for businesses that will be able to take advantage of corporate golf and entertainment opportunities. Graham Marsh has a reputation for creating golf courses that reward players when they perform well which is just one of the reasons why he is in such great demand.”

And to tease future members, Marsh nominated the 16th – a 137m Par-3 – to be the course’s signature hole.

“The spectacular tee shot, playing from in amongst the sandstone boulders, directs play across the gorge to what is virtually an island green,” Marsh said.

“A beautiful waterfall is just upstream of the line of play. Although short at only 137m, great precision will be required to score well as any wayward shot will be punished severely.”

The Bingara Gorge golf course is set within the 450-hectare Bingara Gorge residential community, which will be home to more than 3500 when completed. Designed to place a high value on lifestyle and sustainability, housing lots range from 400sqm to 4000sqm. At the heart of the community is a village centre including retail and community facilities and a K-6 primary school which will open in Term 1, 2011.

A limited number of golf frontage lots will be released this year and registrations for this desirable “Sarazen Release in The Fairways” have already started.