New golf course set for Brisbane’s eastern suburbs

One thing South East Queensland has learned plenty about recently is flooding. Which is why Brisbane has come up with a new way to improve its flood management system…by building a golf course.

In a collaborative project, The BMD Group, Urbex and Pacific Coast Design (PCD) are designing and developing a new 18-hole public golf course for the City of Brisbane near the Bulimba Creek, Minnippi.

New golf course set for Brisbane's eastern suburbs New golf course set for Brisbane’s eastern suburbs

The 18 holes will be laid out along a major flood plain, and is planned as a par 72 of 6,123m length layout. The project will see an old tip site near the creek restored, as well as new residential areas developed.

Pacific Coast Design Director Phil Ryan said the course would turn out a real treat for golfers.

“The layout winds through some very special country, along Bulimba Creek with an established tree-scape that will make it feel like an old golf course from day one,” he said.

“It will be a real golf journey over 6123m with a great mix of golf holes where the use of trees and hazards blend with an open shortish grass rough so as to make for an enjoyable round of golf.”

The new development will go a long way to improving the flood management of the entire catchment, with a great deal of effort and funds dedicated to assisting flood management issues.

Despite its great deal of challenges, director Ryan went on to say the end result would make the project a source of pride for the City of Brisbane.

“A lot of work has been done by the team to not only protect the valuable trees and local environments on site but through technically challenging design to greatly improve the floodplain impacts on residents upstream, and enhance this neglected valley with a makeover.”