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IG busIness 18 May 2016 | www.insidegolf.com.au Twin Creeks set for turbo takeoff THETwin Creeks Golf and Country Club, which for a decade has been a pacesetter in the luxury residential golf market in western Sydney, is set to soar to new heights on the wings of the new Badgerys Creek airport. Following the purchase last year by a Chinese consortium of the 340ha estate— which boasts the acclaimed national top-100 Twin Creeks course and 200 dwellings—a five- star resort is planned, which will be the first of its kind in the region. Its architecture and design will be integrated into the clubhouse with the aim of it being the best accommodation and entertainment venue in Sydney’s west. Over the next few years the new enthusiastic ownership group also is to invest in upgrading the clubhouse and golf course. The Twin Creeks Development consortium, which bought Twin Creeks in July, has plans to capitalise on the site’s key location, five kilometres north of the Western Sydney Airport, to open in the mid 2020s. This will include providing accommodation and conference facilities for the rapidly expanding nearby city of Penrith. “ The airport will connect Penrith with the rest of the world, making us the gateway to Australia’s largest and most exciting city for business, tourism and manufacturing,” Mayor Karen McKeown said when she met the consortium’s executives in February. The Chairman of Twin Creeks Development Dr Lam Yin Lok spoke of the group’s plans for future development in Penrith beyond their existing proposal at Twin Creeks. “Dr Lam spoke of his group’s interest in becoming part of the community and enriching the diverse culture of Penrith,” Cr McKeown said. On the golf front, Twin Creeks’ widely acclaimed Graham Marsh-designed layout has been on the must-play list of most golfers since opening in 2006, so it is a popular venue on the Corporate Golf scene. Golf is a winning way of fostering corporate relationships, both on and off the course, so securing the right venue is paramount to the success of any Corporate Golf day. Twin Creeks is fortunate in being able to offer such a unique superb setting and understands how it conveys the corporate image of its customers’ brands. • GOLD Creek Country Club hosted one of the strongest pro-am fields ever assembled in Australia and it was thanks in large part to PGA Professional Matt Millar who calls the Canberra-based club home. In his 17 years as a Member of the PGA of Australia, Millar has become one of the most respected and admired players not just in Australia, but around the world, forging friendships which were on display at his own event in Canberra. Marcus Fraser, Peter O’Malley and Andre Stolz were just a few of the big names to come to the nation’s capital to play one of the strongest pro-am swings on the 2016 PGA Pro-Am Series. Joining them were some of the rising stars of Australian golf, including 2014 BMZ New Zealand Open champion, Dimi Papadatos, 2014 NSW PGA champion Lincoln Tighe, 2015 Tahiti International Winner, Callan O’Reilly, and Victorian young guns, Kris Mueck and Rory Bourke. Millar’s good friend and frequent travel companion David Bransdon showed why he is still one of the best players in the country, carding an amazing 4-under 68 in the afternoon field at Gold Creek to take victory and keep Millar chasing his first win at home. Although relatively new to the tournament scene, the Austbrokers Canberra Gold Creek Country Club Pro-Am has established itself as one of the best events in the country and with the name of Matthew Millar behind it, it’s no wonder the event has received such great support from the local Canberra community and his fellow PGA Professionals. More www.pga.org.au Millar the main attraction in home town Bill Colhoun firstname.lastname@example.org The Championship Par 71 Slope rated 123 Blue Course is just 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD Social Players welcome 7 days per week, though limited times are available on some days, bookings are advised! Discounts for more than 4 players. Air-conditioned clubhouse with bistro, bar and gaming machines. Function room available. Fully stocked pro shop with a great range of the latest gear with two full-time PGA Professionals. Membership is currently OPEN in all categories. The Club runs a very successful Sub-Junior Program, catering for those youngsters yet to face the full 18 hole challenge. This program is held on a Saturday and is the envy of many clubs in the region. 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