September 8, 2015

As many of you will be aware, the Castle Hill RSL Group recently acquired Lynwood Country Club. What does that mean for the country club, and how will it affect residents?

“There are two driving forces behind the changes we’ve got planned for Lynwood Country Club,” explains David O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer, Castle Hill RSL Group.

“The first is to improve the golfing facilities and amenities to benefit the golfing community. Our plans involve rerouting the course, adding extra tees and greens, and extending the irrigation system. All-weather driving range bays will be added to complement the existing 160-metres of couch hitting area and the club will build a new Pro-Shop and High Performance Golf Academy – equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment to analyse and improve a person’s game.”

The club’s objective is to create a golfing facility that is second to none, and become a destination facility that attracts golfers from all over the north-west of Sydney and the greater Sydney area. They have been working with international golf professional Paul Gow in designing the changes to the course, as well as the original designer and builder of the course.

“Secondly, we want to develop the clubhouse to better serve the wider community,” says David. “Currently, the community is using the clubhouse, but we want to extend that engagement further so we’re thinking well and truly outside the square.”

He plans to put in a petting zoo, similar to the wildly popular Grounds Café in Alexandria, and a large children’s playground.

“The clubhouse will be refurbished to improve the member, dining and function facilities so that it becomes the focal point in the community for all golf, social and entertainment activities – a place where residents can come and spend a few hours during weekdays while the older kids are at school, and then bring the whole family for a meal or to watch sport on the weekend.”

This is all part of Castle Hill RSL Group’s overarching strategy for the club to ensure it’s a sustainable operation well into the future. “We are also considering future developments such as accommodation facilities for golfers and the general community, as well as additional sporting facilities and infrastructure for the area. We’re keen to use our expertise to explore many different markets.”

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