Cromwell Golf Course Redevelopment Proceeds

Sunday 13 June 2010, 1:32PM
By Central Otago District Council


The Cromwell Golf Club has been given the green light to proceed with the first stage of
the $1,008,000 redevelopment project.

The Cromwell Community Board agreed to commit $354,900 of its $700,000 budgeted
for this project, at a special meeting held this week.

This amount will be combined with the Cromwell Golf Club’s initial $160,100 towards
completing the first stage of the project. The Club’s total funding contribution towards
this project is $308,000.

The Board’s decision now allows the Club to proceed with the first stage of the project.
This involves the existing holes, number 14 through to 18 being completely remodelled,
realigned and rerouted.

John McDonald, the Board Chairman said “The Club is delighted that we can now start
and finish stage one this year. This development will be hugely beneficial for the whole
community, and will secure the future viability of the Cromwell Golf Club. A special
thanks goes to all those who have supported the Board throughout the entire planning

Course designer Greg Turner was also delighted to see the project getting underway.

“When this project was first approved in principle it was in the hope that there would be
increased numbers of golfers visiting the Queenstown region and that has proved to be
the case. Numbers of green fee players to Millbrook are an example – with a two-fold
increase this past summer and autumn. This upgrade at Cromwell should put it in a
position to both contribute to and benefit from these significant increases”.

Cromwell Community Board Chairman, Neil Gillespie said “It is pleasing to have now got
to a stage where the Golf Club have the funding in place for their contribution to the first
stage of the redevelopment project that has been in the planning for some time now.

Cromwell is fortunate to already have a golf course that attracts locals and visitors alike
and to take the opportunity to further enhance the quality of this resource is going to
provide benefit to Cromwell and the wider Central Otago district. I look forward to
getting the first stage underway and preparing for the remaining three stages.”