Course Works - Craig Parry
Course Work Updates
In 2020, Port Kembla Golf Club engaged the services of Australian Professional golfer Craig Parry to provide a report with recommendations on changes to the golf course. This would help to increase enjoyment and improve playability, as well as reducing maintenance tasks.
The Club’s main aim was to modify the golf course to reduce the difficulty for higher handicappers, without affecting our lower handicappers or compromising the integrity of the course design. Craig Parry’s report provided 30 recommendations on improvements, which mainly covered reshaping of specific fairways and the reshaping and/or removal of specific bunkers. Over one very busy week in September 2020, our Course Maintenance team, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, completed works on 13 of the Club’s 18 holes.
In 2021, Craig Parry continued his engagement with the Club to complete a report on all of the course bunkers to improve accessibility for golfers, as well as creating safe access for mechanical bunker maintenance equipment. This work will make our course even more accessible for both our players with a disability or for any of our players that are a little less mobile. This work on the bunkers will also allow us to utilise machinery to maintain all of the bunkers on the course and remove the requirement to manually rake them. Craig Parry also reviewed the holes that weren’t included in the initial works in September 2020. The work on the bunkers will commence in Spring 2022.