LITHGOW Golf Club is set to go through a major transformation thanks to a $99,640 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole announced the good news for the club today and is looking forward to a rafter of upgrades taking place.
Mr Toole said the work will allow the facilities at Lithgow Golf Club to be improved to the highest standard to ensure the year-round usefulness of the course.
"This will be achieved through the upgrade of the drainage and irrigation systems on the fairways, new cart paths, expansion of the golf cart and machinery shed and the installation of solar panels to offset increased future energy costs, due to the new irrigation system," he said.
"The aim is to ensure the club is a viable sporting facility that meets community and regional demands with the course presented in the best possible condition."
Mr Toole said due to the local of the course, the ground can become very wet in winter and very dry in the summer, conditions which make the facilities less than favourable for play.
"This in turn impacts on playing numbers and sometimes even means the course has to be closed," he said.