The network of paths through the Lakes Entrance Golf Course will be upgraded as part of a $20,000 improvement project.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today announced the Federal Government would split the cost of the project with the golf club.
“The gravel paths readily become worn and pot-holed by constant use, weathering by rain and irrigation systems, and golf cart traffic,” Mr Chester said.
“At its worst, the most heavily-used sections turn into mud and become very slippery causing a safety risk particularly to those using carts.
“Sealing sections of the network of paths through the course will improve the playing experience for local and visiting golfers alike.”
Lakes Entrance Golf Club Manager Vernone Armistead said the course attracted more than 5000 visitors and tourists each year, in addition to its many local players.
“The golf course is an important visitor attraction for Lakes Entrance and East Gippsland,” Mrs Armistead said.
“We want to ensure our facilities are as good as they can be so those who play here have a great day.
“Our two greenkeepers and our volunteers work hard to maintain the standard of the course. Sealing the busiest sections of pathway will go a long way to helping us to stay on top of what needs to be done.”
Mr Chester said the golf club was one of 19 organisations in Gippsland so far to receive funding support under round three of the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program.
“I’m pleased to play a role in helping so many community-based organisations to complete small capital projects, like sealing paths at the golf club,” Mr Chester said.