Royal Sydney Golf Club is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse as part of the Club’s ‘2030 Strategy’.
Gil has a first class global reputation for designing, revitalising and renovating some of the world’s finest golf courses. These include; Castle Stuart (which hosted this year’s Scottish Open), The Vineyard Club in Edgartown at Martha’s Vineyard, Tokyo Golf Club in Japan, and most recently the Olympic Course at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Gil has also been retained by many prestigious and internationally recognised clubs, such as; Merion, Los Angeles Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club and The Country Club (Brookline) to advise on the re-modelling/renovation of their golf courses.
Gil was selected from a number of quality applicants to develop the Club’s Golf Course Master Plan and improve the playability of its golf courses while meeting the expectations of members.
It is expected that Gil will begin to develop his design in 2017 with a view to physical improvements commencing from 2019. Appropriate consultation on the design and construction timeframe will take place before they are made final, while keeping the Club’s membership fully informed.
Royal Sydney will host the Australian Open Championship for the 15th time in its 123-year history from 17th November until 20th November 2016.