Gardiner’s Run – Lilydale, Victoria

18 Hole Par 72 – 6,301 metre , 6,890 yards

Pacific Coast Design undertook the design of this new 18 Hole Golf Course as part of a relocation for Chirnside Country Club. Located on an old quarry site along Victoria Road Lilydale the site has been restored into an environmentally friendly International Standard Championship Golf Course.

There is a natural creek that runs alongside the site, wonderful undulations and great views of the surrounding and distant mountains. The golf course is testing, memorable and enjoyable to play for all levels of golfer.

below is a video of Gardiners Run

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Sunshine Golf Club – Mt Derrimut, Victoria

18 Hole Par 72 – 6204 metre, 6784 Yard

One of Australia’s largest developers Australand, approached Sunshine Golf Club (private members club in Melbourne) with an offer to build a new 18 hole championship golf course and clubhouse on the Mount Derrimut site which they (Australand) owned, in return for the club signing over the existing golf course site for future residential development.

PCD were approached by Australand to develop several concepts for the new golf course and in association with PGA golfer Craig Parry (design consultant) refined the final product to create a Par 72 – 6204 metre (6784 yard) layout which was put forward to the Club members at a formal vote.

Members voted overwhelmingly for the proposal and planning started in earnest in 2003 when PCD developed detailed budgets, landscape concepts and golf feature detail, the golf course opened in 2007. A unique aspect of the site is the extensive heritage listed dry stone walls which are incorporated into the golf and even one special rear tee that requires a shot over one of the walls for best placement into the green (hole 11).


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Minnippi Golf Course – Cannon Hill, Queensland

18 Hole Par 72 – 6,035 metre, 6600 Yard

Minnippi Golf Course is the first public golf course to be developed in Brisbane for 70 years on a 72 hectare parcel of 125 hectare of land owned by the City of Brisbane alongside of Bulimba Creek. Designed by Pacific Coast Design and developed by the BMD Group the golf course is set to establish new standards for golf in Australia.

Approximately 75,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted as a part of the project’s regeneration and revegetation plan. Protection and enhancement of Squirrel Glider habitat has been specifically targeted to increase numbers and provide a sustainable habitat. Establishment of wetlands and native grasslands have been a part of the design process. The golf course has been shaped to shed water to the sides where it is collected in swales by a fully proactive and automated recycling / drainage system. Excess water then moves into a major subsurface drain system which collects the water and is then physically pumped out of the interconnected system into the irrigation lake to be once again recycled. Fifteen of the golf holes are within a flood plane and shaping / bulk earthworks has significantly improved this providing additional protection to the zone. This is the first golf course in Australia to be designed in the last 30 years without any sand bunkers, instead PCD has created golf hazards with timber faced mounding which will not be impacted by flooding and will give the links an old fashioned ‘look’ from day one.

In between all of the above is a great golf course that brings new meaning to the word sustainable.

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The Capital Golf Club – Cheltenham, Victoria

18 Hole Par 72 – 6506 metre , 7115 yards

Completed in 1996 this Golf Course is linked to the Crown Casino and is available for invited patrons only.

The Par 72 layout is considered one of the best groomed courses in Australia.

PCD Master Planned and designed the site originally to include private villas for the Hudson Conway Group but the Casino link has seen these not proceed. Four of the original holes were redesigned TWP) in the south to accommodate the additional land purchased after the Casino licence was awarded to Crown.


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Freeway Golf Course – Balwyn North, Victoria


18 Hole Par 67 – 5277 Yards

PCD has been involved in minor redesign works for the City of Boroondara at the 18 hole Freeway Public Golf Course since 1998 but was honoured when appointed to redesign the Golf Course in response to the North East Link project (major new road link) which is designed through the golf course taking out four of the existing golf holes.

The planning process for the redesign was extensive and involved multiple workshops with the team at the City of Boroondara, existing users of the golf course and the NELP teams. The process also involved critical reviews of important vegetation, existing creek / river / billabongs, safety, golfer routing / movement options and maximization of the potential for the site which sits in a flood plain.

The preferred concept was approved by Council in late April 2021 and detail design completed thereafter with the successful construction tender being awarded in August for an early September start to construction works.

A key feature of the redeveloped site will be unique timber faced bunkers which reflect an approach taken with many traditional golf courses in the United Kingdom and Ireland but will be a first for Australia.

The upgraded golf course will be open for play again in late 2022.

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Nelson Bay Golf Club – Nelson Bay, New South Wales

27 Holes –  3 times 9 holes of Par 36 – 8924 metres, 9759 Yards

Nelson Bay Golf Club is located in the Bluewater Wonderland of Port Stephens which is approximately  2.5  hours north of Sydney. The course is set amongst a wide range of native trees with an abundance of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many native birds. Redevelopment of this existing 18 hole golf club into a 27 hole golf club through the design of 12 new holes. Opened in 1998 the new layout quickly captured full fields and wide acclaim. The golf course superintendent at the time Mr Kevin Wellard, received the AGCSA Environment award for the work undertaken in association with PCD to protect the forest environment and wildlife of the course.

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Scone Golf Course – Scone, New South Wales

18 Hole Par 72 6,046 Metres

Scone Golf Course is located in the Upper Hunter Valley. The course is undergoing a redesign to allow for the New England Highway Bypass around the township of Scone. The  reconfiguration   of  the  golf  holes is to  preserve a  layout  of matching standard, length, par and challenge. (being 9 actual golf holes using twin sets of tees); and the  relocation  of  the  existing  practice  facilities.

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Eagle Ridge Golf Club – Rosebud, Victoria

18 holes  Par 72 – 6102 metre, 6673 Yard

PCD has Master Planned and redesigned this entire 18 hole resort Golf Course. The new layout has been landscaped with feature colours and already gained a reputation of the “Augusta” of the Mornington Peninsula. The course rewards accuracy and is a challenging test to golfers of all abilities. The course has lots of beautiful features including lakes, waterfalls, bunkering and a natural undulating landscape and rugged vegetation which gives it a visually stunning look. It is one of the top public access courses in Australia.

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Hidden Valley Country Club – Wallan, Victoria

18 Holes Par 72 – 6105 metre,  6676 Yards

Hidden Valley Country Club in Wallan, Victoria is an existing 18 hole Golf Course (Master plan for 36 Holes), Country Club (tennis, swimming, sailing and horse riding), 980 Residential lots, proposed 100 room hotel. The first 18 hole par 72 layout winds through the lower valley amongst rolling hills, along the creek and lake system. The spectacular 18 Par 3 island green is already appearing in the media as one of Australia’s postcard golf holes and is becoming known as one of Australia’s most testing island greens.

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Waterford Valley Resort – Knox, Victoria

18 Hole Par 72 – 6512 metre, 7121 Yards

Waterford Valley Golf is one of the best examples of its kind in Australia as it is a championship “green fee” course, set in a resort style environment surrounded by 400 retirement villas (existing), 150 room 4 star hotel (proposed), 800 seat conference centre, and 75 three bedroom condominiums.

The golf course was completed in 2004 and the clubhouse facilities include – Bistro and Bar, Changing Rooms, Restaurant and 200 seat function centre.

PCD was responsible for the entire site master plan, golf course design and worked closely with the client to create the special feeling throughout the course that will quickly set it apart from other such projects in Australia. The extensive landscaping creates a “forest” feel and combined with the lake systems is visually one of the best settings for golf in Australia.

Below is a video of Waterford Valley Resort


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Patterson River Country Club – Bonbeach, Victoria

18 Holes Par 72 – 6197 metre, 6777 Yards

PCD has carried out this entire redevelopment of existing 18 hole golf course inclusive of planning for residential development. The complete redevelopment of the golf course  occurred over five years with the project creating new fairways, greens, bunker systems, lakes and tees. The previously European style landscaping has been replaced with indigenous trees and fauna.

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Redesigned Projects – Australia

  • Cronulla Golf Club, New South Wales
  • Kooringal Golf Club, Victoria
  • Headland Golf Club, Queensland
  • Morack Golf Club, Victoria
  • Tocumwal Golf Club, New South Wales
  • Drouin Golf Club, Victoria