Month: August 2019

Membership Specials – as at August 2019

Maleny Golf Club is offering a special three-year membership deal to all new members as it prepares to bring the final six holes of the award-winning Sunshine Coast hinterland course into play in early 2020.

Maleny Golf Club, which opened in 2015, is known for its welcoming country hospitality and still has significant growth capacity to accommodate new male, female and junior members interested in playing socially or competitively.

Anyone taking up the $2,244 offer will enjoy full Gold membership from the day they sign up until 31 October 2022 and avoid anticipated annual fee increases in the meantime.

President Dr Max Whitten said the offer represented both good value for money and an opportunity for members and newcomers to help the club fund mowing and maintenance fleet additions to service the expanded 18-hole course.

“We will be bringing the last six of our 18 holes into play early in the New Year and have committed to purchasing and leasing additional equipment so we can continue to deliver our high standard of course presentation,” Dr Whitten said.

The current 12-hole, par 46 course incorporates an environmentally low-impact design by Golf Architect Graham Papworth which preserves and integrates existing wetlands and native flora.

The completed 18-hole course will be comprised of two Par 5s, 10 Par 4s and 6 Par 3s presenting a Par 68 layout featuring unique revetted greenside bunkering, Tiffdwarf Bermuda Grass greens and Kikuyu fairways within a peaceful, scenic hinterland setting.

If you are interested in joining Maleny Golf Club please call the Golf Shop on 07 5499 9960 or email Club Manager Wayne Perske at

Stableford Tuesday 13th August 2019

David Durack won with a great score of 48 points, Richard Clayton in 2nd with 44 points, Chris Pottinger in 3rd with 41 points.

Ball rub down Stephen Porter, Gary Dallyn, Geoff Wilson, Ian Dauth and Graham Thompson.

Nearest to the pins on hole 3 Rod Waldron, on hole 5 Steve Lawrence, on hole 8 Richard Clayton, on hole 13 Gary Dallyn.

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Saturday Stroke 10th August 2019

Corey Zammit won with a nett score of 65, Tom Bertwistle in 2nd with a nett score of 66, Jimmy Byun in 3rd with a nett score of 68.

Ball rub down Mike Finley, Gary Wright, Tom Kennedy, Jeff Kruse and Grant Flynn.

Gross Winner was Corey Zammit with 72.

Nearest to the pins on holes 3 and 8 Corey Zammit, on hole 5 Mike Finley, on hole 13 David Killeen.

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Maleny develops innovative course safety device

Maleny Golf Club in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has developed and installed a state-of-the art, high-tech warning system to enhance player safety on one of its holes featuring a blind tee shot.

Players on the Tee of the Par 4 dog-legged Fourth of the new 18-hole layout are now warned not to hit off while a red traffic light is shining on the fairway to signal that golfers in the group ahead have not yet cleared their landing zone.

President Dr Max Whitten said the warning system was further evidence of the club’s innovative style, following the successful trial and installation of revetted bunkering using artificial turf matting to cut course maintenance costs.

“This clever system uses the combination of a motion-sensing camera, solar power and a bright red light to solve a player safety issue and we now plan to extend it to similarly warn players about to tee off on the adjacent fairway,” he said.

Member and inventor Mike Hallam, who has a background in information technology and security, said he had come up with the idea by combining different technologies to solve the problem.

“We needed something more or less bullet proof and not reliant on user intervention like other things being considered such as ringing bells or pushing buzzer buttons,” Mike explained.

The prototype cost about $4,000 to develop – the main expense being the use of a sophisticated programmable Mobotix camera from Germany. However, the cost is more than competitive compared to erecting unsightly observation towers.

Members now refer to this area of the course as the “red light district”.

Thanks to financial support from the Sunshine Coast Council and the Federal Government, the final six holes of the 18-hole course should be in play early next year.

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