RACV Torquay

The original course at Torquay was designed by the father and son team of Mick and Vern Morcom, famous for their long tenures as green keepers at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath respectively.  Their original nine-hole course was expanded in the 1960’s when nine extra holes were added on the higher side of the property to create a full course.

 

For years Torquay existed as a simple seaside club and for many years we consulted on smaller issues including bunkers, mowing lines and tees.  In the mid 2000’s the RACV added this to their expanding portfolio of clubs with the aim of creating a world-class resort.  Over a three- year period the entire golf course was rebuilt, along with the construction of a 100-room hotel, resort and day spa.   The new bunkers and greens have been designed to match the ‘linksy’ character of the site and the mix of some bulk earthworks to create dunes and vegetation management gives the impression the dunes extend further into the course.

Date

Completed 2012

Scope

Redesign