A public driving range and lifting female and junior membership headline a raft high-priority ideas in the Warrnambool Golf Club's new strategic plan.
The plan - which was adopted in March - was released to members this week.
Manager Ashlee Scott said course improvements - including a driving range and better practice facilities - were among the club's highest priorities over the next five years.
She said both would feature in the club's course master plan, a document which will have heavy input from Warrnambool's course architects, and were requested frequently in a recent members' survey.
We're looking to capitalise on some different assets and one we're missing at the moment is a driving range.Ashlee Scott
Securing more members - those aged between 25 and 50, females and juniors - is also a key focus.
"We initially hoped to bring the membership together and host an information night to talk to everyone but that wasn't possible due to COVID," Scott said.
"We're now trying to explain our objectives digitally. With a strategic plan as a new manager coming in I'm sort of able to plan out my work and prioritise.
"(A driving range) certainly came up in our members survey. From that we're not looking at dramatically changing the course, but we're looking to capitalise on some different assets and one we're missing at the moment is a driving range.
"We'd like to improve our practice facilities too. We're looking to make plans around that.
"We'll look to engage those in our course master plan."
Scott said increasing engagement with members was vital moving forward.
She revealed about 20 per cent of Warrnambool's members were female, which is in line with national averages.
"The boom we're seeing in golf at the moment means there are a lot of younger people who would play casually becoming members," Scott said. "Ultimately the club is looking to diversify membership. We want to be an inclusive club where it doesn't matter what your gender is or where you come from.
"We want to be able to provide an environment for people to come and play golf."
Scott said the club also wanted to refurbish its aging clubrooms as a part of its strategic plan.
"It's aging and it's probably at the point that it's not attracting new and different sources of income purely on its age," she said.
"(Updating) certainly is a priority. It can be financially sustainable through functions and conferences."
Face coverings or masks are compulsory on course for golfers from midnight Sunday in line with state government rules except for those with a medical exemption.
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