Warrnambool Golf Club is gearing up for a $4 million revamp with the decades-old facilities falling in to disrepair.
Club manager Ashlee Scott said the cost of upkeep on the facility, which dated back to 1965, was starting to add up.
"It's old and it's tired," she said.
Design concepts and a feasibility study for the new clubrooms have just been completed and will be presented to members within the next few months.
Ms Scott said the club would start applying for government grants and, if successful, hoped to start construction next year.
She said the club - which has 1000 members - was in a position to be able to fund half the project's cost.
Ms Scott said the club was not looking to build something that they couldn't afford, but rather something that had a similar footprint on the same site that would last another 50 years.
She said that while a lot of people came to the course and raved about how great it was the clubhouse "severely lets us down".
"This building currently is way past its useful life as an asset. It's literally disintegrating. Daily I have reports of things flying off the roof or literally coming off walls," Ms Scott said.
"It was, back in its day, the place where everyone got married or had birthday parties and at the moment it really isn't attracting the other side of the market for us."
Ms Scott said the club wanted to create something it could be proud of as well as attracting extra income from functions and events.
"The pro shop is a really busy business here as well so we're looking at trying to redevelop the space that's purpose built for a golf shop because that's something that Warrnambool and the region doesn't have," she said.
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The club had received $5000 from the city council in 2019 to create a strategic plan for the site.
As part of a separate project, the club is also working on a course master plan which could see a driving range and practice facilities created - something Ms Scott said would aim to keep it in the top 100 golf courses in the country.
The club is in discussions with key stakeholders including Wannon Water and the Warrnambool City Council about what its options are. "Once you put a driving range in you've got to find land to cover the holes that you're taking out to put a driving range in," Ms Scott said.
"We're not looking at going outside of our boundaries. We're not looking at developing in the dunes or south of the boundary. We understand that's a protected area."
Ms Scott said the club was the home of golfer Marc Lieshman - something that attracted a lot of attention from golfers - and the club wanted to ensure the new clubrooms recognised that in a significant way.
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