After several years of uncertainty, the future of the historic Antill Park Country Golf Club in Picton has been firmly established through the recent signing of a 30-year lease. The Wollondilly Shire Council approved the tender for operating and managing the iconic golf course late last year.
The lease encompasses a substantial capital investment plan for the site over the next five years, featuring the construction of a new golf clubhouse building and a 10-room motel. Additionally, the barn will be repurposed for food and hospitality services, and the Jarvisfield homestead will undergo renewal for sustained office use and a ground-level meeting space.
In collaboration, the Golf Club and Council have formulated an extended and more diverse membership program for the Wollondilly community. This program includes provisions for a Kids Zone/junior golf, a female golf market, and a strategic long-term initiative to elevate the course to a ‘Tier 2’ standard. The community can anticipate enhanced facilities and opportunities resulting from these positive developments.
Wollondilly Council Mayor Matt Gould congratulated the golf club on the tender.
“Council has always been committed to Antill Park Golf Course remaining an 18-hole public golf course, acknowledging its value to the town Picton and the whole Wollondilly Shire,” said Gould.
“This fantastic outcome is really positive news for our community, and I look forward to seeing the Club grow and deliver these amazing improvements for everyone to enjoy.”
In other news, Wollondilly Shire Council has also approved Metro Property Development’s (Metro) $50 million Bingara Gorge Country Club.
The contemporary pavilion-style venue is designed to host 800 to 1000 people. It includes a family-friendly bistro and bar, a spacious outdoor play area for children, a beer garden, a sports bar, and several versatile function spaces.
Construction is expected to start on the Country Club mid-2024 with completion late 2025.