Golf surges in popularity
Golf is riding a new wave of popularity, and a great golf course can make a world of difference to your enjoyment.
Golf has experienced a pandemic-inspired boom, and interest in playing the game continues to increase across many demographics.
Leisure Manager Con Kalogiannis, who oversees the Michael Clayton designed 18-hole course at Healesville Country Club & Resort, says regular golfers are keen to resume their pre-COVID routines, while more young people are giving golf a shot.
“Some of the reasons for the increase in popularity relate to the seasonal nature of golf and the warmer weather, but there’s also those people who took up golf during the pandemic because it was one of the few activities you could still do,” he says.
Kalogiannis says many in-house guests play a round while staying at Healesville Country Club & Resort. There are clubs and golf carts for hire, and a green fee if you’re yet to become a RACV Club member.
A 2021 Australian Golf Industry Council report found that 9 million Australians are ‘interested’ in golf, while 5.8 million of those have not yet played a game (54 percent male and 46 percent female).