Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course Opening in July

River of mud at Stonecutters RidgeYou’d have to be living under a rock to not know how bad the weather has been in Sydney this summer. Rain, and lots of it. So far, in 2012 we’ve had 34 days of rain – and it’s not even March! While our garden looks good (and 3 week old turf looks like it has been there for 3 months), it has caused headaches for the construction happening at the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course and clubhouse. What was supposed to be an April 2012 opening has now been pushed back to July – at the earliest.

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Is Ashlar Golf Club relocating to Stonecutters Ridge?

Stonecutters Ridge LogoStonecutters Ridge is a Greg Norman designed golf course. Beautifully landscaped across rolling hills, it’s designed to challenge even the most avid golfer. But while Greg and hisĀ  design company “Medallist” may have designed the course, they never intended on running it.

Early on in 2008, Ashlar Golf Club was approached by Medallist about possibly relocating their club to Stonecutters Ridge and jump starting SCR member base. This proposal was originally considered to be, more or less, a swap of land. Medallist would allow Ashlar to relocate at virtually no fee, and the club would hand over the land that the current course resides on – eventually to be turned into a new housing development. Though given a decent look, the lack of support by surrounding residents at Ashlar to provide adequate road access and the “economic climate” proved to be too difficult to push the move through, and the idea was shelved.

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