Oakleigh – Metropolitan Golf Club Clubhouse

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Photo by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Metropolitan Golf Club Clubhouse will allow industry best facilities and services to compliment one of the finest championship golf courses in Australia.

Basso Project Management worked hand in hand with Metropolitan Golf Club to ensure the clubhouse enhances services and surroundings for members and visitors.

Metropolitan Golf Club was formed in 1908 when farmland was transformed with magnificent plantations of Australian native trees and shrub. Over time, Melbourne suburbs grew up around the club.

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The club features the most famous specimen of red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) in Australia. This huge tree is heritage listed. Great care was required to be taken to guarantee building works did not impinge on this monumental flowering gum which was central to the site.

It is a focal point of the clubhouse. The building is designed to take greater advantage of views of the course down the 1st hole, 10th hole and 9th green as well as maintaining the iconic view down the 18th hole.

The master plan incorporates upgraded entrance and exit, improved security and safety, and environmentally friendly and efficient building with water harvesting and clever design to reduce future operating costs.

The clubhouse will take advantage of natural ground fall toward Golf Road and provide both split-level and below ground service areas, thus reducing the footprint of the building.

The Metropolitan Golf Club Clubhouse will assist in attracting demand for membership, golf visitors, corporate golf and function business thus maintaining vital revenue streams, as well as being a preferred venue for hosting golf tournaments.

“This project required extraordinary care and attention to detail. We had to be incredibly persistent to ensure all the stakeholders were happy with developments every step of the way.” Elia Basso, Director, Basso Project Management

Client

  • Metropolitan Golf Club

Role

  • Project Management
  • Superintendent

Challenges

  • Enclosed suburban site
  • Heritage listed tree in centre of site
  • Committee decision making
  • Constant client design changes