THE Rich River Golf Club Resort’s renovations which started in May are expected to be complete by November.
The upgrade includes a new cafe, lounge, children’s room, sports bar and TAB to go along with the refurbished reception area which is already partly open and operational.
‘‘We are aiming to have the new sports’ bar and TAB open on Friday, September 15 and the new cafe and lounge areas open on Friday, October 20,’’ CEO Shane Gloury said.
‘‘The new upgraded reception area provides a modern and functional reception area with a better sense of arrival that will be enjoyed and appreciated by our members and guests.
‘‘The new cafe and lounge area will provide an ideal area for members and guests to enjoy a relaxing coffee, beverage and great food.
‘‘The new kids’ room is sure to be a hit among families and will be greatly appreciated, as parents can come along to the club and enjoy dinner and a night out together knowing their kids will be entertained.’’
Mr Gloury also said the new sports’ bar would service most of the ground floor in a refreshed form and the reinvigorated bistro area would bring new life into the club’s atmosphere.
‘‘The renovations project is very exciting for the future of the Rich River Golf Club and also the Echuca-Moama community and region.
‘‘When completed the upgraded facilities will bring state-of-the-art areas to the club and associated facilities that will be the envy of most other clubs in Australia.
‘‘The upgraded facilities will be enjoyed both by our loyal local members and the thousands of people that travel here each year, while also driving increases in patronage and visitation to our club and the Echuca-Moama region.’’
Although Mr Gloury has only been on board with Rich River for a couple of months, he said it was a crowning moment for the club.
‘‘It will be a proud moment for the team and everyone involved at the club who has been a part of this process ... the last major renovation was back in 2007 some ten years ago so these new renovations are a truly special milestone.
‘‘Each year we have more than 30,000 overnight visitors that stay in our on course accommodation facilities and we attract almost 100,000 visitors through our doors. We now have in excess of 11,600 members and we expect that this number will continue to grow when the renovations are complete.
‘‘Directly we provide employment for 200 people from the Echuca-Moama region and indirectly we provide considerable benefits for a number of other businesses in the region.’’