Putt, putt along to Rich River for a mini surprise

By Brayden May

RICH River Golf Club’s newest development might be mini, but it’s set to have a massive impact on the complex.

The club’s mini-golf course is set to officially be opened on Friday night as it prepares to take its entertainment offerings to the next level.

And based on a strong social media response, chief executive Shane Gloury is expecting the course to prove popular among locals and visitors to the twin towns.

‘‘We’re really looking forward to opening the complex to the public,’’ he said.

‘‘The best thing about mini-golf is the fact it is fun for all ages. It doesn’t matter if you have never played golf before.

“We believe we can now attract a range of different people.’’

The nine-hole course is set to benefit users of all lifestyles with opening hours between 8am and 10pm each day, with lights installed at the complex.

Mr Gloury will be joined by club staff and Murray River Council members at the official grand opening from 5.30pm on Friday, although the course will be open for use from 8am.

As part of the celebrations, Rich River Golf Club is offering a two-for-one lunch special from a selected menu throughout the day.

A buffet dinner will be served from 5.30pm, with reservations starting at $6.50 for children under five, $9.50 for children between five and 12 and $25 for adults.

Rich River’s Business of the Month raffle will be drawn at 7pm, with ticket sales starting at 5.30pm.

Prizes include six weekend getaways and five $100 travel vouchers from Flight Centre Echuca.

People wishing to attend can book by calling the club on 54813333 to avoid disappointment.