Golf by DesignÂ was commissioned to master plan, design and supervise construction of an 18 – hole championship golf course that forms the centerpiece of a new master planned residential resort community in Port Stephens, New South Wales. Notably, Golf by Design also successfully introduced a joint venture partner to this project, which ultimately enabled the developers to realise their vision.
This project entailed the integration of both villa style homes and semi – permanent homes within the golf course precinct, with a total of 350 lots on site in total. Through creative and skilled planning, golf course frontage, view lines and general amenity for the surrounding residences were optimised. In fact, the siteâ€™s planning was recognised by The Urban Land Institute of Australia and was awarded the best residential master plan for lots over and under 1000 in 2006. Whatâ€™s more, the course itself, which opened for play in April of 2005, has already been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 60 courses in Australia despite its relative infancy.