Travel

Bonville proves a fair way to spend a holiday

Bonville Golf Resort has returned to the top 10 in the Golf Australia Magazine's list of the top-100 Public Access Courses in Australia.
Bonville Golf Resort has returned to the top 10 in the Golf Australia Magazine's list of the top-100 Public Access Courses in Australia. Contributed

SUMMER holidays have seen a large increase in the number of visitors to Bonville Golf Resort.

Rain didn't discourage golfers with executive general manager Brad Daymond revealing overall rounds for December were up by 15% on 2013 figures.

"This capped off an amazing year with over 21,000 visitor rounds to complement 10,000 member rounds," he said.

"The majority of visitors come from the Sydney-Newcastle or Gold Coast-Brisbane with about 4% internationals with no particular country dominating the numbers."

Bonville Golf Resort is a different model to other golf courses in the region.

It is privately owned and Bonville is a true destination with the vast majority of the visitor numbers attending the Coffs Coast specifically to play the golf course.

In another fillip for the Resort, Bonville has returned to the top 10 in the Golf Australia Magazine's list of the top-100 Public Access Courses in Australia.

Each January, the publication voted as Australia's most-read golf magazine, publishes its list of what the judges consider the best courses.

Bonville has been in the top-10 many times before but had slipped just outside in the past couple of years.

This year's list sees the local golfing gem return to the coveted top-10.

Topics:  bonville golf resort, golf, tourism



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

The Cowper Federal Election candidates.

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

NSW withholds $350m in child education funding

LEASD CHILD CARE: Grace David, Carter Jambor, Maxwell Stewart, Ruby Home, Scott Lye and Lachlan Titmarsh (front), Orlando Honor, Tiarna Whiting, Zeyd Hutchings, Maddison Prossliner, Shannyn West and Dakotah Whittnal (back) at the under eights morning activities at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

NSW withholds $350m in child education funding

Upstairs Downstairs comes to Coffs Harbour

FINISHING TOUCHES: Volunteer Lisa O'Mara and Dr Leigh Summers setting up the exhibition.

Upstairs Downstairs comes to Coffs Harbour

Latest deals and offers

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest