Bonville hits up 500,000

VOTED as Golf Magazine's Favourite Golfing Resort in Australia for the past two years, Bonville International Golf Resort achieved another massive milestone yesterday when the 500,000th round was played since the course first opened in January 1992.

The magic mark was achieved by one of the 36 players in the 'Legends' golf group, a group of Sydneysiders who have visited the Coffs Coast to play and stay at Bonville International for the past 15 years.

To commemorate this milestone each member of the group received a special Bonville gift.

'Legends' golf group organiser Andrew Dihm was pleasantly surprised to hear the announcement that his group tipped the figures past the half million mark.

"We've been coming since Bonville opened and will be coming back for our annual four days of golf, golf and more golf at Bonville for many more years to come," he said.

"Hopefully we can be the millionth players as well."

Bonvilles general manager, Brad Daymond, has been monitoring the numbers since January and is pleased the significant day arrived ahead of his earlier predictions of mid to late September.

Of the 500,000 rounds played, more than 350,000 of these have been played by visitors to the Coffs Coast, highlighting the significance of Bonville International Golf Resort as a Coffs Coast attraction.

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