It?s Wayne?s world to a tee
WAYNE Grady mastered golf courses during his playing days and now a new challenge is being fine tuned.
The Australasian PGA Tour chairman, and respected golf commentator, dropped into The Great Barrier Reef International Resort on the weekend to look over the progress on the Links Golf and Country Club ? the first championship golf course he has designed.
Grady specifically worked through the final shaping of all tees and greens on his latest visit.
"It's quite demanding from the tee and the prevailing south-east winds will place a premium on accuracy and club selection,'' Grady said.
This 18-hole layout is nearing completion with Grady hopeful of hitting the course in March or April next year.
A final completion day is still at the mercy of the weather with the root system needing to be well established before golfers can hit the course.
This is a diverse course, playing along wetlands and the coastline, while the front nine is influenced by a system of lakes.