• Greg Norman Golf Course Design’s Cathedral Lodge Named ‘Best New Private/International Course’ by GOLF Magazine

    • Cathedral Lodge
    Cathedral Lodge is an 18-hole private course north-east of Melbourne, on the Goulburn River near Alexandra in the Murrindindi Shire.

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL (November 16, 2017) – Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) -- the premier signature golf course design firm in the world – is honored to announce its latest design, Cathedral Lodge, has been named “Best New Private/International Course” by GOLF Magazine.

    Located two hours northeast of Melbourne and set in the stunning Yarra Valley, the ultra-exclusive Cathedral Lodge covers 300+ acres and is back dropped by the rolling hills of the Cathedral Ranges. The par-72, 18-hole championship course takes advantage of the Australian landscape’s running creeks, natural gorges and native flora and fauna to create a unique and memorable experience on each hole.

    The 7,023-yard layout is grassed with Santa Ana Couch and T1 Bentgrass, featuring five par-5s, five par-3s and a unique bunkering design. GOLF Magazine praises, “Greg Norman the architect is fast approaching the success levels Greg Norman the golfer.”

    “Words cannot express the pride and excitement I feel to receive this prestigious accolade by a magazine that is considered the gold standard in golf course design review and rankings,” said Greg Norman. “I am immensely happy for my team and for the Evans family who had the vision to build this special course. There is nothing else like it in Australia - or the world for that matter.”

    Privately owned and developed by Australian Entrepreneur David Evans and located on the family farm, Cathedral Lodge recently celebrated its grand opening on October 14.

    “Greg and his team have delivered a quintessential Australian masterpiece. It is everything that I dreamed for and more,” said Evans. “The stunning layout truly highlights the beauty of Australia and its landscape and we could not have asked for anything better.”

    To watch a video on the development of Cathedral Lodge, please click HERE.

    For more information: www.cathedrallodgegolfclub.com.au

    About Greg Norman Golf Course Design

    Since its inception in 1987, Greg Norman Golf Course Design has been one of Norman’s true passions in both business and life. His experience playing many of the world’s great golf courses over a 25-year career served as a catalyst to develop this interest and turn it into a thriving company. Today, GNGCD courses span the globe, covering six continents and 34 countries.

    GNGCD’s design philosophy is grounded in a “least disturbance approach” that blends golf courses with their surrounding environment to enhance the properties’ natural features. They are highly-regarded as an industry leaders in promoting sustainability and the compatibility of golf courses with the environment, with many projects having been awarded the coveted Audubon Society Award for environmental stewardship.

    For more information: www.gngcd.com