The first Swing City in Australia is now open in Norwest and it is set to entertain a broad range of guests, from serious golfers who can “virtually” play on many of the world’s best golf courses to beginners and families just wanting fun.
CEO of Golf Australia James Sutherland joined Hills Shire Mayor Peter Gangemi to officially open the state-of-the-art golf and entertainment venue on Wednesday, 15th Nov.
Swing City has been developed by Mulpha Australia in partnership with golf operator Avid Sports and comprises a 40-bay range with individual hospitality seating, a licensed restaurant, undercover and outdoor alfresco dining, corporate function facilities, 18-hole mini-golf, and other amusements.
It is the first golf driving range in Australia to offer the Inrange ball tracking technology which combines radar tracking with algorithms to allow patrons to accurately record the full flight of their shot on a shorter than normal range.
It enables players to not only improve their game, but also to compete in a range of challenges, including games, longest drive, nearest the pins and virtual play on many of the world’s most famous golf courses.
The immersive experience will appeal equally to serious players wanting detailed shot analysis, training tips and match play simulation; someone holding a club for the first time; or family and friends having a fun night out using the multiple game-play options.
James Sutherland said: “Swing City is a fantastic addition to the Sydney golf scene. It’s a state-of-the-art golf entertainment facility in the north-west that offers something special for golfers of all ages and abilities.
“Full credit to Mulpha for responding to golf’s increasing popularity … the facility will make a huge impact – serving existing golfers in the region and providing great experiences for newcomers to the game.”
Hills Shire Mayor Dr Peter Gangemi said it was a fantastic addition to the area. “As our community continues to grow, the need for enhanced recreational opportunities becomes increasingly important.
“It’s fantastic to have a facility that caters to both passionate golfers and families and individuals looking for entertainment, especially with the rise in golf participation.”
Mulpha CEO, Greg Shaw said: “Swing City is a game-changer, for golf range-play, and for sporting and hospitality facilities in Norwest and the broader Hills district. Mulpha has combined our specialist operating experience in hospitality, entertainment and leisure with our proven track record in development to create a truly unique concept.
“It offers a broad range of golf, leisure and entertainment facilities in a family-friendly environment to meet the growing demand in the area while making golf fun, easy and accessible for a broad range of players.
“As the Master Developer of Norwest, Mulpha is excited to bring this leading-edge entertainment facility to support the rapidly growing Norwest residential and corporate community while creating new employment opportunities in the area.”
Mulpha has partnered with Golf Australia to create a $60 million Play Golf Fund to facilitate development of additional Swing City venues on both public and private sites.
Mr Shaw said: “Discussions are currently underway with a number of local councils, golf courses and private landowners for future Swing City sites.”