Place Development Australia today confirmed the appointment of Clublinks Management Pty Ltd as operator of the reimagined Links Kennedy Bay. The group will take over operations on 26 July, 2021.

The confirmation followed an exhaustive selection process to identify an experienced golf course operator with the required capability and capacity to manage the world-class golf course and clubhouse offering a restaurant, bar, alfresco terrace and golf shop.

Soon to undergo significant improvement and reconfiguration, the Links Kennedy Bay golf course sits at the heart of the new $425 million master-planned Kennedy Bay coastal development by Western Australia Beach and Golf Resort (WABGR).

Director for Place Development Australia, David Roberts said: “We are delighted to have secured Clublinks as the operator for Links Kennedy Bay. As the best golf operators in Australia, this is an exciting milestone in the delivery of the Kennedy Bay community and will act as a catalyst in creating a thriving new commercial, hospitality and recreational destination.

“Clublinks has proven capability to facilitate and maintain access to a high-quality golf course in a highly-dynamic environment.

“The team’s exciting vision, to deliver a healthy, vibrant, integrated and considered recreational and golfing precinct, very much aligns with our own. Clublinks is a first-class golf operator with a proven ability to engage with community and deliver highly-relevant recreational destinations that appeal to a broad audience.

“We are very confident in Clublinks’ ability to operate a dynamic, accessible and vibrant golf course and club house.”

Clublinks currently operates 10 facilities including five golf courses across Australia including Moore Park Golf (NSW), Bingara Golf (NSW), Centennial Parklands Sports Centre (NSW), UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre (NSW), Reserve Bank of Australia Fitness Centre (NSW), The Cut Golf Course (WA), Collier Park Golf Course (WA), Centenary Park Golf Course (VIC), Deakin Active (VIC), and Toodyay Recreation Centre (WA).

CEO of Clublinks, Anthony Lawrence said: “Clublinks are thrilled to partner with Place Development in the management of Links Kennedy Bay. We manage great facilities with terrific partners across Australia and the inclusion of Links Kennedy Bay fits with this.

“Links Kennedy Bay is a quality facility, evidenced by being ranked #10 in Australia’s best public access golf courses 2021. We are excited about the future, with the new clubhouse and course works enhancing this facility even further.”

Works on the Links Kennedy Bay golf course are due to commence shortly and anticipated for completion in 2023. Construction of the new Kennedy Bay Clubhouse is also nearing completion and set to open in October this year.

About Kennedy Bay

Kennedy Bay is a new multi-million coastal community that will see approximately 66 hectares of land developed over the next eight years to deliver 900 residential lots and a new thriving commercial and retail town centre.