Published on Mar 9, 2020
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Australian Golf Digest has announced that it has launched an initiative encouraging golfers across the country to ‘Play here, stay here’.
Nick Cutler, Managing Director of Australian Golf Digest said “We have heard directly from the courses themselves and tourism bodies how the bushfires have directly impacted traffic, and now the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it’s almost the perfect storm.”
Editor-in-Chief Brad Clifton said “Golf can inject much needed cash into the local economy, stimulating tourism in areas that so badly need it.”
Australian Golf Digest aim to produce a local travel editorial over the next 12 months and in addition will push the message via social media channels encouraging golfers to play and stay right here in Australia.
“It won’t just be your mainstream golf tourism locations that will be a main area of focus. We have some truly breathtaking and affordable golf off the beaten track that our audience needs to experience, particularly in regional Australia” said Clifton.
Cessnock City Council officially launched the Golf Hunter Valley brochure earlier this year showcasing the Hunter Valley to many of NSW’s amateur and elite golfers, to bolster the region’s reputation as a prime location to visit and enjoy the regions golf courses.
Council partnered with Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Hunter Valley Golf Club (Crowne Plaza), The Vintage Golf Club, Kurri Golf Club and Branxton Golf Club to promote the region’s golfing assets.
The Vintage and Cypress Lakes were judged by Australian Golf Digest among the top 100 courses in Australia, offering unique, picturesque, beautifully presented and challenging courses.
Clifton said “We want everybody to share their experiences of playing golf in Australia and educate one another on why these fire-ravaged regions remain critically important to the footprint of Australian Golf, not to mention memorable places to play.”
Budding golfers are encouraged share their golfing experiences across the country by using hashtag #playherestayhere to promote the social media campaign.
Download your Golf Hunter Valley brochure here