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GOLFERS who enjoy teeing off at the Mossman Golf Club will get the rub of the green with Douglas Shire Council set to assist in securing continuation of the facility.

Council resolved to negotiate a price for the purchase of buildings and a 1.42-hectare block of land on the Captain Cook Highway at the turn off to Newell Beach.

The 18-hole golf course, which is open seven days per week, has a clubhouse with a licensed bar and dining area, commercial kitchen, golf pro shop, male and female change rooms and toilet facilities.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said this was an exciting purchase which would not only secure a popular community sporting facility into the future, but would also create a potential revenue stream for Council through its lease.

“The asking price is significantly lower than the combined value of land, buildings, fixtures, equipment and machinery, as assessed by an independent valuation done in July 2020.

“The golf course will contribute to Council’s asset portfolio and once the sale is finalised, it will be leased out to a community organisation to operate, creating a new revenue stream,” Mayor Kerr said.

The golf course is laid out over three different lots and Council resolved to approve a trustee permit for all three lots with Mossman Memorial Bowls Club.

The initial permit is for 12 months, with an option to extend for up to a further two years upon agreement by both parties.  Council Officers will be on hand to assist in the transition to ensure the club operates with limited disruption.

“The Mossman Memorial Bowls Club has capacity, and can demonstrate a proven track record in operating a sporting facility,” said Mayor Kerr.

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