It is pleasing to report substantial progress continues in relation to the project to redesign the Gunnamatta course. The revised layout and new golf features have really started to take form and I am certain members will be very pleased with the outcome.  All of the newly turfed areas on the playing surfaces are maturing nicely. The Board will make a preliminary decision on the likely opening date of the new course by the end of February, taking into account a recommendation from Management and independent consideration and advice from a senior agronomist.  The recommendation will likely contain several options for the Board to consider in relation to the course opening.  At this stage it is not expected management will recommend an opening date before the end of March 2019 and members will continue to be updated as more certainty around the opening date and the arrangements for play become known.