Royal Canberra Golf Club, Yarralumla, ACT

role master planning, architecture value $5 million area n/a completed date current client Royal Canberra Golf Club

Royal Canberra Golf Club (RCGC) invited peckvonhartel to undertake a feasibility study culminating in a cost plan for proposed alterations and additions to the existing Club House. Since the redevelopment of the clubhouse in 1997 to remedy fire damage, the Club House has faced increased demand on available services and amenities by both playing and social members. With the nature of golf and ongoing social events, members and players have come to occupy the Club in ways not considered or provided for by the original design. This has resulted in the generally held perception that the existing facilities are disjointed, dysfunctional and do not fulfil the basic requirements expected of them.

Through extensive stakeholder and board consultation peckvonhartel established key aspirational targets and established a baseline strategy to deliver outcomes to improve the golfing experience. Throughout the early stage of the project, peckvonhartel prioritised new works that would appeal to the broader membership base and provide tangible, business benefits and improvements to the club.

Following the stakeholder consultation phase of works peckvonhartel presented a return brief along with three planning options to the client; these in turn were presented to the members for approval. The return brief’s objective was to provide clear design directives to improve the existing framework of the Club and to provide a feasible strategy for implementation. The outcome of these planning studies was to provide a guiding framework to achieve the fundamental principles of a premier golfing facility.

peckvonhartel is continuing to work with the Royal Canberra Golf Club during the preliminary sketch plan phase to deliver a premium golfing facility.