Neil crafter - golf course design curator

Watermark Residences - Golfer teeing off

As the owner and co-principal of crafter + mogford golf course design group, Neil Crafter is a pioneer in the field. The group has a portfolio of more than 70 projects across Australia and Asia, from small country golf clubs to prestigious city clubs ranked in Australia’s Top 100.

In a ground-breaking collaboration with Chatswood Golf Club, Watermark Living and Pariter, Neil has reimagined the original course to be played in nine, 12 or 18 holes. The entire green space of the golf course has been preserved while creating an industry leading golfing experience.

Watermark Residences - Birds eye view of mapped course Golf Course Plan, Chatswood Golf Club

MEETING THE NEEDS OF MEMBERS OLD AND NEW

Chatswood Golf Club took an innovative approach in designing the new course to meet the needs of both existing club members and new members. The setting for Watermark Residences is idyllic –perched high on the escarpment of a natural bowl, with lush fairways and surrounding native vegetation. The vision for the landscaping of the new Chatswood Golf Course is to provide recreational amenity and a sense of serenity for residents.

A dramatically beautiful golf course provides the focus for views from the retirement residences, with ponds, water features, manicured turf and beautiful landscaping. Industry leading golf facilities are immediately accessible, including a natural turf putting course based on the famous ‘Himalayas’ putting course at St Andrews in Scotland and a high-tech short driving range for golf practice using the latest ball-tracking software.

To build on the heritage of Chatswood Golf Club, Neil and his team reimagined the course to retain as much of the existing vegetation as possible. At the same time, they pioneered a move to an innovative, low-maintenance 12-hole course, with the capacity to play 18 holes. Whether you choose to play a short game or spend a whole day on the course is up to you.

“THE UNIQUE OFFERING OF GOLF AND MEMBER FACILITIES BEING PROVIDED WITHIN THIS BEAUTIFUL VALLEY SETTING WILL POSITION THE CLUB AS A MARKET LEADER IN THE GOLF INDUSTRY.”

Neil Crafter
Co-Principal and Founder Crafter + Mogford

Watermark Residences - Golf Designer Neil Crafter