PROJECTS have been completed at the Oberon Golf Club which officials say are the most significant improvements made to course infrastructure in decades.
Club captain Barry Lang joined fellow officials and members recently to show state Member for Bathurst Paul Toole the transformation that has taken place in recent months.
The works have been completed thanks to backing from the NSW Government in the form of grants totalling $125,000.
This includes kilometres of underground irrigation and concrete cart paths, a new machinery shed, bitumen sealing of the club's car park and sealing of key roads within the course proper.
Mr Lang said members can't believe what a difference the improvements have made.
"It's been a game-changer for the Oberon Golf Club," he said.
"It's just incredible - unbelievable, in fact. Everyone involved has done such a great job.
"From club members such as Mick English and Robert McGrath who ensured we got real bang for our buck from the funding and the contractors who did the car park and roads, we couldn't fault anyone.
"Without doubt this is the biggest transformation we've seen here for decades."
Mr Toole said the improvements have taken the course to the next level.
"There's a control panel to monitor the watering system and even an optic cable running from the club to the new machinery shed, so it can be monitored from the clubhouse," he said.
"It's staggering to realise the extent of the works that have taken place.
"I think about 3700 square metres of seal and cart paths have been put in.
"I congratulate everyone at the club for their efforts.
"Oberon Golf Club is such a picturesque course and has so much untapped potential to help lure visitors to the region.
"Hopefully they will stay for a round of golf and then explore further local attractions such as Mayfield Garden, Jenolan Caves, Kanangra Walls, a spot of trout fishing, kayaking, the national parks, state forests, various local festivals and the great outdoors."