Australian media: Crystal Lagoons could help golf clubs24 April, 2017 / News
With golf numbers in decline and around half of Australia’s 1500 golf clubs in financial distress, US-based international technology company Crystal Lagoons may be the saviour that many are seeking.
Increasingly, the company, which creates unlimited size lagoons suitable for swimming, sailing and water sports, is being called on to establish a lagoon in reconfigured courses, allowing clubs to appeal to a wider leisure market, including families.
Last month Crystal Lagoons announced a 12.1 hectare crystalline lagoon on the Las Vegas strip that is proposed as part of redevelopment of an 18-hole golf course. The lagoon will be the centrepiece of a round the clock entertainment destination, offering an idyllic beach and lagoon for swimming, boating, sailing and paddle-boarding by day and the backdrop to fireworks by night.
German Rocca, the Sydney-based Oceania Regional Director of Crystal Lagoons, said the beachfront lifestyle offered by Crystal Lagoons presented golf clubs with a way to appeal to a wider market while retaining golf as their core purpose.
“The golfing industry knows they have a problem attracting young members and players,” said Mr Rocca. “In Australia the number of younger players is a fraction of what it used to be and that is because so few people can devote five hours to a round of golf.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.