The multi million-dollar transformation of Broome’s picturesque golf club is in full swing and on track to be completed by the end of the year. Plans for the venue, known for its views of the Kimberley town and perfect green fields, were first unveiled in 2018. Works will incorporate a new clubhouse, a pro-shop and a restaurant and function space, as well as about 100 parking bays. The renovation is expected to turn Broome Golf Club into an attraction for locals and visitors, with a focus on the Asian market with hopes the town will establish a direct international flight link with Singapore. Construction of the project officially started last week when ground slabs were laid for the revamped clubroom, with the original facility demolished last month. The Federal Government provided a $5.1 million grant in 2018 for the works, which are being completed by Broome-based builder CWD and managed by the Shire of Broome. It is due to be finished by late December. BGC manager Bill Minns said it was fantastic to see the new clubhouse on the way. “It is going to be world-class, I think it is going to go crazy,” he said. “Part of this project was about capitalising on a potential increase in tourists coming from Asia. The head of Malaysian Airlines actually came and played a round of golf here a few years back and told me he wanted to bring people here to play golf but they would not sit in the existing clubhouse, which we used as a push for the facility.” Shire president Harold Tracey said the club would be another excellent hospitality venue to host community and commercial events. “With the spectacular views from the club, the venue will be another drawcard for locals and tourists alike,” he said. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the completed project would be “magnificent” for the town’s reputation. “The golf club will be a major drawcard and international tourists will flock to Broome even more than they are,” she said. “It has been underutilised until this point and I can see the potential, which is why I really backed them when they wanted the funding.” BGC has invested more than $4 million into the course itself over the past decade.