Torquay Golf Club

Discipline : Surveying

Client : RACV

Location : 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay

Consultants : Tomkinson Group, Kane Constructions, Wood Marsh Architects, Winward, ARUP, Slattery

Council : Surf Coast Shire

The RACV development at Torquay Golf Club was a $95 million development including the construction of a complex encompassing a 100 room 5-star hotel, conference facilities, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts a gymnasium and a reconstruction of the existing 18 hole golf course.

Tomkinson Group provided surveying services to the principal contractor, Kane Construction, in a wide range of areas including set out of the building in preparation for concrete pours and assembly of precast structures, hydraulic services (plumbing), and lighting in areas surrounding the main building.

A key feature of the project is the extensive use of rammed earth for both internal and external walls, some of which extend up to 7m in height. The scale of the rammed earth construction is the largest undertaken in Australia.

Since completion, RACV’s Torquay Golf Club has won the 2014 Australian Institute of Building’s award for Professional Excellence Commercial Construction, and in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards made the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Australia.

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