Bankstown Sports Group has confirmed the amalgamation of Bankstown Golf Club. As reported exclusively by Club Management in July, initial merger discussions took place after Bankstown Golf Club answered a call to action from Bankstown Sports in January 2022 which sought expressions of interest from clubs falling within a 50km radius of the Bankstown Sports Group’s south-western Sydney HQ.
“Bankstown Sports Group is powered by the mantra of making a difference, and we look forward to applying this way of thinking to the future of Bankstown Golf Club as we welcome the iconic club, and its members, to the Bankstown Sports family,” Bankstown Sports Group interim CEO, Michael Clancy said.
“This amalgamation will be of great benefit to the current business operation and we intend to not only preserve what is great and valued about Bankstown Golf Club, but enhance the existing facilities such as the Club House when the time is right.”
Bankstown Sports’ home offers a club space with various cafes and restaurants, in addition to a hotel, new office space in the Flinders Centre, and a new rooftop bar Lady Banks.
It already has under its umbrella Birrong Sports, Auburn Tennis Club, Baulkham Hill Sports, Bankstown City Bowling Club and The Acres Club in Greenacre. The merger takes the number of clubs in the group to seven.
Bankstown Golf Club is highly regarded for its fine course and well-appointed clubhouse.
Bankstown Sports Group said it is a natural step forward for Bankstown Golf Club that will drive further benefits for its current and future members of the clubhouse.
Established in 1928, Bankstown Golf Club is expected to put the amalgamation plan to members at a general meeting on August 23, according to the MOU.
The MOU proposes that after amalgamation, Bankstown Golf Club calls a general meeting to wind up the club to enable it to become additional licensed premises of Bankstown Sports which will support the golf club for 20 years.
A new clubhouse, brewery, distillery and seniors living on the Milperra site are likely part of the future plan for the merged club.