IT'S the one hole that even if you're the worst golfer on the planet, you'd still get a hole in one.
Buninyong Golf Club is well on the way to drought-proofing itself with the construction of a new 19 megalitre dam which will double the club's water capacity going forward.
Trucks are digging the enormous dam, with it expected to be completed within just four weeks.
Buninyong Golf Club president Ron Delaland said the new dam was costing the club about $140,000 with the whole project involving extra works estimated to cost just on $160,000.
"Because the clay is so good, it's the best stuff you can get apparently," he said.
"It was always a case, if the dam itself was to cost $10, to line it would have meant it would cost $20, so it's a good result.
"We've been lucky this year, that the weather has allowed the course to be in the best condition it's been."
The construction of the new dam comes as the club looks likely to change its plans regarding the future of the popular clubhouse, which was earmarked for demolition, with a new one to be built.
Initially, the club had expected to demolish the 25-year-old clubhouse and build a new, smaller model.
It's now hoped that the club will be able to lease out the top floor and be able to renovate the bottom floor for its members.
"We are going to spend half-a-million on the clubhouse at some point," he said.
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"Our next major event after this will be the upgrading of the club house. Most likely, it's now staying where it is, but all of that has to go to the members first before that's confirmed.
"People really like that building, it's a Taj Mahal from the outside, but in 30 years it hasn't made us hardly any money. But whatever we do, we will go through the members first."
The works on the new dam are part of a multitude going on or near the club, with works having started on the new CFA station on the adjoining land to the east of the course.
The new volunteer-run facility will replace the more-central to the township, Learmonth Street headquarters and will be able to run meetings, training and conduct equipment maintenance. Plans for the new building show there will be space for parking for up to three emergency vehicles and their equipment in an area which also includes a three-bay motor room, workshop and storage rooms.
The western side of the building would include an office, turn-out rooms, multi purpose room, kitchen and toilets. There will be up to 32 off-street car parking spaces to the rear of the building, with 17 spaces sealed and 15 unsealed spaces for times of high use.