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Greg Norman's latest project - a private golf course for Melbourne investment banker David Evans

Greg Norman's latest project - a private golf course for Melbourne investment banker David Evans
Greg Norman's latest project - a private golf course for Melbourne investment banker David Evans

Greg Norman is designing a private golf course for the central Victorian property of the former Essendon AFL club president David Evans

The 18-hole private course is envisaged for the property north-east of Melbourne, on the Goulburn River near Alexandra in the Murrindindi Shire.

Norman and his design team walked the property with Evans on the weekend, according to Fairfax Media, with the prospect of creating something similar to the late Kerry Packer's Ellerston Hunter Valley private course which was completed in 2001.

The Perth-born Evans, who moved from Kew to Hawthorn with wife, Sonya after paying around $6.5 million in 2010 for the 1885 mansion, Woodfield, will turn 50 later this year.

Norman said the Evans property had perfect terrain and climate for a golf course.

Evans apparently met Norman for the first time at the Essendon-Collingwood Anzac Day match in 2013 with the former world number one golfer, and global golfing entrepreneur, now on the advisory board of Evan's Melbourne-based stockbroking and investment firm, Evans and Partners.

Local Alexandra golfers play at the Alexandra Golf Club on Gordon Street or at the course of the Stonelea Country Estate on Connellys Creek Road.

Ellertson (pictured below) in the upper Hunter Valley in NSW has been highly ranked on the bucket list of golfers. It ranks atop the all-time 15 private courses on the golf.com list.

Greg Norman's latest project - a private golf course for Melbourne investment banker David Evans

Last week Greg Norman launched of a marketing campaign seeking investors to build and operate a tourism project on Great Keppel Island.

Norman is the ambassador for the $2 billion Tower Holdings development on the island, which includes an 18-hole championship golf course designed by him.

Along with his Great White Shark Enterprises, global estate agents JLL have been engaged to source international investors.

The investment bank, Moelis & Company, has been engaged as lead financial advisor to the project by the owner, Tower Holdings chief, Terry Agnew.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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