On February 28, 1973 a public meeting was held in the Hastings Public Hall attended by 80 people. Councillor Cyril Fox
moved “That this meeting resolves to form a Golf Club in the Shire of Hastings.”
On April 18, 1973 a further public meeting was held and the Golf Club was formed and the draft constitution as
submitted was accepted.
Permission was sought and granted to utilise 141 acres of the exchange land for the construction of the Golf Course.
A co-op was formed; membership was sought with excellent response.
Greenmasters, a company formed by Eric Horne, Horrie Brown and Len Boorer drew up plans and construction began.
Construction surged ahead and a 10.3 million gallon dam together with several smaller dams were built. Working
bees were common and slowly 9 holes were developed to enable golf to be played. Over the next twelve months the
course was extended to 18 holes.Finally, on December 20, 1975 Club President, the late Kevin Phyland hit off from the
1st tee to officially declare the course open.
During the period since then, there have been many alterations, improvements and refinements made to the Golf Course
and clubhouse. Above all else Devilbend has continued to progress. There is little doubt that it will continue to
improve with the passing years.
What we see around us today is a memorial to the founders and to all those people who through their diligence,
foresight and application have made all this possible.
In October 1995 a new lease was signed to provide security of tenure for another 21 years. In addition more land
was included in the lease for the future development into a 27 hole course.