The small town of Batemans Bay is the closest seaside town to Canberra, making it a popular holiday destination for residents of the nation’s capital city. Golf was first played here in the 1920s when a 5-hole course was brought into play in the centre of the local racecourse and a decade later the layout had been extended to nine holes.
In the 1950s, the property became the Catalina Estate, named after the flying seaplanes that the owner used to fly guests into the premises from Sydney, then Al Howard doubled the size of the course to eighteen holes during the 1960s. A third nine was introduced in the 1980s.
Wayne Grady devised a master plan for the club at the start of the new millennium and improvements were made to a number of holes. More recently, Harley Kruse produced a Course Improvement Plan which has focused on tree removal and better management of the native vegetation. New tee and green complexes for the 15th hole have also been introduced.