Forster Tuncurry Golf Club’s original layout at Forster is the one that most travelling golfers overlook. The 1950 9-holer was designed by A.W. East from Sydney, another couple of holes were added in 1952 then additional land was secured to extend the Forster seaside course to a full eighteen holes in 1970.
Byron Bay Golf Club lies close to Cape Byron Lighthouse, the most easterly point in Australia. In 1983, the original 9-hole course was doubled in size and it’s been described as “the best kept secret on the North Coast of NSW”.
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.
Formed in 1965, Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club had a 9-hole course in operation within twelve months but it took until 1979 before an 18-hole layout with grass greens was in play. A decade later, a third nine was added to cope with demand.
The front nine tree-lined fairways at Mona Vale Golf Club are set away from the coast, with the more open back nine routed closer to the shoreline, where fresh ocean breezes can exert an influence on these links-like holes.
One of two well-regarded 18-hole layouts at Cobram Barooga Golf Club, the West course features fabulous couch-grassed fairways lined by gum trees and beautiful bent grass greens, where holes are a little more open than those on the Old course.
Situated outside Primbee, on the northern spit that separates Lake Illawarra and the Pacific Ocean, the course at Port Kembla Golf Club has recently introduced a large-scale water management system to provide ideal playing conditions all year round.
Nestled in the heart of the Eurobodalla Coast, between the mountains and the seaboard, the Moruya Golf Club course lies inside the Moruya Showgrounds, occupying around 90 of the 110 available acres.
Local golf enthusiasts originally formed Hawks Nest Golf Club and the club is run on a non-profit basis. The course is routed across sandy land and is situated in the Great Lakes region of NSW.
Laid out on Stuart Island, close to where the Nambucca River spills into the Pacific Ocean, the fairways at Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club occupy just about every available square metre of a compact 80-acre coastal property.