Nambucca Heads Island GC

Nambucca Heads Island GC- hole 2Nambucca Heads Island GC- hole 2  

Located on New South Wales northern coast, Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club occupies a unique location on Stuart Island.

The Nambucca River meets the Pacific Oean close by, and water dominates every vista

It is a glorious setting!

 

Nambucca Heads GC signNambucca Heads GC sign

The golf course is squeezed into the 80 acre island property with nothing to spare.

 

Nambucca Heads GC- holes 2 & 13 greensNambucca Heads GC- holes 2 & 13 greens

Originally Nambucca Heads was a 9 hole course and was built after World War Two.

It wasn't until 1992 that the club engaged noted architect Ross Watson and upgraded to 18 holes.

The par 69, eighteen hole course now plays to 5281 metres off the back markers, and although short demands accuracy both off the tee and for the approach

Tight fairways lined by she oaks and paper bark trees dictate play.

There are doglegs aplenty and whatever you do, you must position your ball off the tee to allow a view of the green

 

Being near enough to dead flat, and only marginally above sea level, the course is ideal for walking golfers.

It is however subject to flooding.

We visited a few weeks after a particularly heavy rain period had resulted in some water damage, but the team already had the course back in decent shape

The slightly raised bent grass greens were in good shape.

 

 Notable holes include:

- hole 1, a 354 metre straightaway treelined par 4 running down the island's coast. The setting is fabulous!

 

Nambucca Heads GC- holes 1 & 9Nambucca Heads GC- holes 1 & 9

 

- hole 2, a par 5 hard on the coastline with views to kill for..

 

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 2 greenNambucca Heads GC- hole 2 green

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- hole 5, a challenging par 3 over a creek to a raised green

 

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 5Nambucca Heads GC- hole 5

 

- hole 11, a longer par 5 with water carry off the tee

 

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 11 ladies teeNambucca Heads GC- hole 11 ladies tee

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 11 greenNambucca Heads GC- hole 11 green

 

 

- hole 12, a short par 4 with water right

 

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 12 teeNambucca Heads GC- hole 12 tee

 

- hole 13, a lovely short par in it's own dell with water ominous long 

 

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 13 teeNambucca Heads GC- hole 13 tee

Nambucca Heads GC- hole 13 green aerialNambucca Heads GC- hole 13 green aerial

 

Nambucca Heads Island Golf Course is a nice course in a spectacular location.

It is an easy walk, and although short it can and will challenge a golfer's ability to stay in play, and play to position.

And there are some truly spectacular holes.

Recommended! 

 

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