With spectacular scenery both on and off the course, beautiful spring sunshine and some of the top courses in the country, it’s a great time to Getaway on a golfing holiday to Merimbula. The hardest part will be choosing which course to play.
You can share the 27-hole course at Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club with local wildlife. Or try to avoid hitting the centuries-old gum trees on the 18-hole course at Bega. Other 18-hole courses in the area include Eden Gardens and heading north through beautiful spotted-gum forest, the Bermagui Country Club. This challenging seaside layout has great views of Horseshoe Bay and some of the best greens in the area.
The region’s feature course is the Tura Beach Country Club. Designed by Australian golf legend and five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson, and his design partner, world renowned golf course architect Michael Wolveridge, the championship course has million dollar ocean views and is only 5km from the heart of Merimbula.
The course is a great chance for golfers to really test their game. While the front nine is a more open style of golf, with the ocean views proving the greatest distraction, the back nine is more of a challenge as it winds its way through native bush land forest.
With significant water hazards, plenty of strategically placed sand traps and fast, breaking greens this can be a memorable round and, at times, a humbling experience. The layout is 6,018 metres and par 72 and has been rated number 17 in NSW and number 92 in Australia.
Be aware that this is no flat layout though, so if in doubt pick up a cart at the clubhouse. The modern clubhouse has a breathtaking panorama over the course to the ocean and is a great location for a meal or a refreshing drink after the game or anytime.
Merimbula Golf Courses
The Sapphire Coast is known as one of the countries best kept Golfing secrets. There are 5 quality courses within an hours drive of Merimbula, with easy access most days and some of the best value green fees you will ever pay.
Tura Beach Country Club is a Peter Thompson designed championship course with amazing views over the Pacific Ocean. The hilly layout will challenge all levels of golfers.
Pambula Merimbula Golf Club is a 27 hole resort style course set amongst natural bushland with kangaroos resting along the tree lined fairways
Bega Country Club is a true Country Club set amongst the tree and beautifully kept. You can get on to this course easily most days and you will be surprised how good it is.
Bermagui Country Club is another great golf course and definitely worth the drive with great views over Horseshoe Bay. The championship layout and amazing greens will make your day a great day out.
Eden Gardens Country Club is an open style country club layout with plenty of space, fresh air and freedom. You will feel like you are a million miles from anywhere as you wander around this course.