The Sapphire Coast offers a smorgasbord of golf courses, some internationally-acclaimed and each with its own unique style.
They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. ~ Gardner Dickinson
It’s been suggested that hitting a small white ball with a stick is a great way to ruin a good walk – but not if you play on the Sapphire Coast.
You can share the 27-hole course at Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club with plenty of 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, Bermagui and the glorious Tura Beach. It’s an extremely challenging course in its own right – but the million-dollar ocean views could also prove to be a big distraction!
Tura is a championship course designed by Australian golf legend and five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson, and his design partner, world renowned golf course architect Michael Wolveridge.
Tathra Beach was designed by another of Australia’s legendary players – Kel Nagle – and offers 12 holes (and more great views), while there are nine-hole courses at Mandeni Gardens (north of Merimbula), Cobargo and Candelo.
Mini golf and golf tuition is also on offer, so there is literally something for everyone, whether you are a pint-sized player, just starting out, or have years of experience under your Niblicks.
All the clubs have a range of facilities and refreshments on offer, so play a round or two with friends and then sit back and relax and enjoy the views.
Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club
The Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club offers regular raffles, bingo, trivia nights, Pokies, Club Keno, Sky and Fox Sports and regular entertainment.
Enjoy the new Coast Family Buffet. The Far South Coast’s new and affordable family dining with a spectacular view over Eden’s Twofold Bay and surrounding mountain ranges. Open for dinner 7 days a week and Sunday Lunches. Enjoy a wide assortment of international cuisine including Asian, pasta, seafood and traditional roasts with fresh salads, desserts, tea and coffee. Lunches are order off the menu and feature all the pub/club style classics including fish and chips, parmas etc.
Courtesy Bus available in the evenings. Ring the club on 6496 1577 for times and bookings.
The Club also has facilities at the Eden Gardens Country Club offering members and guests Golf and lawn bowls for both competition and social games. There is an Asian Restaurant, Chilipadi opened for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday to Sundays on site.
Eden Gardens Country Club
On site restaurant is the Chilipadi Restaurant, offering Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and Australian cuisine. They have an extensive menu for both sit down and take-away meals, open Tuesday to Sunday for both lunch and dinner. Ph: (02) 6496 4844 for bookings and takeaways. Go to to Eden Fishermen’s Club website to find the menu – http://edenfishermens.com.au/dining/chilipadi/
Golf bookings and inquiries can be made by ringing Pro Shop 02 6496 1054
Bowls bookings and inquiries ring 02 6496 1126
Eden Gardens Country Club – Golf
With plenty of space, fresh air and freedom, Eden Gardens Country Club is one of the best kept golfing secrets in Australia,
- Eighteen hole, lush, picturesque, par 71 golf course
- Putting / Chipping Greens
- Driving Range
- Hire carts and equipment
- Fully stocked Professional’s shop
- Well stocked Club house bar
- Club Keno
- Conference/function rooms
- Delicious Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Australian Restaurant
- Relaxing beer garden
The Eden Gardens Country Club is the ideal golfing location for your next weekend away or holiday.
David Sherlock is the resident Golf Professional at Eden Gardens Country Club. He has individual golf lessons by appointment, and hold regular golf schools.