Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and only 25minutes off the Hume Highway, about half way between Sydney and Melbourne, the Tumut Golf Club is a great place to break the journey and relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A variety of motels and camping grounds are available in the town.
Tumut Golf Club was established at it’s present site in 1940 with the construction of a nine hole, sand green course. Prior to this the course was situated on what is now the sports ground and sections of the Riversglades Caravan Park. Unfortunately this land was prone to flooding and the site was abandoned the following year. A second attempt was made in 1925 when the links were established at the racecourse. These links remained in service until 1932 when the course was relocated to private land at Stoney Creek. Following the release of land by the then State Forestry Commission in 1938 the club moved to it’s present location.
The club’s first President, Milton Archer, oversaw the initial construction of a nine hole , sand green course designed by Prospero Ellis. It is interesting to note that through the war years, with so many men away on active service, there was a total membership of nine men, each of whom was responsible for the upkeep of a hole. Thus began a valuable tradition of voluntary involvement which continues to the present day.
Over time both the course and the clubhouse have seen significant changes. The clubhouse, which was originally a small, wooden Forestry Cottage has seen several renovations to bring it to it’s present condition. Meanwhile the course has seen many changes. The most significant being the addition of a second nine holes, the upgrade to grass greens, several layout changes and the more recent addition of the “grey water” irrigation system.
Today the course presents a challenge to golfers of all handicaps with a number of small, elevated greens and narrow fairways.
The course also plays host a variety of wildlife, in particular a large number of Eastern Grey kangaroos.
Today the Tumut Golf Club offers members and visitors a beautiful golf course, pro-shop services managed by a PGA qualified professional, a warm and friendly clubhouse with dining, gaming and bar facilities.
The course is open 7 days a week and visitors are most welcome. Sets of clubs and motorised carts are available for hire through the pro-shop.
Apart from being one of the premier golf clubs in the South-West district the Tumut Golf Club also acts as a social hub for the district. It is home for a number of sporting, social and community groups and boasts a Footgolf facility as well. Weddings , parties, dances, functions, conferences and children’s parties are catered for in the clubhouse.
Our restaurant, serving Chinese meals is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through to Sunday and take-aways are also available. Dining on the verandah overlooking the course is a special delight in fine weather. In the evenings you may even see the wildlife (kangaroos) come in close to the clubhouse.
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BBQs on the verandah can also be arranged for special events.
A courtesy bus operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for the benefit of Members, guests and visitors. Please ring the Club to arrange a pick-up. Drop-offs will run throughout the night until closing.
President: Mr Geoffrey Brain
Treasurer: Peter Linnegar
Club Captain: Col Duncan – Neil Bye
Club Manager: Christina Lucas
Director: Ted Clarke
Director: Kim Power
Director: Bill Masters
Director: Ian McDougall
Pro Shop: Graeme Cheshire (PGA Member)
Pro Shop Staff: Helen Pearce
Course Superintendent: Ben Neilson