North Coast
Karuah Golf Club
9 Holes
PAR 71
5072 M
8 Reviews
This course is (mostly) fun to play, it's main drawback is the idiotic pin placements that continue to get offered (particularly when a medal or bigger event is on). The two guys who apparently do them have no idea, the placements seem to cater for people either not shooting low scores (because it's short) or for players who solely use "soft" balls. The green surfaces, whilst not too fast (faster is better) are not smooth enough for the placements offered. When you see members they tell you not to carry the ball onto the greens, not a very good recommendation for a small country course!!! Wake up and let the average member have fun!! If someone has a really low score who cares!!
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Now I am never going to rubbish a golf course that is in a small town.  Played recently after hearing all the greens had been redone.  A lot of the greens struggled with decent grass covering.  Hopefully summer will sort that out.  Otherwise a couple of nice little holes.  Like many small courses a few trees in awkward sports and it was difficult to get the ball stopped on the small greens with approach shots. 

$15 9 holes, $20 18 holes for non members is a bit much.  As also previously commented, if you're in the area travel 25 minutes up the road to Bulahdelah for a better golfing experience.

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I play regularly at this course, handicap varies between 9 - 11. For a 9 hole course its in fantastic condition. All greens have been rebuilt & increased markedly in size, they are very tricky if you hit them in the wrong spot, large swales, long pretty fast putts, theyre a great challenge! Fairways are really good & the rough has been thinned out which suits me! The Kangaroo's are friendly & you can get an unhurried game at any time.

Well worth a visit.
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The course is rubbish. Probably gets a start on the podium for worst course that I've played. Deserves zero stars.
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Since the completion of the Karuah Bypass in 2004, traffic passing through the town and the golf club has declined. The club relies on generous volunteers and a strong community to keep the course functioning.  The 9 hole layout is quite short at 5226m and includes reachable par 5’s and the longest par 4 at just 339m. The main feature at Karuah are the stand alone trees in the fairways that punish even a well hit tee shot. On 3 fairways, tall gums impede your view down the fairway and on the par 5 7th/16th in particular, your second shot is blocked and careful navigation is needed to avoid a messy score. Highlights include the sharp left dogleg par 4 3rd/12th with OOB lurking right and the par 3’s both have water in play. The 4th green in particular is guarded by two bunkers and has a large dam to clear. There is currently construction of a new 1st green and a temporary pin is in place. Along with this, the other greens have recently been cored with plenty of grass and sand left on the surface. Understandably, clubs need to maintain courses, but charging full price with terrible putting surfaces is unreasonable. $20 is questionable with this standard and if you travel 30 minutes up the road Bulahdelah charge $10 midweek with impeccable greens.  Karuah is a great track for beginners with some short holes but the more serious golfer should look elsewhere with numerous options within an hour in both directions. 

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Played here twice in August 2014, one dry one wet. There's a big difference as some parts were badly affected by rain and very soggy on a number of green surrounds, although the greens remained pretty firm. The course has come well over the years since I first played. Condition is generally ok. greens are small and firm so the player needs to able to stop the ball, not rely on the green to do it. Good variety of holes, if using a driver you need to be able to shape the ball to suit. Couple of bunkers, a few funky trees in tricky spots but all in all worth a game, particularly as it's a walk up start most days (comps Tuesday (Vets??) and Saturday). As stated in other reviews a bit pricey for 9 holes ($15).
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Golf Course Details
Pacific Highway, Karuah
North Coast, NSW 2324, Australia
Proshop: 0249975857
General: 0249975693