Outback NSW
Cowra Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 71
5977 M


Described by many as 'the Best Course West of the Blue Mountains', Cowra Golf Club features 18 holes of fully irrigated kikuyu fairways and very well maintained bent greens on a challenging 5954-metre, par 71 layout.

With four of the most challenging finishing holes on any course, playing Cowra Golf Course is sure to be a memorable experience. 

The Cowra township has a long, storied history, and the Cowra Golf Club is no different.

2004 saw the celebration of 100 years since a golf ball was first struck at the Cowra Golf Club. 




5 Reviews
Here is an unbiased review of Cowra golf course not from an affiliate of the clubmeasures 5890m Par 71 with four par 3s ranging from 129-189m, eleven par 4s ranging from 281-398m and three par 5s ranging from 441-520m. Established in 1904 Cowra golf course has kikuyu grass fairways with patches of winter rye grass with kikuyu grass teebeds. The 20-30m long bentgrass greens are fairly flat with subtle break and don't play overly fast. Apart from the 4th & 9th all holes are bunkered with a total of 39 bunkers on the course. There are no water hazards on the course. Highlights include the finishing 4 holes but also: the 382m slight bend left 9th (index 2) which plays uphill to a 30m long bunkerless front-sloping green; the short 281m straight 12th (index 17) with a fairway bunker 40m short left of the 40m long rear-sloping 2-teir green guarded by another 4 bunkers; the 361m straight 13th (index 9) with a narrower driving area with taller trees lining the fairways to a green with a bunker right; the 398m straight 15th (index 1) which plays similar to the 13th; the 189m 16th (index 3) with 2 shortside bunkers and the 361m straight 18th (index 5) which plays slightly uphill to a 30m wide but shallow green guarded by 3 bunkers. Overall, the back nine is more challenging with more bunkers but most holes play straight with the flag visible from the tee. The par 5s are well bunkered especially the 509m 6th with 3 fairway bunkers. The par 3s gradually increase in length and challenge as you warm into your round. Holes 1-4 are played up-and-back to the proshop then the back nine heads back out towards McDonalds and the town with Lachlan Valley Way on the leftside of most back nine holes. Easy, flat walking layout with mostly wide fairways. Played here 1st April 2012 through some light rain with $27 green fees. Despite the stronger finish at Cowra I don't feel the course is challenging to the more accomplished golfers. Cowra is large Central West NSW town of around 9500 people approximately 300m above sea level about 45 minutes north-east of Young and 1 hour south-west of Bathurst. Also do not forget that the best 9-hole grass green layout in the Central West at Blayney is less than 1 hour from Cowra. Not as challenging and well-conditioned as Bathurst, Dubbo or Duntryleague but on par with Young. Friendly members and staff. Worth a visit and take a look at the Japanese Gardens when in town.
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Played September 7, 2010 The drought has well and truly broken. The course looks green instead of the brownish layout I have played a few times in recent years. The turf is still patchy without an even coverage so there are plenty of ordinary lies on the fairways. The greens had been recently cored and sanded and it was still too early for the staff to cut the greens to normal height. When they can do this the greens will be fantastic. This is a testing layout although it has a few problems in the design with some holes encroaching on another hole in line of play. I enjoy playing Cowra and ready to include it on any trip into the region. This course needs support of the Council to get treated effluent for watering.I'd rate it more highly if you could get consistently decent lies on the fairways.
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Worth the drive. Overall a nice tidy course, greens were fantastic. I haven’t played here regularly for around 10 years, the loss of a few of the big character trees making some holes easier. They have added fairway bunkers on a few holes, and off the fairway is a good length. The course has come through the years of drought well.

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This layout is definitely worth a game. The greens were in great condition. Smooth and Quick!

Friendly Club and Staff.

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The Cowra course is a golfer friendly layout. Some challenging finishing holes with sloping greens.

Despite lack of rain the course was presented well and the greens were very enjoyable to putt on.

No water hazards and relatively easy walking. Good helpful staff a realy enjoyable experience

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Golf Course Details
Mees Road, Cowra
Outback NSW, NSW 2794, Australia
Proshop: 0263421211
General: 0263422299