Outback NSW
Young Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 70
5618 M


Picturesque Young Golf Club has often been described as the "Jewel of the South West", and when you visit and play the course you will see why. Young is a beautifully prepared and conditioned layout, with lush kikuyu fairways that roll out before you like carpet, and very fast and true bent greens. Measuring only 5618 metres, it is not overly long; however the tree lined and undulating fairways combine to set a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Even in the harshest of droughts, the Young Course still maintains a superbly manicured condition thanks to the use of recycled water. Young Golf Club is a public course, and can be played in competition on any Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, or Public Holiday. Although the course is usually open to social play on most days, the best days for social golf are midweek, and Sunday. Full clubhouse and bar facilities are available every day except Monday, and catering can be arranged as well. The Pro shop is extensively stocked with every need for the golfer catered for, with the widest range of golf equipment in the area. Golf carts and buggies are available for hire also at the Pro Shop.

13 Reviews
I have played here quite a few times now and always find the course to be beautifully presented, challenging and fun to play. This last time, (December '14) it was in the best condition I have ever seen it. The many photos of the course on both this site and the Young Golf Club website are an accurate reflection of the outstanding condition that this course is kept in. The fairways are immaculate, lush and smooth, not a bad lie to be had anywhere. All the bunkers were well maintained and trimmed, and the couple I was in had a good sand coverage as well. The green surface was clean, smooth, fast and true. They always look well groomed, and with their slope and speed downhill especially, prove challenging to putt on. I also like the way the green surrounds have been extended a bit further from the greens to give a fairer opportunity to recover should your approach shot not finish on the putting surface. The course layout is interesting and always plays longer for me than what the card would suggest. I think this is due to the soft kikuyu fairways which obviously get well watered to get their near perfect surface, and the undulating layout. Last time I played here, the course was fantastic. I didn't think it was possible, but I am sure that it was even better this time. On condition alone, you would have to give this course five stars. I found it curious reading the other reviews that all except one gives this lovely course at least 4 out of 5 stars. Is this due simply to the time of year it was played (just coming out of winter) or for some other reason? Definitely at its best in the warmer months when other courses struggle from a lack of water. I would encourage you to try playing there yourself and see what I mean, especially through mid spring, summer and autumn. I am sure that you will agree with my assessment, and be keen to play there again.
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Very good condition in June 2014. The new greens keeper has made the greens some of the best and fastest you will find anywhere. Recent improvements to the bunkers have also given this layout a "Championship Course" feel. Plays significantly longer than the yardage. Best golf professional I have seen in a very long time; great conversation, help and course tips.
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Still measures 5618m Par 70 with four par 3s ranging from 145-208m, twelve par 4s ranging from 294-411m and two shortish par 5s ranging from 403-466m. The short-medium sized pine, gum and eucalypt tree-lined layout has undulating kikuyu fairways which were yellow/green in early September. The bent grass greens were smooth and quick and amongst the best, if not the best, in the area. The greens were mostly front-sloping and smallish so remember to be below the hole. The course has 25 bunkers but currently has 4 GUR bunkers, which may see 2 bunkers on the 7th, 1 bunker on the 10th and the left bunker on the 12th removed. There are also 5 small-medium sized storage dams/ponds on the course with most not coming into general play. Highlights include: the long 411m Par 4 straight 8th (index 1) which plays downhill to the bunkerless green with OOB homes on the far right; the 208m Par 3 bunkerless 13th (index 5); the 178m 16th (index 3) with OOB Jasprizza Avenue on your left with 3 new bunkers on the right along the 2-tier front-sloping green; the 155m slightly uphill 17th with a teeshot over some water to a green guarded by a bunker short right and the 348m straight uphill 18th (index 9) with 2 shortside bunkers left and right. I am not sure if I agree with the many 5-star "golf at its absolute best" reviews for Young as I am not really a fan of this hilly layout. The front nine seemed a little boring with you going up and back across the same hill with similar length par 4s, only to do it all again on the back nine. Excluding the 8th the Par 4s are a little weak on length with no long irons into the greens, whereas the par 3s are varied in length with the 16th being the pick of the bunch. Oh yes, and the two token par 5s were short and unchallenging. Although the back nine is shorter I felt it was more challenging and interesting than front nine. The course is located slightly higher than the CBD at approximately 440-480m above sea level. Course access is from William Street on the northern side of town. Young has around 7200 people and is actually located on the south-west slopes of NSW about 35km (or 20 minutes) north-west of Harden and 50km (or 30 minutes) north of Cootamundra and 70km (or 45 minutes) south of Cowra. Played here 6th September 2011 off the back plates in under 3 hours with $25 social green fees now and happy to Young is a well-conditioned course with excellent bent grass greens. Although, Young is a Par 70 course and both Cootamundra and Harden are Par 71 courses, all 3 courses are very similar in length with hilly layouts. Overall, a decent country layout and a friendly club despite Young having the better greens, I still feel Cootamundra has a better course layout than Young.
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I played Young this week for the very first time 27/10/09. I was very suprised at how challenging it was. The layout is great and several holes took me by surprise. I'll definately be back soon and recommend it to anyone that is thinking about playing there!
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I played the back 9 a few weeks ago with a mate, it was the first time i'd played at Young even though I live 40 minutes away in Cowra, but I found the differences were great. It's a beautiful lush course that is very challenging I think compared to what I am used too! I think I will be visiting more often!!! Congrats to the staff!!
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Im from the south coast i played it on a golf trip recently and i loved it what a course in the midle of the sticks some chalenging holes and some good birdie holes greens are very slick and fairways are bueatiful not a bad lie on the course i would recomend any one who is a golfer and is in the area to call in and have a game

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Golf Course Details
William Street, Young
Outback NSW, NSW 2594, Australia
Proshop: 0263821543
General: 0263825816