South Coast
Callala RSL Country Club
18 Holes
PAR 68
4742 M


Located in the beautiful Shoalhaven region of Jervis Bay, Callala Beach features breathtaking views and a comfortable atmosphere. Situated near the white sand beaches of this tranquil bay is the unique Callala Country Golf Club.

Play a leisurely round of golf in a natural park-like location as native wildlife such as kangaroos and water birds roam freely across 18 challenging holes with  fully rated Par 68 (men) Course Length 4742m.  Par 71 (ladies) Course Length 4604m. Experience the solitude and unique sound of plentiful birdlife, as parrots, lorikeets, corellas and cockatoos abound. Whether you are looking for fun for the novice golfer or a testing course for the low handicapper, you’re going to love hitting the links!

3 Reviews
Here is an unbiased review NOT from a local is either too wet or too dry here. The course suffers from poor drainage as its carved out of the forest with acid sulfate soils. Measures 2727m Par 35 with fairways thinly covered and littered with kangaroo poo. Grass greens are slow and small. Teebeds are fairly flat and lush. Course has 20-30m tall tree-lined fairways with 10 bunkers. 1st/10th-287m is a straight hole with tall tree-lined fairway with lateral water hazard 40m from the green on the right within the is guarded by a short leftside bunker. 2nd-276m /11th-300m is another straight hole with water in front of teeboxes and all the way along the right, there is a long bunker 95-120m out from the bunkerless green on the right close the water hazard to avoid off the tee. 3rd/12th-169m plays slightly uphill to a green guarded by 3 bunkers. 4th/13th-445m the only par 5 on the course slightly doglegs right from 285m off the tee with a narrow landing area with overhanging branches over the fairway with a green guarded by bunker right. 5th-401m / 14th 365m is another straight hole with a temporary green 50m short of the normal green. Looks like a good hole but fairway is dirt-ridden with a thin grass covering. 6th-149m / 15th-162m plays slightly downhill to a green guarded by 2 bunkers left and right...and water further left. 7th-320m / 16th-331m slightly doglegs right from 170m off tee with lateral water hazard all the way along the left and on the right til about 140m out from the bunkerless green. 8th-300m / 17th-258m is another straight hole with lateral water hazard on the left and right and over the back of the bunkerless green, with another water hazard cutting across the fairway from 50m out of the green. 9th/18th-380m slight dogleg left from 220m off the tee to a deceivingly wide landing the tee you water drainage channels and lateral water hazards on the right however this ends about 190m off the tee...another water hazard from dogleg on the left to a green guarded by bunker left. I heard from a member in the RSL club that they plan more holes. Oh dear, I hope they do not add more holes here as they should spend more time and money on the 9 holes already here...they need better drainage on the fairways and overall better course conditioning...The fairways can get extremely slushy...I hit a 5 iron down the middle of the 7th fairway only to lose the ball which was buried in mud somewhere from its own pitch mark! If you want 18 holes there is Nowra, Worrigee Links and Sanctuary Point within 30 minutes...and even Mollymook, Gerringong, Kiama, Jamberoo and Shellharbour Links all within 45 why build more holes here. Played here 7/6/2011 with $15 green fees for 9 holes. Keep your expectations low and you will be pleased with the course. To get here: Follow Princes Hwy, Forest Road and Callala Beach Road for 25km or 25 minutues south-east from Nowra. Callala GC is near the northern shores of Jervis Bay and ok for the less frequent golfer.
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Well I am a local and the course is dry no more. This coming summer should see the fairways green up nicely. Yes our greens are small making you play the full short game with chip and runs and only some you can pitch to and successfully hold. The fairways are narrow and tree lined encouraging you to play straight and careful. A Sydney member playing off 4 took 3 years of regular comps here before he won a ball in the rundown – tells you something. We welcome all visitors to our comps – Vets Tuesday from 0730, Women Wednesday and Men’s Saturday from 0730. The RSL Club is situated conveniently in front of the first tee with outdoor covered BBQ facilities between the club and the 9th/18th. The Club has TAB, Keno and Restaurant. Come and test yourself at a great south coast course. Membership fee is currently $100 giving you full AGU/WGA membership and Golflink accesss. I give the course a 5 rating for frustration testing and credit to those volunteers who carved and created the course out of the forest it nestles in.

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Played December 06.

I don't expect much when I come across an RSL club 9 hole golf course in a tiny town but this was very surprisingly good.

OK, it's dry and there's some kangaroo crap but the course is certainly testing. The greens are good condition (quite small and reasonably well bunkered) and the fairways are dry and a bit patchy.

Set in a gum tree forest the fairways are lined with trees and there is well placed water throughout the course.

Par 35, 2727metres (ie not short) with six par 4's ranging from 276 -401 metres, one par 5 at 445m and two par 3s at 149/169m.

Pick of the holes would be the par 5 4th, a kink in the fairway makes strategy off the tee interesting. The follow up 400m par 4 is also a beauty.

All holes are fair dinkum interesting though. And I promise you this is not an advertisement from a local...I am surprised I am the first to review it.

My ratings are across the board (ie for RSL country clubs this is a bottler but in comparison to Terry Hills it's average) so it only gets 3 stars but if in area, pack a few balls and enjoy the test.

$12 for 9, $16 for 18.

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Golf Course Details
43 Callala Beach Road, Callala Beach
South Coast, NSW 2540, Australia
General: 0244465313