South Coast
Catalina Country Club
27 Holes
PAR 72
6071 M


Twenty-seven championship holes of easy-going action, free from mountain climbing and back breaking bunker shots. Flat landscaped fairways give you the green carpet treatment in every sense of the world.

The courses are known as The Red, The White and The Blue and can be played in any combination due to the layout employed at Catalina Country Club. The combination of The Red and The White course gives a total length of 6,071 metres, The Red and The Blue gives a total yardage of 6,075 metres and The White and The Blue gives a total length of 6,074 metres.

14 Reviews
Played here in April 2019 during the Easter Break. Lovely 27 hole course (played 10 to 27) in great condition. Will be back.
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This club has undergone a transformation. A totally new Board and General Manager are in place, which is a breath of fresh air. The old toxic Board and CEO are no more. Already this has resulted in a major improvement in course condition. When I played there recently, the fairways were pristine and the greens were firm and fast. The recently held Bay Open was superbly managed by the new team. Their organisation of the local Pennant semi-final was equal to anything  you would find in Sydney. Given that this course is fair, is a comfortable walk and is in good condition - it is easily the best golf venue on the south coast. I played at Narooma a few weeks ago and yes it has some spectacular holes - but course condition is not a patch on Catalina these days. 
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Worst experience in 30 years of organising golf trips all over Australia.  Accepted a booking for 18 players on a Saturday at 9.30am on understanding there may be a 30 minute delay after 9 holes (no problem - time to have a break).  1 hr 45 minute wait between 9s and then found out they had a timesheet with tee times until 12.52 so they knew all along the wait would be this long.  7 hours all up tpo complete 18.

Was then booked in te following Monday at 7.45am (flights to catch that afternoon) having been told this would be fine and on teh Saturday was informed tere would be another wait between 9s because a veterans group was booked to play at 7.20 off 2 tees.  Bookings were made 4 months before play and checked 2 weeks out.  Staff even rang me 2 days before.  When seeking a solution I was finally contacted by the CEO,  who may be the rudest person I have ever met in golf who had no interest in solving the problem and even used the term "listen champ" - complete arrogance.  I have no problem with the course but if you want a better experience - Mollymook, Narooma or the good folk at Moruya (who kindly helped us out on Monday with a smile on their face) are better options.  Never again Catalina - you've lost this group.

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Played the read and white course on 14 November 2014. On the day I played, Catalina was in great condition. Well kept tee boxes and fairways and the greens were fast and straight, but consistent. Nice little touches include painted hazard lines, although the two shots of mine that went into the hazard were well in so I did not particularly need the benefit of the hazard line. Visitors are asked to play from the yellow tees which shortens the course drastically and can make you feel like you have played better than you might have if you were playing from the blues/whites. For the straight hitter, this means a lot of half wedges to the green on par 4s and a mid iron to make the par 5s under regulation. Feels good to make a par 4 green in one though, which I managed to achieve on the 10th hole. As other reviewers have said, the course is fairly flat. I have also played the blue course on another occasion. The white course provides the most undulation, so ask the pro shop staff if you can include it if only playing 18 at a time, otherwise you may find your round a bit repetative. As for the experience, I got held up by a pair of members from the 2nd to 9th holes and was not waved through until the 10th. Not sure if they were in the middle of a competition round but as a general rule I don't ask to be let through - I only take it up if I am offered to. They were walking and on the day I also managed to jag one of the newer carts, which made for very quick time between shots. Front nine took 2 1/2 hrs and the back around 1 1/2 with a clear run. After playing four courses in the South Coast region in the last three weeks, I must say that the average ratings of each don't match up to my recent experiences. I played Kangaroo Valley, Nowra, Worrigee and Catalina between 30 October and 14 November. I rate Catalina as a shared top pick with Worrigee.
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Holes 1-9 (Red) measures 3039m Par 36 with two par 3s ranging from 136-186m, five par 4s ranging from 297-376m and two par 5s ranging from 481-501m. There are 18 bunkers. Begins with a short par 4 and most of the holes after the 297m-1st are fairly straight with a slight fairway bend left or right. All holes apart from the par 3-7th are bunkered. The two par 3s are probably the best holes. The 186m-5th requires a teeshot over the pond to a long green guarded by 3 bunkers. The 136m-7th requires another teeshot over a pond to a 30m wide 2-tier front-sloping green with the red stakes up to 5m short left and also 10m left of the green edge. Holes 10-18 (white) measures 3010m Par 36 with two par 3s ranging from 140-178m, five par 4s ranging from 313-377m and two par 5s ranging from 438-470m. There are 18 bunkers. Like the red course with tree-lined fairways and mostly bunkered holes. Some good holes include: the 365m straight 10th with a fairway bunker right about 220m off the tee to a wide green guarded by 3 bunkers; the 178m 11th with a large storage dam behind the elevated tee to a wide green heavily bunkered on the rightside; the 140m 14th with a teeshot over another pond to a 30m wide and 15m long bunkerless green which has water 2m from the front edge and right edge of the putting surface; and the signature 356m slight dogleg right 17th with a dramatic view from the elevated tee to a fairway littered with 4 fairway bunkers at the dogleg right corner and the large storage dam far left. The water is not generally in play but, for the longer hitters, the fairway bunker on the leftside at the dogleg corner requires a teeshot of 250m to clear the bunker. The 25m long 17th green is also guarded by 4 bunkers. With 9 bunkers the 17th hole is quite easily the most bunkered hole on the course. It is worth noting that the 373m 15th has the tiniest green on the course at only 15m long and 10m wide. It is also worth noting that the 17th tee is the highest point on a relatively flat course. Arguably the white course (holes 10-18) is the most challenging layout at Catalina. Holes 19-27 (blue) measures 2960m Par 36 with two par 3s ranging from 161-190m, five par 4s ranging from 321-364m and two par 5s ranging 450-451m. This is the most bunkered layout with 20 bunkers. Slightly more bunkered than the red and white courses but the blue course is the shortest 9-hole layout at Catalina. The par 5s at the 21st and 26th holes are quite short. The best hole is the signature 190m 23rd which is the longest par 3 and rated the hardest hole on the entire 27-hole layout. This par 3 requires a long iron to a green guarded by a bunker short left and a pond 5m right of the putting surface. The SIX par 3s are probably the highlights here with most having water coming into play and bunkers to avoid. The SIX par 5s are quite similar and probably the weakest aspect of the layout. Out of the FIVETEEN par 4s on the course none of them are overly long and challenging. Most par 4s are generally short and play similar to each other. Not so challenging for the better golfers but reasonably challenging for its older members. Overall, the course conditioning is quite impressive: the medium-to-large sized bentgrass greens are reasonably smooth but play a little slow. The kikuyu grass teebeds and fairways are well maintained and quite lush. On the entire 27-hole layout there are a total of 56 bunkers. Batemans Bay urban area has around 16000 people and also has the 9-holer at Oaks Ranch and Country Club within 20 minutes of Catalina (see my course review under the now closed Moorings Golf Course). Played (and walked all 27 holes in under 5 hours) on the Easter public holiday 9th April 2012 with $40 green fees to play either 18 or 27 holes. As mentioned there is a good clubhouse and decent practice facilities. Given the flat terrain Catalina has, it is architecturally difficult to design 27 exciting golf holes, but I feel the course conditioning here is impressive. Quite similar to Moruya and the other 27-hole layout at Pambula-Merimbula. Friendly staff and members.
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Played there recently, found the course like many other reviewers to be a on the boring side, dog legs left or right, no real holes that grab your attention or make you really keep your head down. When i visit the area again i will play mollymook hilltop which is much better value being $35 for 18, not $40 for this course, and most of all the course is a real challenge!
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Golf Course Details
156 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
South Coast, NSW 2536, Australia
Proshop: 0244724386
General: 0244724022