Southern Highlands
Gibraltar Country Club
18 Holes
PAR 70
5249 M
USER RATING
There's a panoramic view of the township of Bowral to be had from the top of Gibraltar Country Club's downhill par-4 4th hole.
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COURSE DETAILS

60 years old, the course used to be known as the Bowral Country Club.  At 5054 metre and a par 69, the course begins and ends at Birdies Cafe.  The '19th Hole' affords grandstand views over 5 holes including the first and eighteenth. The course has plenty of water features and undulating fairways providing interest and challenge for beginners and experienced golfers alike.

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16 Reviews
jwunda
Friendly staff, some renovation around the first hole, practice green and the 10th. Generally in a good knick, particularly the greens following days of rain, good drainage. Hole 13th offered a grand view of the town, and the finishing 18th was fun to open up the shoulders. Great value, particularly so close to town.
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q-tip
Established in 1949 Gibraltar Golf Club (formerly known as Bowral Country Club) has completed the hotel and associated course re-development and now measures 5054m Par 69 with five par 3s ranging from 115-143m, eleven par 4s ranging from 255-380m and two short par 5s ranging from 411-420m. The RED LADIES tees measure 4718m Par 70. Gibraltar is the shortest 18-hole golf course layout on the Southern Highlands. Course has fescue grass with patches of winter ryegrass and kikuyu grass on the fairways with a fairly hilly sparsely tree-lined layout with no hole being entirely flat from tee to green. The small-to-medium sized bent grass greens have 3 types of bent grass used and are mostly very slow with many bare and dead patches. Not the best putting surface on the Southern Highlands but, to be fair, there is no full-time greenskeeper here. There are 11 bunkers on the course with at least 7 ponds with water coming into general play on the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th & 17th holes. Generally, there are a number of elevated tee mounds with gently sloping fairways and smallish greens here. Course now begins with either: the 118m slightly uphill 1st (index 13) with a teeshot over the pond with 2 bunkers leftside and short; or the 143m slightly downhill 10th (index 10) with a pond 5m short left of the green. Highlights include: the 333m straight 2nd (index 5) with a teeshot over a gully with thickly vegetated OOB along the left to a green guarded by a bunker short right; the signature 140m 5th (index 4) with its elevated teebed overlooking Mt. Gibraltar to a green below with a bunker right and OOB fence on the left; the signature 380m straight 9th (index 1) with another elevated teebed with tall pine trees on the left from 220m off the tee which then plays uphill to a bunkerless green; the short Par 5 straight 420m 14th (index 9) with a slight S-bend fairway curve with a large dam embankment 240m off the tee on the right, OOB trees on the left from 260m off the tee to the green guarded by a pond 5-20m from the right edge of the green; and the 343m slight dogleg left 16th (index 3) with another elevated tee mound to a green with 2 bunkers leftside and back right. The course's best defence is its hilly topography: as there are mostly short par 4s with only the 380m 9th and the 350m 11th being over 350m in length. The par 5s are very short and weak and the par 3s are all similar in length with no long irons off the tee. The course is Council-owned but the adjoining Gibraltar Hotel & Spa resort is privately-owned. Course access is from Boronia Street (past the Golfview Lodge) about 2.5km north of the Bowral CBD via Kirkham and Centennial Roads. The course elevation ranges from 700m above sea level along the back nine to approximately 740m above sea level by the 4th green and 5th teebed. Played here 23/12/2011 with overpriced $35 green fees for the course conditioning. I agree with others in that Gibraltar and Highlands are for the less frequent/beginner golfers whilst the better golfers won't be challenged here as much as you would at Mount Broughton, Moss Vale or Bowral. Proshop can be reached on (02) 4862 8615 or the Hotel reception on (02) 4862 8600.
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q-tip
Established in 1949 Gibraltar Golf Club (formerly known as Bowral Country Club) have completed the hotel and associated course re-development and now measures 5054m Par 69 with five par 3s ranging from 115-143m, eleven par 4s ranging from 255-380m and two short par 5s ranging from 411-420m. Gibraltar is the shortest 18-hole golf course layout on the Southern Highlands. Course has fescue grass with patches of winter ryegrass and kikuyu grass on the fairways with a fairly hilly sparsely tree-lined layout with no hole being entirely flat from tee to green. The small-to-medium sized bent grass greens have 3 types of bent grass used and are mostly very slow with many bare and dead patches. Not the best putting surface on the Southern Highlands but, to be fair, there is no full-time greenskeeper here. There are 11 bunkers on the course with at least 7 ponds with water coming into general play on the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th & 17th holes. Generally, there are a number of elevated tee mounds with gently sloping fairways and smallish greens here. Course now begins with either: the 118m slightly uphill 1st (index 13) with a teeshot over the pond with 2 bunkers leftside and short; or the 143m slightly downhill 10th (index 10) with a pond 5m short left of the green. Highlights include: the 333m straight 2nd (index 5) with a teeshot over a gully with thickly vegetated OOB along the left to a green guarded by a bunker short right; the signature 140m 5th (index 4) with its elevated teebed overlooking Mt. Gibraltar to a green below with a bunker right and OOB fence on the left; the signature 380m straight 9th (index 1) with another elevated teebed with tall pine trees on the left from 220m off the tee which then plays uphill to a bunkerless green; the short Par 5 straight 420m 14th (index 9) with a slight S-bend fairway curve with a large dam embankment 240m off the tee on the right, OOB trees on the left from 260m off the tee to the green guarded by a pond 5-20m from the right edge of the green; and the 343m slight dogleg left 16th (index 3) with another elevated tee mound to a green with 2 bunkers leftside and back right. The course's best defence is its hilly topography: as there are mostly short par 4s with only the 380m 9th and the 350m 11th being over 350m in length. The par 5s are very short and weak and the par 3s are all similar in length with no long irons off the tee. The course is Council-owned but the adjoining Gibraltar Hotel & Spa resort is privately-owned. Course access is from Boronia Street (past the Golfview Lodge) about 2.5km north of the Bowral CBD via Kirkham and Centennial Roads. The course elevation ranges from 700m above sea level along the back nine to approximately 740m above sea level by the 4th green and 5th teebed. Played here 23/12/2011 with overpriced $35 green fees for the course conditioning. I agree with others in that Gibraltar and Highlands are for the less frequent/beginner golfers whilst the better golfers won't be challenged here as much as you would at Mount Broughton, Moss Vale or Bowral. Proshop can be reached on (02) 4862 8615 or the Hotel reception on (02) 4862 8600.
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gideon
Quite an attractive, undulating layout with plenty of variation in holes. Picturesque from the tees but once you're on the fairways there is a lot to be desired, with unpaved cart paths, inadequate signage from one tee to the next, and some trees that certainly need trimming. I looked forward to playing in the cool climate but what really gets you hot under the collar is when you play good shots to the greens but are not rewarded due to the rock-hard surfaces. No spin, no divot marks to repair and no chance to get near the hole. Disappointing.
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splitpin
A great hilly layout Greens are small but in good condition. Fairly short course and good fun. Lacks distance markers. A lot of renovation and construction is in progress and the $30 green fee is a bit high considering the temporary tees etc.
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poppyadill

I like the layout & find it interesting with most holes being different, but it is now pooly maintained

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Boronia Street, Bowral
Southern Highlands, NSW 2576, Australia
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