Thurgoona Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 73
6365 M
Golfers who visit Thurgoona Country Club Resort near Albury will remember the short 16th.
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9 Reviews
Have played this course many times over the years & always enjoy it. The condition at present is the best I have seen, with beautiful lush fairways & fast & tricky greens. Pro shop & clubhouse were also good experiences.
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Only was able to play the back 9 on the day because we were in a large group. The pro shop was incredibly helpful even though we showed up in a large group on a Saturday comp day. I look forward to playing all 18 holes of this golf course. Lovely wide open fairways and large undulating greens. New looking club and a professional website design definitely helps when new to the area.
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Thurgoona Country Club was established in 1982 and originally opened as 9 holes in 1983 with the full 18 holes open in 1985. Thurgoona now measures 6372m Par 72 (off black plates) with four par 3s ranging from 149-177m, ten par 4s ranging from 324-409m and four par 5s ranging from 472-531m. Course has a mixture of Legends/Green Leas Park/Santa Ana couch grass fairways and teebeds. The mixture of many couch grass varieties is a contributing factor to an extremely dormant yellow-brown condition in the cooler months than normal. The medium-large sized penncross/penneagle bentgrass greens are mostly 20-35m long with subtle undulation and play quite smooth but not too fast with ryegrass green surrounds. Every hole is bunkered with a total of 32 bunkers on the course. FRONT NINE highlights include: the most-bunkered hole on the course at the 497m 4th (index 16) with a fairway bunker left off the tee and another 150m short middle of green to a blind 2nd/3rd shot approach to the green in the gully guarded by 2 bunkers short; and the 383m 9th (index 6) which doglegs 45 degrees left from 220m off the tee with 2 fairway bunkers at the dogleg corner left which requires 260m to clear off the tee to a 35m long 2-tier front sloping green with a bunker 30m short right. The course's best attributes are its par 3s bunker-green complex (at 2, 6 & 12) and the varied elevation (at 2, 6 & 12) with the 173m-16th being the signature hole on the course with a teeshot across the edge of Thurgoona Lake to a green with a deep bunker short right. Other BACK NINE highlights include: the 491m slight bend right 11th (index 11) with the red-staked Eight Mile Creek along the entire rightside to an undulating 2-tier green guarded by a bunker short left; and the 409m long par 4 straight but slight fairway bend left 15th (index 1) with an elevated tee above the fairway to a pond far left rough about 250m off the tee to a green with a bunker short left. Despite having homes lining the leftside of most of the wide fairways this resort-styled layout is quite good with par 3s teeing off in an easterly (2 & 6), westerly (12) and northerly (16) direction and the par 5s teeing off in a westerly (7 & 14) or southerly (4 & 11) direction. And despite all par 5s having a reasonable length, apart from the 4th, they are not well-bunkered. Thurgoona Lake is nearly full, which is formed by damming the natural Eight Mile Creek near the clubhouse, and although Albury has already had 575mm of rain in the first 7 months of 2012, the course conditioning was still ok. The Liverpool Catholic Club owns the golf course and the motel which has some good on-course accommodation options along the 18th fairway. Played here 29/7/2012 with $30 weekday green fees and $35 weekend green fees. Course and motel access is from Evesham Place (off Thurgoona Drive) approximately 180m above sea level about 8km north-east of the Albury CBD. With a population of over 100 000 in the Albury-Wodonga urban area there are only 3 golf courses (Albury's Commercial Golf Resort, Thurgoona and Wodonga). Thurgoona and Wodonga are fairly similar, whilst Albury's Commercial Golf Resort is a more traditional tree-lined suburban parkland layout. Overall, despite being one of the longest layout along the Riverina/Murray region, Thurgoona is a decent course without being too challenging. The proshop can be reached on (02) 6043 1902
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Affectionately known in the region as The Goon, Thurgoona is the sort of course that has a bit in it for everyone from champs to chumps. The course has wide landing areas and quite large greens, however low markers will find that they need to think a little more than expected, as it is not difficult to get out of position on the greens and start chasing 2 putts. The course is far from the most rivetting on the Murray, but is a long way from being the worst. It just comes across as being a little stale.
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Not waht you would cazll a pretty course - no gardens, flowers, shrubs or concreted cart paths. BUT, fairways, greens and bunkers were great. Fairways all couch and a pleasure to play off, and wide wnought never to get into the rough. Enjoyed it very much. Elevated greens, bunkers easy to get out of. I suppose members would have difficulty plating on another course because this one is easy playing. Just what you want on a holiday. Some long holes - 540 par 5 - do test the skills.
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Can only comment on the back 9. And it had suffered due to 100mm of rain in the week before. It is a very flat track, with very wide fairways and mostly raised greens, pretty uninsiring realy. The greens were to soft and the bunkers didn’t come into play once for me. The only hole that was mildly enjoyable was the 16th, it has a well designed and constructed new tee and you hit across the water to a tricky well bunkered green, if not for some construction to the left rear of the green it would have been brilliant.

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Golf Course Details
1 Evesham Place, Thurgoona
Murray, NSW 2640, Australia
Proshop: 0260431502
General: 0260431502