Central Queensland
Boyne Island Tannum Sands Golf Club
9 Holes
PAR 72
5730 M
4 Reviews

Boyne/Tannum Golf Club sits on the western outskirts of town beside the bowls club and the BITS Saints Australian Football Club. The 13 hole course is well laid out with plenty of doglegs, numerous greenside bunkers with shapely greens and tall gums lining the fairways. The major letdown however, is the course maintenance particularly around the putting surfaces with an unseasonably dry summer making work tough for the ground staff. The heavy bunkering and contouring around the greens suggests this course once was or has potential to be in great nick. This would look top rate if it could be irrigated more but the rough surrounds make delicate chip shots off tight lies very tricky. Further compounding these issues are patchy greens where plug marks are a rarity and putting can be pot luck at times. Although the condition of this “bush track” is a concern, there are some interesting holes out there that need your full attention. The left bending par 4 4th/17th can draw big hitters in to having crack at the elevated green but tall gums, a bunker and a steep slope to the Boyne River can punish aggression off the tee. The 180m par 3 9th is a testing finish to the front with water looming and the 310m 12th is arguably one of the toughest par 4s in the Gladstone Region. With OOB, a dam at the end of the fairway that wraps around the right side of the narrow, bunkered green, a 90m approach over water and just 12m of room to bail out left, this hole will surely wreak havoc on most social golfers’ scorecards. This course is handy for holiday golfers and the odd hacker but the unfortunate dry conditions may discourage most serious golfers who prefer Gladstone or Calliope. $25 for 18 holes.

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Currently has 13 holes. Most badly in need of water. Fairways are generally poor. Use an older set of clubs if you have them. Greens are quire good albeit a little slow (cored & dressed a couple of weeks ago). Over-priced for what you get.Friendly welcome at pro shop.
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The BITS Country Club is by no means a difficult course to play which makes it ideal for those learning to play. I reckon it has probably the best hole in the Gladstone region (Hole 12) due to the challenge it presents along the way with its water hazard down the right, road down the left, skinny fairway and green surrounded by bunkers. What lets the course down though is that it is owned by the council, so the ground staff can often be found out on the course turning on the water for the greens during the day, which does let it down. The course will be getting overhauled with these plans of a resort going in. But when that begins, who knows.
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BITS is a 13 hole course, with holes 1-5 being played twice to make up the 18 holes. It has a reliable water supply from recycled waste water, meaning that it doesn't suffer as much as surrounding courses during the dry season.

The course itself is a pleasant walk, but could not be described as a strategic test of golf. Quite a few holes have been pinched in at the driving distance by plantings of trees.

The best holes are the 5th, 6th and 12th. The 5th requires a drive over a tree about 150m from the tee, and turns left to a nicely set green near the clubhouse.

The 6th is a short but demanding driving hole, requiring a tee shot between two clusters of trees at about the 220m mark. Just to make it interesting there is a water hazard on the right hand side.

The 12th is a short par 4. The card says 295m, but it seems to play longer. OOB down the left hand side doesn't really come into play, but the water hazard down the right hand side does. It starts about 150m from the green and at that point the fairway is perhaps 50m wide. It then cuts in so that the longer the drive, the narrower the fairway. The second varies from a 6I to a short pitch depending on how brave the drive has been.

In summary, don't make a special trip to play BITS, but if you're in town there are worse things you can do with a couple of hours.

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Golf Course Details
Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island
Central Queensland, QLD 4680, Australia
Proshop: 0749739191
General: 0749737377