Southern Inland QLD
Clifton Golf Club
10 Holes
PAR 71
5515 M


The earliest record of a Golf Club in Clifton comes from a bank account statement dated 1927 when a small course was located on a public reserve close to Clifton. The present course was established in 1954 on a parcel of natural Cypress and Box Tree forest eleven kilometres west of Clifton and featured sand greens. Ross Watson redesigned the course in 1980 and enthusiastic volunteers built Bermuda 328 greens under his expert direction. The subtlety of these greens is legendary and remains the major attraction of the pleasantly undulating ten hole layout. It is a course that rewards straight hitters and bites hard on the reckless. Over the last four years the members have removed or pruned problem trees, planted a great many new ones, totally redesigned the irrigation system through a Community Water Grant to save water and energy, addressed the problem of clay panning and applied around two hundred tonnes of natural fertiliser to the fairways. Play can continue even after heavy rain due to the sandy nature of the soil and excellent drainage. The diversity of trees and grass makes the course a haven for Koalas, several species of Macropods and a variety of Parrots and other birds. Ducks, fish and golf balls take advantage of the strategically positioned water storages. Clifton is a friendly country club that hosts many charity and social days and offers a limited number of electric carts for hire.
12 Reviews

Clifton Golf Club is located about 11km west of town on the road to Leyburn. The course is surrounded by the flat farming plains that dominate this fertile agricultural region.  The layout opens up unusually with two par 5's and holes 6, 7 and 8 are all par 4's less than 300m in length. The back nine plays pretty much the same except for the 11th which plays as a 410m par 4  (index 1) with a separate fairway and OOB running down the left toward the two tiered double green.  Another challenging hole is the par 4 7th/16th which measures around the 300m mark with a right bending fairway and a dam sitting on the left 225m from the tee. The ideal shot is around the 190m mark leaving a wedge into a shapely green with a small bunker guarding the right. The greens at Clifton are top rate and are a real surprise for a regional course. The surrounds are lush Kikuyu and provide a spongy surface to chip off but the fairways are a little shabby and it's preferred lie through the green.  The course will undergo a few changes in the coming months with a number of large trees to be knocked down and some new greens to be added which will change up a couple of holes. Just 40 minutes from Toowoomba, Clifton Golf Club is a great find on the Southern Downs and with an interesting layout, a couple of birdie opportunities and cheap fees makes this track a great option for a hit on your next social golf outing. $10 for 18 holes.

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The Clifton Golf Club provides a nice change to the busy city courses. What a challenge. The greens are absolutely superb as is the layout. Looks like some new tees are coming as well which will make it even better. A must to play.
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Floods have had no effect on this course. Looks better than ever with great greens and improving fairways. Saw their web site Worth a look.
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The most improved course within 50 klms of Toowoomba. Greens superb and tees are getting better. Fairways in best ever condition. A pleasure to play at present. You will not be dissapointed. Give it a go but do not expect to kill it with a low score.
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My last visit to Clifton gave me a few surprises. All the old clay pans that made the place a bit of a goat track in the old days are gone, covered now by lush grass. Good rain and a new travelling irrigator have made the difference( along with some feedlot manure!). Tees are being reconditioned and levelled and bunkers holding new white sand. Increasingly noted as on of the best little courses in country Queensland.
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Returned home for a school reunion & had the pleasure of playing this very interesting course after a long absence. Greens had just recently been upgraded & topdressed but were still to the high standard you see at this course. Fairways have improved despite the extreme drought & given a good season should be better than ever. Lovely designed course taht never lacks interest.
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Golf Course Details
Leyburn Road, Clifton
Southern Inland QLD, QLD 4361, Australia
General: 0746958522