North West
Penguin Golf Club
9 Holes
PAR 71
5580 M
6 Reviews

A great track, although a bit boggy in parts due to the significance winter rains. An interesting feature was an electric rope pulley system to help get you from the ninth green back to the clubhouse. 

Greens and fairways were in great condition and there is plenty of water to encourage straight hitting. 
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Penguin's undulating par 71 layout is surrounded by quiet residential areas and farm paddocks and has plenty of challenges to test golfers of all levels. Water comes into play on most holes and generally if you stray off the mowed stuff you'll struggle to save par. The feature hole is undoubtedly the par 3 7th/16th featuring an island green. This sort of par 3 is what you'd expect at a resort course and certainly is one of the more picturesque par 3's in the region. The 315m par 4 9th/18th is a testing finishing hole with a left bending fairway and a narrow stream swallowing anything missed left. This fairway seemingly keeps on curving and your best drive is needed to have a look at this narrow elevated final green. The two issues with this course are the distance markers and the scorecards. With only 150m and no 100m markers, estimating your approach can be difficult. This is further compounded with the sprinkler head distances often not consistent with the 150m markers! Secondly, when playing and paying for a social round of golf, one should expect a cardboard scorecard with relevant information. At Penguin however, all you receive is a 'meat raffle ticket' paper scorecard which is a bit disappointing. If you're lucky enough to chase down a members card you'll be surprised to find the inside is pretty much blank and is only designed to be inserted in a computer for handicap and competition purposes. All in all, these letdowns shouldn't deter your view of the course too much as it is a real find. Penguin Golf Club is a great addition to a weekend golf getaway on Tasmania's north coast.
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Have played Penguin a few times on a recent visit to the NW coast, including one comp round. Like other courses in the region, currently playing preferred lies due to winter rain. Aside from that, greens are true, well presented and were surprisingly quick in places. Don't be deceived by the practice green, which is not carefully maintained. It pays to stay below the hole, particularly from 7 to 9. Especially 9. Otherwise in terms of layout, most decent club golfers will find the Par 5s reachable, and will certainly not struggle distance wise on the 4s. Highlights are the little Par 3 7th/16th over the dam, but my personal favorite is the Par 6th/15th with a strong uphill slope on the left, a narrow landing area in the centre and a downslope to right which feeds down to the little creek, all this with a slight dogleg to a downhill green. There are no bunkers but there is water on almost all holes, which comes into play in summertime, when the ball tends to run away on you if you slice or pull. It is a nine holer, but different tee boxes on the back 9 provide a surprising bit of variety, unlike others of its kind. There is no pro shop, but friendly staff in the clubhouse. All members I met were very friendly and made me feel very welcome. All in all, a very pleasant 9 hole course, which easily beats nearby Burnie for aesthetics, layout and condition. Real value at $20 a hit for a social round, or $10 comp fee for visitors. If you like your golf and are in the region, you would be nuts to pass it up. Trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Penguin Golf Club, Played at Penguin while on a recent visit to Tasmania. This course is an absolute credit to a band of veteran golfers who maintain the course (there is no full time greenkeeper)The members were also amongst the friendliest I have come accross in my travels. Any one who gets a chace to play there will have an enjoyable round . I certainly did. David Stevens
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this is an excellent course to play all year round. A short nine hole course which is excellent value for money. The course is maintained to a high standard all year around except it can get a bit wet in the winter time and also can dry out a little towards the end of summer as the water source starts run low as the only water supply is the dam located in the centre of the course. Also does not have any bunkers for the wayward hitters.

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Measures 2842m Par 36 with 5 Par 4s ranging from 320-385m, 2 Par 3s ranging from 125-140m and two (weakish) Par 5s ranging from 400-435m. Once again there are 18 tees and 9 greens. Quite a surprise to find a challenging 9-holer in good condition in the NW Tas, but do yourself a favour and have a hit here.

There is a little of everything here, doglegs, bunkers, water hazards, elevated tees, elevated greens, OOB and sloping fairways. Best hole is probably the 125m 7th with an island green surrounded by water. I quite liked it, as it broke up the boredom of hitting tee to green with no real thought needed.

Played here 21/7/06 and paid $10 green fees in the honesty box and had a carefree round with no-one else on the course at the time. A little strange for the first-timer as after hugely swinging dogleg right 1st hole you have to pass homes and cross a road (about a 200m walk) to get to the other 7 holes of the course. One of the better 9-holers in NW TAS.

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Golf Course Details
Sports Complex Drive, Penguin
North West , TAS 7316, Australia
General: 0364372029