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20 of the Longest Golf Holes in Australia

The 15th hole at Mt Broughton Golf & Country comes in at #5. (Photo: Steven Foster Photography)
Have you ever played a par-six? There may only be one of them in Australia and it heads iSeekGolf's list of 20 of Australia's longest golf holes.

 

20. Barnbougle Lost Farm (TAS) - 8th hole, 554 metres​

19. Huntingdale Golf Club (VIC) - 14th Hole, 555 metres

Huntingdale was the home of the Australian Masters for 30 years and many golfers came undone of the dogleg right 14th, which hugs the eastern boundary of the course and runs parallel to Melbourne's Huntingdale Road.

18. Pacific Dunes (NSW) - 6th hole, 555 metres

The 6th hole at Pacific Dunes in Port Stephens is a menace from tee to green. Not only is there an obvious premium on length, you need to be arrow straight as well.

17. Ocean Shores Country Club (NSW) - 14th hole, 556 metres

About a 15-minute drive north of Byron Bay, Ocean Shores' golf course is well known for its massive greens and it also boasts a massive hole in the dogleg right 14th.

16. Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club (VIC) - 8th hole, 557 metres

Hidden Valley's website gives a strong indication of the difficulty of its 8th hole: "Water hazards for anyone who strays right off the tee and out of bounds on the left for the wayward tee shots."

15. Rowes Bay Golf Club (QLD) - 4th hole, 557 metres

Rowes Bay Golf Club is situated just north of Townsville and its lengthy 4th hole features a hazard hugging the entire left side and another hazard on the right much closer to the elevated green.

14. Scamander River Golf Club (TAS) - 4th hole, 558 metres

Scamander River's 4th is the signature hole of the 9-hole layout and the second longest Tasmanian hole on this list.

13. Elmore Golf Club (VIC) - 12th hole, 559 metres

In central Victoria and north east of Bendigo, Elmore Golf Club is one of the premier sand greens courses in the state and a former host of the Victorian Sand Greens Championship.

12. Lake Karrinyup Country Club (WA) - 7th hole, 560 metres

Lake Karrinyup in Perth is a storied professional golf venue and its 7th is a beast by anyone's estimation. But at least the second half of the hole plays considerably downhill.

11. Heidelberg Golf Club (VIC) - 14th hole, 565 metres

Heidelberg Golf Club - in Melbourne's North East - is one of the hilliest courses you can find, but luckily the huge 14th hole plays significantly downhill.

10. Kalgoorlie Golf Course (WA) - 6th hole, 569 metres

Home of the WA PGA Championship, Kalgoorlie Golf Course is also where the members of Goldfields Golf Club play, and visitors are best advised not to tackle the 6th hole from the back tee.

9. Capital Golf Course (VIC) - 13th hole, 571 metres

Capital's club website outlines the challenge of its massive 13th hole: "Par or better here really is something to boast about... The first sprinkler head with a distance marker, on the length of a respectable drive, tells that there are another 324 metres to the centre of the green."

8. Avondale Golf Club (NSW) - 3rd hole, 572 metres

Avondale - one of the premier private golf clubs on Sydney's North Shore - is a beast regardless of which teeing ground you start from; it measures an imposing 520 metres from the women's tee.

7. Cypress Lakes Resort (NSW) - 16th hole, 573 metres

Stretching to 6,487 metres with a par of 72, Cypress Lakes in the Hunter Valley is much longer than most Australian courses and the 16th is by far its longest hole.

6. The Hills Golf Club (QLD) - 18th hole, 575 metres

The Hills is Australia's home of long par-fives. From the back tees, its four par-fives are all remarkably long: 544 metres (1st hole), 560 metres (6th), 555 metres (10th) and its 575-metre finishing hole.

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5. Mt Broughton Golf & Country Club (NSW) - 15th hole, 575 metres

Don't let the beautiful photo below (courtesy of Steven Foster Photography) fool you: Mt Broughton's 15th hole is a brute, but at least it plays downhill.

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4. Mountain Vista Golf Club (TAS) - 5th hole, 579 metres

As if its status as one of the longest holes in Australia didn't provide enough challenge, the 5th at Mountain Vista Golf Club is flanked on the right hand side from tee to green by out of bounds.

3. Moonah Links (Open Course) - 18th hole, 582 metres

Eleven bunkers dotted from tee to green ensure there are innumerable ways to play the finishing hole of Moonah Links' Open Course, pictured below during the 2003 Australian Open.

2. Glenmore Heritage Valley (NSW) - 6th hole, 589 metres

At 589 metres in length and playing approximately 15 metres uphill from tee to green, the 6th at Glenmore Heritage generally plays longer than 600 metres from the championship tee.

1. Coral Cove Country Club (QLD) - 12th hole, Par-6, 635 metres

The 6th at Coral Cove is understood to be the only par-6 in Australia. The club's website summarises the hole well: "A good chance to make an eagle or birdie but also a good chance to blow a good round."

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