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30 of Australia's Highest Golf Courses

A ball sits poised and ready to be struck at Australia's highest golf course.
Do you know where to find the highest golf courses in Australia?

From Orange, Canberra and Central Australia to the Blue Mountains and Snowy Mountains, we've compiled a list of 30 Australian layouts beginning at just over 600 metres above sea level.

But the highest course in the nation is almost three times that height.

 

30. Mountain Vista Golf Club (TAS)

609 metres*

The town of Waratah, in Tasmania's north-west, is home to Mountain Vista's nine-hole golf course.

29. Blinman Golf Club (SA)

614 metres*

In Blinman, the highest surveyed town in South Australia, is Blinman Golf Club's nine-hole scrape course.

28. Gold Creek (ACT)

621 metres*

Gold Creek's 18-hole Bruce Devlin-designed championship course is complimented by Canberra's largest driving range.

27. Omeo Golf Club (VIC)

624 metres*

Located in the town of Omeo in Victoria's alpine region, Omeo Golf Club features nine holes and is well known to locals for hosting its annual Caravan and RV Muster.

26. Tarraleah Golf Course (TAS) 

635 metres*

Tarraleah is the highest golf course in Tasmania and was built in the 1950s.

25. Braidwood Golf Club (NSW)

643 metres*

A nine-hole par-70 layout about 75 minutes' drive east of Canberra.

24. Bathurst Golf Club (NSW) 

650 metres*

Bathurst's 18-hole par-71 layout played host to the 1990 NSW Open.

23. Alice Springs Golf Club (NT)

660 metres*

In the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs Golf Club's impressive 18-hole course was built in the 1980s by Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge.

22. Federal Golf Club (ACT)

671 metres*

Only a short drive from Parliament House in Canberra, Federal's 6,240-metre par-72 layout is a lot hillier than most.

21. Bigga Golf Club (NSW) 

672 metres*

You won't find many courses in Australia with smaller 'greens' than the sand greens layout at Bigga in the NSW Southern Tablelands.

20. Goulburn Golf Club (NSW) 

700 metres*

Goulburn is among the oldest golf clubs in NSW and offers a strong 18-hole test.

19. City Golf Club Toowoomba (QLD)

700 metres*

Located in the heart of Toowoomba, ​City Golf Club is the host venue of the Queensland PGA Championship.

18. Atherton Golf Club (QLD) 

700 metres*

About 75 minutes' drive from Cairns, Atherton Golf Club's 18-hole par-70 course is flanked by National Park.

17. Middle Ridge Golf Club (QLD)

700 metres*

Known as the Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge, the 18-hole parkland beauty sits on the edge of the Great Dividing Range.

16. Bombala Golf Club (NSW)

705 metres*

Bombala's 18-hole sand greens course is located about a one-hour drive north of the Victorian border in the far south-west of NSW.

15. Sunnyridge Golf Club (NSW)

721 metres*

A nine-hole scrapes course in the NSW Outback.

14. Beechworth Golf Club (VIC) 

800 metres*

An 18-hole par-68 scrapes course in the Victorian high country.

13. Cooma Golf Club (NSW)

820 metres*

About 90 minutes' drive south of Canberra, Cooma Golf Club's pretty 18-hole course is not immune to snowfall.

12. Orange Ex-Services’ Club (NSW)

862 metres*

Right in the heart of the Orange CBD, the local Ex-Services' Club's 18-hole golf course is open to the public.

11. Wentworth Falls Country Club (NSW)

865 metres*

Located in the Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls' 18-hole layout is best enjoyed with a drink after in the clubhouse high above the course.

10. Duntryleague Golf Club (NSW) 

889 metres*

Only a short walk from the Orange CBD, Duntryleague's 18-hole course offers a peaceful golfing escape.

9. Lithgow Golf Club (NSW)

950 metres*

A short drive from the town of Lithgow in the NSW Blue Mountains is Lithgow Golf Club.

8. Crookwell Golf Club (NSW)

965 metres*

Located in the small town of Crookwell about three hours' drive south-west of Sydney, Crookwell Golf Club has nine holes and 18 tees.

7. Leura Golf Club (NSW)

985 metres*

A very pretty course to play, Leura's par-69 course lies in the heart of the NSW Blue Mountains.

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6. Armidale Golf Club (NSW)

1,000 metres*

Armidale Golf Club is located in the NSW Northern Tablelands centre of Armidale, which is known as the highest city in Australia.

5. Glen Innes Golf Club (NSW)

1,062 metres*

A picturesque layout in the New England region of New South Wales, Glen Innes is under-appreciated by many.

4. Blackheath Golf Club (NSW)

1,065 metres*

Another beautiful Blue Mountains course, Blackheath's idyllic par-69 layout features hundreds of colourful trees and flowers throughout. Locals say the course is covered in snow once a year and tee shots travel 10 metres extra due to the altitude.

3. Oberon Golf Club (NSW)

1,100 metres*

Located 45 minutes' drive south-east of Bathurst, Oberon's 18-hole course overlooks Lake Oberon.

2. Guyra Golf Club (NSW)

1,300 metres*

Guyra's 18-hole golf course is part of the Guyra Bowling & Recreation Club, which is in the town of Guyra in the New England region.

1. Thredbo Golf Club (NSW)

1,420 metres*

There is no higher golf course in Australia than the nine-hole layout at Thredbo Golf Club, which runs beside Thredbo River with breathtaking views of the Snowy Mountains.

* heights above sea level are approximate

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