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GOLF EXPERIENCES

For decades, golf has been a major Murray drawcard. And the tradition continues: the region was voted Australia’s Number One golfing destination in 2016. With almost 40 courses dotted along both sides of the river, there are some amazing experiences to be had.
 
Whether you’re staring down a par five in Yarrawonga with the mighty Murray River running the length of the fairway, or facing up to a daunting par three in Swan Hill with a large lake separating tee and green, you’re in for a golfing trip as fun, challenging and varied as any other.
 
 

Courses for all

Courses range from links style resorts, many architect designed, to smaller local courses. Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson helped design courses at Thurgoona, Yarrawonga and Echuca.
In this well-watered region, fairways are lush, often bordered by spectacular Murray River red gums, while greens are well-bunkered and challenging. Add to this welcoming clubhouses, on-course accommodation and a fine year-round climate, all set against the wonderful backdrop of Australia’s greatest river, and you have a golfer’s paradise.
Murray courses offer something for players of all abilities and handicaps. Each has its own unique features but most are reasonably flat with broad couch-grass fairways and fast but true greens, while hazards, such as water traps and strategically placed bunkers the size of small beaches, present challenges for even the most experienced golfer.

Stay and Play

Green fees are reasonable compared with metropolitan courses, but the real value is with ‘stay and play’ packages at resort courses, where you can score great deals including on course accommodation, a round of golf, cart hire and meal vouchers. Most of these courses also offer bowls, tennis courts, swimming pools, spas, and of course, poker machines, so there’s plenty for non-golfers and families too.
With more hours of sunshine than the Gold Coast and without the strong winds you’ll find on coastal courses, the Murray is a fabulous year-round golfing destination with a course to suit everyone.

Touring Itinerary

From Albury to Mildura, some of the best golf courses draw players from around the country and the world. Why not make a week (or longer) of it?
 

VIEW THE MURRAY GOLF TOURING ITINERARY

Must Experience

► Corowa Golf Club - A super 27 hole championship course at historic Corowa.
► Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort - A mammoth three-course, 45 hole club with something for everyone.
► Cobram Barooga Golf Club - Play the famous Old Course or the modern links style West Course.
► Rich River Golf Club - Echuca Moama’s golfing highlight features 36 holes: the East Course was redesigned by Peter Thomson.
► Murray Downs Resort and Golf Club - This Swan Hill club is regarded as one of the best resort courses on the Murray.
► Commercial Golf Club Resort - Boasting consistently wonderful greens with tree lined fairways and well placed bunkers to challenge any golfer.
ClubBarham - A superb 18 hole, par 73, well established championship course.
Tocumwal Golf Club - A 36 hole championship course offering challenges for novice and experience golfers.
 

Hidden Gems

► Thurgoona Country Club Resort - A classic Peter Thomson course in Albury.
► Black Bull Golf Club - Brand new course in Yarrawonga designed by Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett.
► Deniliquin Golf Club - North of the Murray, this course is close to town but surrounded by bushland.
► Cohuna Golf Club - Local club of golfing great Stuart Appleby.
Mildura Golf Resort - Scenic riverside course in sunny Mildura.
► Howlong Golf Resort - This superb 18-hole golf course appeals to all golfers.