King Island Golf & Bowling Club

Owen Smith Drive,

Currie, King Island, Tasmania 7256

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 6462 1126
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 6462 1126
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 6462 1126

About the course

  • The Course:

    9 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland alongside the Southern Ocean.

  • Designer:

    Unknown

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5476
Par
72
SSS or slope
67.9

At the same location:

Above distances are based on playing twice around the course (from the 17 different tee boxes).

Location

Latitude:

-39.934348

Longitude:

143.847343

How to get there:

1.5 km SW of Currie / 9 km S of King Island Airport / Approx 1-hr flight from Melbourne (Moorabbin or Tullamarine Airports) to King Island.

King Island Golf & Bowling Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1931

King Island Golf & Bowling Club is often referred to as "Australia's best nine-hole course." Until recently it was also King Island's only golf course, and one of its best kept secrets. This spectacular "little" clifftop course seemed to fit well with the island's 75 km by 25 km dimensions. But all of a sudden the island is acquiring two world-class championship layouts in the form of Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes. Located on one of the hottest new golf destinations on the planet, King Island's "little gem" looks set for a busy future.

Both immensely scenic and seriously wind-prone, the layout is perched on cliffs looking directly onto the Great Southern Ocean. Although occupying the space of a nine-hole layout, there are 17 different tee boxes, 12 different greens and 10 different fairways. You are strongly encouraged to play the full "composite" course, which makes for an interesting 18-hole round of three par-3s, twelve par-4s and three par-5s.

With its steady stream of westerlies blowing across this authentic coastal links course, you game will be suitably challenged, while your senses can marvel at the exceptional ocean vistas. One of many highlights is the par-3 3rd, where you play from a clifftop looking out towards the ocean.

List of courses: Tasmania / King Island

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 9- or 18-holes: A$25 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

It is known that golf was first played on this site in Currie in 1910, with the Golf Club being formally established in 1931. The two-day King Island Open, held here in November, typically attracts more than 100 golfers from around Australia and further afield. The Open includes 18-hole and 36-hole events for men and women, as well as a 36-hole junior handicap event.

Where2Stay

  • Boomerang by the Sea Motel4-star motel

    Beach Rd, Currie, King Island.

    +61 (0)3 6462 1288

    Visit website

    A 5-minute stroll from Currie town centre, Boomerang's 16 well-appointed units each have large sliding doors opening to verandahs that offer golf course and Southern Ocean ocean views.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      King Island G&BC

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Ocean Dunes

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Cape Wickham (45 km).

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