Royal Canberra Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Royal Canberra Golf Club Est. 1926

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Royal Canberra Golf Club: Although a new city in relative terms, Australia's capital does contain one of the established crown jewels of Australian golf - laid out in the wonderfully undulating, natural environment of Westbourne Woods, Royal Canberra's original 18-holes are collectively known as the Westbourne course - in the mid-1980s, this superb woodland layout was joined by the more open and at times linksy Brindabella-nine - most of the Westbourne course expansively winds its way through quiet, natural woodland - kangaroos laze in family groups, and avenues of mature pine, birch, cedar and tall eucalyptus line the undulating fairways - no housing or busy roads intrude on the course, parts of which overlook the western end of Lake Burley Griffin, the city's large artificial lake - many elevated tees provide clear views onto the beautifully crafted, stylishly bunkered holes - at the right-to-left doglegging par-5 15th, a mirror, mounted on a 15 meter pole, provides a sighter for a rare blind drive - the much straighter par-5 18th is one of the layout's best holes, played from an elevated tee and eventually taking you up to an elevated green in front of the large, luxurious, Mediterranean clubhouse - all here is excellently maintained and presented, not least the sometimes seriously sloping greens - the middle five holes of the Brindabella-nine provide a contrasting and less tree-lined golfing experience - on more open but still undulating terrain, a links-style golfing challenge awaits, as well as pleasant views onto the Brindabella mountain range.

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Making Contact

Royal Canberra Golf Club
Bentham Street,
Yarralumla, nr Canberra, ACT 2600
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Office   +61 (0)2 6282 7000
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 6281 3882
Fax

  +61 (0)2 6285 2742

Email   admin@royalcanberra.com.au
Website   www.royalcanberra.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
Patrick Maher (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Current layout designed by Cmdr John Harris (1962). Newer Brindabella-nine and improvements to original Westbourne course designed by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1984). The Club's earlier course, located in Acton, was designed by James Herd Scott (1945).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6394 6175 5564
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 74 73 75
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances/ratings are for the Westbourne course (holes 1 thru' 18). Holes 1-9 and 19-27 make-up the Brindabella course (6272 mtrs from back tees). Holes 10-27 make-up the Yarralumla course (6338 mtrs).
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How2Get There?

3 km W of Canberra State Circle.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for green fee details. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Royal Canberra is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the General Manager to determine playing possibilities. 
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Until 1962, Royal Canberra was based in Acton alongside the Molonglo River. The Club moved to its present home in Westbourne Woods when the river was dammed to create Lake Burley Griffin. | Royal Canberra is one of eight golf clubs in Australia honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. George V conferred the Royal title on the club in 1933. The eight Australian 'Royals' are (in order of gaining Royal status): Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Hobart, Fremantle, Canberra and Perth. | The Club has hosted many top level tournaments including several Australian PGA championships.

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Location

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Latitude: (-35.304225)
Longitude: (149.089810)
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