The Federal Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Federal Golf Club Est. 1946

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The Federal Golf Club: Located in the south of Canberra, the Federal provides a wonderfully quiet, natural and scenic golf outing - occupying undulating and nicely wooded terrain just below the ridge of Redhill, the course has recently been lifted to a new level with the addition of newly installed tees, greens, fairways and a good sized water hazard - this stone-lined pond immediately comes into play on the downhill, par-5 opening hole - on this undulating layout, the well-spaced holes provide plenty of golfing challenges - the two nine-hole loops include an excellent variety of straightaway and dog-legging holes, with plenty of rolling elevation changes and lined by an attractive, but not overly dense, array of tall eucalyptus trees - you'll generally have good-width fairways to aim at, but approaches into the greens will need to avoid plenty of stylish bunkering - from the course you'll enjoy wonderfully scenic views out onto the hills around Canberra and the more distant Brindabella mountain range - Canberra's Black Mountain Tower (formerly Telstra Tower) also puts in one or two appearances - kookaburras and cockatoos are among the birdlife attractions here, while kangaroos also enjoy the splendid natural habitat alongside the golfers.

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Making Contact

The Federal Golf Club
Red Hill Lookout Rd, Gowrie Drive,
Red Hill, ACT 2603
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)2 6281 1888
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 6281 3799
Fax

  +61 (0)2 6285 3140

Email   fgc@fgc.com.au
Website   www.fgc.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
Michael Clough (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Prosper Ellis
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6248 5891 5508
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 73 71 74
 
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How2Get There?

2 km SW of Canberra State Circle.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$35. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (outside competition times) and weekends (usually after 3:30pm).  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes preferred. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Canberra is the capital city of Australia, home to the country's federal government and Australia's largest inland city and eighth largest overall. It was selected as the location for the nation's capital in 1908, following the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. Canberra was a compromise solution between rivals Sydney (280 km to the north-east) and Melbourne (660 km to the southwest). It is an entirely planned city, with construction commencing in 1913. The federal government moved there in 1927 from its temporary (1901-1927) home in Melbourne.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 87th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-35.331118)
Longitude: (149.111102)
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