Yowani Country Club

455 Northbourne Ave,

Lyneham, ACT 2602

  • Office

    +61 (0)2 6241 3377
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)2 6241 2303
  • Fax

    +61 (0)2 6241 8561
  • Golf pro

    Don Errington / Tony Riches (Teaching Pro)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by James Herd Scott. Later revisions by Kel Nagle of Cooper Nagle & Associates (1978). Major redevelopment by Ben Davey of Contour Golf Design (2023/24).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

7km N of Canberra State Circle.

Yowani Country Club

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

Est. 1954

Yowani Country Club: Located 4 km north of Canberra's centre, Yowani provides not just a pleasant parkland golf outing but also comfortable accommodation in an onsite motel. Laid out on relatively flat terrain, the course presents a challenging variety of well-maintained, predominantly tree-lined holes.

Small moguls flank some of the fairways, although it is the tree-line that make things feel relatively tight on several holes. Unnervingly tight might describe the tee-shots at the par-4 14th and returning par-4 15th, which has threatening cross bunkers straddling the fairway.

Both nine-hole loops start with relatively tight, straight par-5s, which head out parallel to each other, separated by a single line of trees. On many occasions, if you miss the correct fairway, there is probably an adjoining one to bail out onto. A good mix of straight and doglegging holes lead you to the often small, circular and not overly elevated greens. A bit of traffic noise can drift in from passing Barton Highway, but nothing that's too distracting.

Noise of a more natural variety may well be encountered at the very good par-3 16th and testing par-4 17th, both of which bring a small lake into play. On an island in the middle of the lake, a sometimes cacophonous bird colony resides.

Note: parts of the course being significantly redeveloped in 2023/24.

List of courses: Aus - South East


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays (visitors welcome to join the Club's open competitions) and weekends (usually after 3:00pm).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spikes preferred. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Yowani is an aboriginal word meaning “northern place” and Yowani Country Club is situated at the northern gateway to Canberra at the junction of the Barton Highway (from Yass and Melbourne) and the Federal Highway (from Goulburn and Sydney).

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