The Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club set on the beautiful Nambucca River
Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club has to be one of the most picturesque public golf courses in Australia. Its unique location on Stuart Island surrounded by the Nambucca River at Nambucca Heads makes it a magnificent setting for a game of golf. Where else can you play golf while watching dolphins swim by in the pristine river while an abundance of birdlife including pelicans, osprey and sea eagles fly overhead.
But this is not just a great location. The par 69, 18 hole layout designed by Ross Watson is both a challenge for the experienced player but enjoyable for an average golfer. It is a flat easy walk on fairways lined with she oak and paper bark trees. Our Bent Grass greens are often described as the best north of Newcastle and are the result of decades of dedicated work.
Located ten minutes off the Pacific Motorway, 30 minutes south of Coffs Harbour may we suggest you call in and take a look. You may enjoy a cold drink or lunch on the deck overlooking the river.
Top Guns Shootout on the Island
On Sunday 24 November the ten qualifiers in the Top Gun Shootout played the final. Played as a stroke event with stableford handicapping applied to each hole, ten players hit off the first tee. The player with the worst score on each hole dropped out until we had two remaining on the final hole. And what an exciting finish it was. Top seed Dennis Ashton and Paul Ryan attacked the ninth hole and finished with tied scores. This required a chip off where both players chipped to the hole from the same spot on the fairway and the closest to the hole wins. On the first attempt both players failed to reach the green requiring a second round. This time Paul stayed on the green while Dennis did not so Paul was declared the winner. Congratulations to Paul Ryan on his victory and all who took part.
Our thanks to our sponsors Nambucca Sports and Leagues Club
2019 Annual General Meeting
The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at the club on Sunday 3rd of November. The Annual Report was presented to the meeting by the President and the election of the incoming board was finalised. During General Business members raised several issues which were discussed by those present. At the conclusion of the meeting our new Secretary/Manager Jonathon Zirkler was introduced to the meeting.
The 2019 -2020 officer bearers are
President - Geoff Harris
Vice President - Kel McGoldrick
Captain - Andrew Bagust
Treasurer - Andrew Johnston
Committe Members -Judy Boyle, Chris Tinson, Sue Seymour,
At the conclusion of the meeting the raffle for the Yamaha Golf Cart was drawn.
First prize of the golf cart was won by Kel McGoldrick, The second prize of a $400 voucher in the pro-shop was won by Alvin Rapley and the third prize of a $200 pro-shop voucher was won by Neil Duffus.
Secretary Manager Appointed
The Board of the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club are delighted to announce that they have appointed a new Secretary/Manager. Johnathon Zirkler commenced duty at the Club on 4 th November and comes to Nambucca from
Toowoomba where he was the General Manager of the Toowoomba Golf Club. Johnathon grewup in the Nambucca Valley and is delighted to be coming home. He is an experienced Golf ClubManager, a qualified accountant and a member of the PGA. Johnathon and his wife Hannah have two boys aged 7 and 5 and they are looking forward to settling into our community. Johnathon was introduced to members at the Club’s Annual General Meeting which was held at the Club on
Sunday 3rd November.
Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club is now conducting a Medley Single Stableford competition every Tuesday when the Mid North Coast Vets are not playing at Nambucca. Members and visitors are invited to enter either by ringing the pro-shop or on line on the Competition Bookings tab above.
This Competition is sponsored by Tooheys and you are invited to enjoy their products either while playing or in the clubhouse after play.
Nambucca Golf Club is currently reviewing its reciprocal arrangements with other golf clubs. Members of other golf clubs with which we have entered into reciprocal agreements are entitled to play at Nambucca Heads for the same costs as Silver Members. To play either in competition or socially costs $20 for 18 holes or $14 for 9 holes for players with reciprocal rights. The list of clubs with exsisting rights is constantly changing and can be viewed via the link below.
Easter Bowl 2019
Congratulations to our Easter Bowl winners for 2019. Donna Easey scored 62 points over the two days to win the womens’ bowl and the mens’ winner was Greg Smith who had 73 points. There were three competitions in all including the Saturday event, the Sunday event and the major prize of a hand carved wooden bowl for the two day event.
Saturday’s event was sponsored by the three G’s Geoff Harris, Geoff McCann, and Geoff Rees. Sunday’s competition was sponsored by Deidre Byrne. The major 36 hole event was sponsored by Ronda Rowe. Our thanks go to these sponsors and Kurt Taylor for crafting the prizes.
The full list of prize winners is available in the Golf Report for 22nd April in the Golf tab under Results or by clicking on the link below.
2019 Golf Calendar
The 2019 Golf Calendar is now available under the Golf tab.
On the Island Golf Course we offer the sport of Footgolf. A cross between golf and soccer it is played over 9 Footgolf holes and is fun for all the family. Contact the Pro Shop for details on 65688172.
In the Clubhouse
- HAPPY HOUR - Monday to Friday 4pm to 5pm - $4.50 Schooner, $4.50 Wine
- BINGO - Thursday's from 11am - $6.00 lunch deals & promotion.
- RAFFLE NIGHTS - Wednesday & Friday nights from 6.30 pm Meat, Seafood and Vouchers -Trivia, Members Lucky Door Prizes
Island Sunday and River Sunday
On the first and third Sundays of each month we conduct mixed events open to members and visitors alike. These are very social events with a shotgun start at 11am so that all players finish at the same time to socialise and enjoyment the clubhouse amenities including free snack food. The first Sunday is always a mixed 4BBB Stableford while the third Sunday is a mixed 4BBB that is varied each month.
Entries are via the competition booking tab on the home page or by ringing the proshop on 65688172.