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.

Images courtesy of Hewysurf
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 bird life 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.

If you are interested in joining our great club click on the links below for more information or check out the membership details under the Golf / Membership tab.

Membership Flyer

Membership Form

In the Clubhouse our services and activities are expanding
  • Clubhouse open every day 
  • Raffles every Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm
  • Happy Hour Monday to Friday 4pm to 5pm
  • Restaurant has re-opened for lunches and dinners
  • Pro Shop open everyday till 4pm


2020 Nambucca Men's Open

The 2020 Haval Nambucca Men's Open was played today, Sunday 25th October. Although the weather was threatening only a few showers hindered the field  playing on our course which was presented in great condition by our greens staff. Major sponsor for the day was Kempsey Haval with further sponsoship from the Mid North Coast Golf Association. The event was played as a stroke round in one division with a single scratch prize.

The best nett score of the day belonged to Dennis Ashtonwas who was followed in order by Keith Elphick, Bruce Berry, Bryan Ussher, Steve Doherty, Rodney Ford and Les Mohr. The only visitor to win a prize was David Bagust from Port Macquarie who had the best scratch score.

Full results are availble under the Daily Competition Results tab to the right.

Andrew Bagust, Captain


SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2020 AT 10.00am.

To assist with the production of the Annual Report and Notice of Meeting, all Notice of Motions should be lodged with the Secretary Manager or Administration Officer no later than 5:00pm Sunday, 1st November 2020.

President, Captain, Vice President, Treasurer
and 3 Directors

will open on Saturday 17th October 2020 and
close on Sunday 1st November 2020 at 3:00pm.

Nominations should be lodged at the office or bar when the office is closed.
The vacant positions will be elected for one year as per Clause 17.2 of our constitution.

Ballot (if required) shall commence Monday 9th of November 2020 and end on Saturday 28th November 2020 and be conducted during the following hours: Monday to Sunday:10.00am to 6:00pm
Voting slips will be available at the office or bar when office is closed.

The Board 29/9/2020.



Island Classic 2020

The 2020 Island Classic has been completed with Brad Graham from Frederickton and Donna Easey from Nambucca Heads winning Division One. Other major prize winners were Urpo Ylinen (NH) and Kay McGoldrick (NH) taking out Division Two and Les Mohr (NH) winning Division Three in the 36 hole Island Classic. The scratch winner for the men was Harry McMillian with 140 and the best women's score was by Henny Oldenhove with 177. All results for the three events played over the two days are available via the links below. Our thanks go to our sponsors who make these type of events so successful and popular, Midcoast Trucks for the 36 hole event, Deidre Byrne for Saturday and BCIB Insurance Brokers for Sunday.  Despite the windy conditions over 130 players enjoyed the two days on our unique island location with the 60 visitors saying what a wonderful course we have and that they will be back in the future.

Andrew Bagust, Captain

Island Classic Prize Winners   

Island Classic Men's Results

Island Classic Women's Results

Island Classic Daily Men's Results

Island Classic Daily Women's Results



The following matters are circulated for members information.



You would all now be aware that our AGM will be held at the club on 29th. November 2020. The notice of meeting has been circulated and your Board are looking forward to a good attendance.

The Annual Report will be available from the club shortly and I would urge all members to obtain a copy and read the contents. It is a good news story.

I confirm that Captain Andy Bagust has indicated that he will not stand for the Board at this AGM and we thank him for his good work over the past year both as Captain of the club and also as Chair of the Greens Committee. All other directors have indicated that they will serve another term if re-elected and we look forward to appointing another dedicated team of Directors who will continue the good work happening at our club.

A special resolution will be sought at this meeting to approve posthumous life membership for Kerry McCoy. If passed this action will ensure that Kerry’s name will be added to the list of life members and will recognise his esteemed contribution to the club.


I confirm that Craig Mattick will commence operations as the Head Chef at The Island Restaurant on 2nd. November and will open for business on Wednesday 4th. November. We are experiencing considerable interest from the general public in this appointment and we are looking forward with expectation to a great start for Craig.

Matt and Ashleigh’s last trading day will be Sunday 1st November and we thank them again for their great service to our club over the past eight years and we wish them well with all future endeavours.


Year end financial information will be available shortly from the club and I am pleased to re-affirm members that the result is very positive. The Auditors are still completing their report so I am unable to provide final details at this time. I am pleased to advise however that trading for the first few months of the current trading year have been very strong and another good year seems certain.


By the time you receive this report work will have commenced on the upgrade to the lady’s facilities. Kel and his band of volunteers believe that this upgrade can be completed in approximately five to six weeks so we ask all the ladies to be patient. The facilities in the squash courts will be in operation for ladies whilst this work is undertaken.

Your Board have approved the removal of the large trees on both the first and eleventh fairways adjacent to the respective greens. An arborist has inspected both tress and has confirmed that they are unsafe and there is a likelihood that both could fall at any time. Their removal is regretted but is necessary.


You would all be aware that our course and club are attracting more traffic. Whilst this is great news for our coffers, we need to always consider members rights and your Board have had such discussions. We believe that traffic will slow somewhat when Covid19 restrictions are lifted and we propose to “make hay while the sun shines”. We are very mindful that members have made way for visitor traffic and we thank you all for your understanding in this matter. We also assure you that this matter is under notice and will be reviewed in due course.


It is always pleasing to give members a good news story and your Board are delighted with our trading position and take great delight in being able to provide upgraded facilities both in the club and on the course. As stated above your support has been instrumental in getting us to this position and we thank you all for your understanding during this uncertain time.

As I have said many times before your comments are always welcome and your support is always appreciated. It really does make our job worthwhile.

Good golfing to you all,

Geoff Harris,


Club Championships 2020

The 2020 NHIGC Championships for Men, Women and the Foursomes have now been completed. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up. The course was in great condition throughout the various events with the Greens being a feature. Our thanks go to Course Superintendant Greg Jagger and his team for their efforts. Thanks also to the various committee members who organised and conducted these events.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of these events : HLV Partners for the Men's Championships, Midcoast Trucks for the Women's Championships and Terminator Ant Control for the Foursomes.

The winners are listed below.

Men's Champions
A Grade  Stephen Carr A Grade Nett Greg Smith
B Grade  Phillip Mander B Grade Nett Joe Street
C Grade  Dennis Ashton C Grade Nett Urpo Ylinen
Women's Champions
A Grade  Darcy Habgood A Grade Nett Denise Paluch
B Grade  Narelle Delaney B Grade Nett Dorothy Bunyan
C Grade  Kerry Shearer C Grade 2nd Morann Patterson
Foursomes Champions  
Mens Bruce Berry &  Greg McCoy
Womens Henny Oldenhove & Denise Paluch
Mixed Glenys Thompson & Drew Glasson

Andrew Bagust


Women's Championships Results    Men's A Grade Results              Men's B Grade Results            Men's C Grade Results


The Jim Barrie Express 

Jim Barrie loved playing golf on our course and was a valued member of the club. Always happy and smiling his absence has been felt by many members who remember him fondly. Jim bequeathed a sum of money to the club which has been used to purchase the new club bus now named the Jim Barrie Express. His generosity will be remembered whenever we see or use his bus.

Jim Barrie’s best mate Glen is pictured presenting funds for the “Jim Barrie Express” to President Geoff Harris

Andrew Bagust


Captain's Update - Golf Fixture Changes

Now that we are able to play in groups of 4 and the clubhouse has reopened we are returning to our regular fixtures calendar. The 4BBB Knockout has re-started and the Men's Singles Knockout qualifying has been held.  The Men's Championships begin on Saturday 18th July and the Women's on 22nd July. Other events scheduled include the Foursomes Championships, the Island Classic in late August, the MNCDGA Championships on 27th September and the Nambucca Open Day on 11th October . There is a Major Events calendar on display in the clubhouse and it is available using the link below as is the fixtures calendar for the remainder of the year.

Various events are being played on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A Women's competition is available on Wednesday. Bookings at or by ringing the pro shop on 65688172.  The time sheet will be set up  with a 10 minute  interval between groups. Please don't arrive  earlier than 20 minutes before your tee time and don't linger too long after play is finished. Only 1 person per cart unless family members. Heavy fines apply for individuals and clubs who don't adhere to the rules of social distancing.

Results for recent events are available by clicking on the Daily Competition Results to the right above this line.

Andrew Bagust, Captain

2020 Major Events Calendar

2020 Fixtures Calendar


All golfers must follow the rules set to adhere to Social Distancing.

Temporary local rules Incorporating local distancing


Next Round of the

Kempsey  Haval Island Challenge Series

Friday 9th October

On Friday 9th October we are playing  the next round of the Kempsey Haval “Island Challenge Series”. Interest in this event is growing with the number of players in each field increasing every month. The event is a Medley Single Stroke with both a men's and women's winner.

As well as both nett and gross prizes, any player who plays to their handicap wins a sleeve of balls. The ultimate prize for the total of the best 5 individual scores is a trip to the Gold Coast. Progress scores on the race to Royal Pines is on display in the Clubhouse. Entries are available on line or by ringing the pro-shop.

Island Challenge flyer


2021 VETERANS TOURNAMENT     July 4 - July 9

Information & Entry Form



Reciprocal 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 $15 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.

Clubs with Reciprocal rights at Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club.



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