Narooma Golf Course ranks 18th in Australia

TOP 20: Narooma Golf Club has been ranked 18th one of Australia's best public access golf courses - four places higher than last year. Picture: Brendan James
TOP 20: Narooma Golf Club has been ranked 18th one of Australia's best public access golf courses - four places higher than last year. Picture: Brendan James

Narooma Golf Club has been named one of Australia's best public access golf courses, ranking 18th on the list.

Out of 100 golf courses in Australia, it is the highest achieved position in the club's history. The par three third hole, dubbed Hogan's Hole, has also been listed as one of the best, included on the 18 holes Hall of Fame list. Golf Australia judge Brendan James said the achievement was the culmination of hard work from the club's board of management, course superintendent, greens staff and volunteers.

"The Narooma Golf Club is the jewel in the golfing crown of NSW South Coast courses and has reached its highest ever position in this ranking as a result of superior conditioning and some minor tweaks to the design in recent times," he said.

"While the ocean cliff top holes seem to get all of the acclaim, the inland holes covering more dramatic terrain from the 10th to the 15th not only offer a starkly different golfing experience but are very good holes in their own right."

Club general manager Dominic Connaughton said the recognition was satisfying given the challenges of 2020: "The club has an excellent board lead by the president Geoff Lanham who understands the important issues and gets the job done with minimal fuss."

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