Below is a list of the top and leading Golf Courses in Canberra. To help you find the best golf courses located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Canberra’s Best Golf Courses:
The top rated golf courses offering the very best and quality golf experience are:
- Royal Canberra Golf Club
- The Federal Golf Club
- Fairbairn Golf Course
Royal Canberra Golf Club
Royal Canberra Golf Club the foundation stone for the city was laid in 1913 and in that same year, a few golfing enthusiasts established a nine hole course on a site near to what is now the city center. Subsequently, in 1922, those stalwarts domiciled themselves on a new nine hole, sand green layout at Acton, sharing space with the Acton racecourse and leading to problem lies through omni-present hoof marks on the fairways.
Course Tour, Corporate Golf, Junior Golf, Course Care & Etiquette, Tournaments
“Although a new city in relative terms, Australia’s capital does contain one of the established crown jewels of Australian golf – laid out in the wonderfully undulating, natural environment of Westbourne Woods, Royal Canberra’s original 18-holes, rated 4-1/2 stars, are collectively known as the Westbourne course. A links-style golfing challenge awaits, as well as pleasant views onto the Brindabella mountain range.” -Susan Buttler
The Federal Golf Club
The Federal Golf Club is one of Canberra’s premier golf venues and presents one of Australia’s best inland golfing experiences. Formed in 1933, Federal Golf Club’s original location now lies at the bottom of Lake Burley Griffin. In 1949, the course reopened at its current location on the western side of Red Hill just two kilometres from the Parliamentary Triangle. The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The course is set in beautiful bushland surrounds with grand views of the Brindabella Ranges making the Federal Golf Club a very special place.
Social Golf, Course Tours, Handicap Charts, Live Course Cam,Professional’s Shop, Golf Events, Indexing, Coaching, Junior Golf Program.
“Attended this venue for a 2 day workshop. The facilities are very good and the staff very helpful. Excellent location for off-site workshops. The food selection was great and barista coffee very good.” -Tim Creevy
Fairbairn Golf Course
Fairbairn Golf Course is situated on the Fairbairn precinct, located at the north-east corner of the Canberra International Airport. Access is via Glenora Drive, off Pialligo Avenue (the road to Queanbeyan). It is a full 18 hole par 70 course with well maintained grass greens and fairways defined by established pine trees. There are bunkers, mounds and water hazards to add to the golfing challenge, but the rough is kept manageable to minimise frustration and add to the enjoyment of your round.
Member’s Competition, Excellent Outdoor Area and Undercover BBQ facilities, Bar and Limited Food Service.
“Awesome club. great location, awesome looking to improve the course. This is truly ‘The Friendly Golf Club’. One of Canberra’s hidden gems.” -Alex Zeithlhofer
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