Since 1897, the Wollongong Golf Club has worked tirelessly to foster a grass roots sporting culture.
We pride ourselves on self-development, community involvement and participation and as such, have developed the following vision:
“To be recognised as regional Australia’s strongest member owned golf organisation.”
We have always recognised that our people are our most valuable asset, whether they be our members, our visitors or our staff. We are continuously striving to provide the best possible resources and facilities for these groups, and to invoke a sense of enrichment and enjoyment from everyone involved.Extending beyond the golf course, the Wollongong Golf Club has invested heavily in the areas of environmental sustainability and corporate citizenship. We are currently focused on further developing ourselves as an industry leader and a sought after destination for golf, accommodation, dining and functions.
Course Master Plan
April 2014 saw the unveiling of stage two of the Wollongong Golf Club Master Plan.
This included an extension of the opening par-five where a new undulating green has been created at an elevated site beyond and to the left of the original location. The uphill par-four 7th has had the existing green complex set atop a dune redesigned with new bunkering added; and the adjacent short par-three 17th – one of the most iconic holes on the layout– has a new green, re-shaped bunkers and new chipping areas introduced while retaining the same exciting shot values from the tee perched high above.
Finally, teeing areas at the par-five 18th have been extended and new fairway bunkers added, immediately transforming the hole into a more strategic and challenging proposition. The finishing touches to the project include the replacement of non-indigenous plants and flora with species local to the area, in accordance with the club’s Vegetation Management Plan.
Course Vegetation Management Plan
Developed in conjunction with Kevin Mills and Associates, and Niche Environment and Heritage the aim of the Wollongong Golf Club vegetation management plan is:
“To produce a consistent, aesthetically pleasing golf course through the use of native plant species that occur naturally throughout the Illawarra”.
With an emphasis on Wallaby grass (Austrodanthonia), Coastal Tea Tree (Leptospermum laevigatum), Coastal Banksia (Banksia inegrifolia), Grevillea (Griveillea “Ned Kelly”) and Coastal Pigface (Carpobrotus glaucescens) we are committed to maintaining and protecting the golf course, its grounds and the gardens surrounding our clubhouse.
The overall focus of the vegetation management plan is to enhance the golfing experience, whilst showing the utmost respect to the native vegetation and wildlife, the waterways and the coastal environment.