Much has changed since Friday December 17th, 1897 when Sydney Golf Club members Messrs Leonard Dobbin, E.D. Hoben, Irving Kent and an unnamed colleague cycled from Sydney with the materials required to construct holes, flags and teeing grounds at Wollongong.
With the assistance of the founding committee, a nine hole links course was completed and the following afternoon (Saturday December 18th, 1897) an exhibition round was played marking the arrival of golf in Wollongong.
Today, a true links style 18 hole course stands alongside the beach, largely on the same site.
The club has hosted many tournaments over the years, most recently the NSW P.G.A. Championships (2009 – 2011) and the Jack Newton Subaru State Age Championships (2014 – 2015).
Although Wollongong Golf Club is one of the oldest in Australia, and fast approaching a 120 year milestone, the core values and philosophy have remained the same with mateship, enrichment and respect being at the heart of everything we do.