Adelong Golf club is located in a small, historic gold mining town of around 900 people about 340m above sea level and 20km west of Tumut.
There are nine tiny black soil greens at Adelong with gentle hills and sparse trees scattered around the course. The club has basic golf facilities, while the course offers generally straight holes. There are no bunkers either.
Although small and bunker less, there are enough holes to test players regardless of their ability.
The par fives are long, but keep it straight and there isn’t a lot of trouble.
There are a few challenging par threes. Locals say the one to look out for is the dam hole; uphill over the new dam onto a sand green. Plenty of players come to grief here by misjudging the elevation change from the tee.
The sand greens at Adelong Golf Club will test your putting, especially if you are used to grass greens. More than a few visitors have been caught out by the pace of the black sand scrapes.
Post round, can sit under the shade of the old elm trees with your mates and have a few beers. Take in a bit of the country side.
Adelong Golf Club is open all year round. Members play on Tuesdays and the weekend.
Access to the course is via the unpaved Adelong Racecourse Road, off the sealed Reka Road. It is on the way to Tumut via Snowy Mountains Highway 5km east of town.