Armidale Golf Club in the New England High Country of NSW is an excellent test of golf.
At almost 1,000 metres above sea level, the elevation makes the town the highest city in Australia.
The par 72 (73 Women) layout is on the western boundary of the city.
The course presentation is always top rate with well-maintained kikuyu fairways, bunkers, and some of the best greens you will see in a regional city.
Armidale Golf Club’s bent grass greens in particular are exceptional. Reasonably large and with subtle breaks, they make for some testing times with the putter.
There are a few elevation changes ready to play the odd trick on an unsuspecting player. With an elevated green, the par-five 9th can be tough, especially with the pin hidden from view.
Other highlights include the uphill par three 7th where a well struck shot to an elevated green is needed to clear the water, the downhill 415m par four 8th with its great views, and the the par five 15th, downhill and reachable in two.
Like the surrounding district, the course features some spectacular deciduous trees. During autumn as the leaves turn to vibrant hues of orange and red, the golf club is at its best.