Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club is just over two hours drive south of Sydney at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River.
Sitting on an idyllic seaside location, the 18-hole layout is one of the better courses in the Southern Illawarra/NSW South Coast region.
The course blends well into the natural links-style landscape. While the majority of the holes are quite open, several mature swamp mahogany and coastal gums dotted throughout make things tighter than they first appear.
Thick coastal fauna borders the course as well.
Designed by Ken McKay, a feature of Shoalhaven Heads are the large, superbly maintained greens, which would be the envy of many city-based courses.
There are several memorable holes at Shoalhaven Heads including:
- The 1st: Reachable for the big hitters. The green is protected by a large bunker in front which you cannot see from the tee.
- The 10th, 11, & 12th: Part of the club’s original layout and right in front of the club. Two Par threes followed by a drivable par four, there is danger all around with plenty of well place bunkers.
- The 17th & 18th: Back to back par fives. Both reachable, but requiring exceptionally well placed tee shots. The second to the 18th is not for the faint-hearted. A massive bunker on the right hand side is waiting to swallow anything hit less than perfect.
For the golfing widows of the world, historical Berry is just a ten minute drive away with its many cafes and antique shops.
After the game enjoy friendly hospitality in the friendly clubhouse. Relax with a cool drink on the verandah overlooking the 18th green.
Shoalhaven Heads is a must on your next golf trip.