Wanaaring Golf Club is located in a tiny village in north western NSW. It is literally “out the back of Bourke.” It is the last town where the Paroo River ends, on the floodplains south of Wanaaring.
The golf club sits on the bend of a boomerang along the iconic ‘Cut Line,’ a dirt road halfway between Bourke and a desert village, Tibooburra.
The closest town is Bourke, about 200km away on mostly unsealed red dirt roads. Significant work is being undertaken by Bourke Council to seal the roads.
Those travelling long distances often stop over at Wanaaring for petrol and a meal. Along the way spot the wildlife from camels, brumbies, echidnas, emus and kangaroos.
Wanaaring Golf Club is a nine-hole course with no grass. Summer temperatures can get up to the high 30s, and can soar past 45 degrees celsius.
Other activities include fishing and bush camping near the Paroo River. An annual rodeo supports the Royal Fying Doctor service, an essential medical aid to those living in the outback.
The Wanaaring Store and Caravan Park services the area from food to car parts. It is the general store, post office, petrol station, caravan park and provides take away meals.
To get a glimpse of “Golf, outback style,” view ABCs article: https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/06/15/2598305.htm