Amaz­ing views at The Tura Beach Coun­try Club

Inside Golf - - Feature -

Tura Beach Coun­try Club is re­ferred to as “the club with the mil­lion dol­lar views”.

A mar­velous set­ting over­look­ing the Pa­cific Ocean is why.

This su­perb 18-hole lay­out has a rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing ‘the golfers’ golf course’ and will in time be­come one of the great cour­ses of New South Wales. The course it­self is tough but not un­fair. Large greens (some tiered) and stiff winds — a cru­cial fac­tor on any sea­side course — add to the dif­fi­culty.

It be­comes ob­vi­ous that de­signer Peter Thom­son’s love of links type cour­ses in­flu­enced many of the holes here.

If a real golf­ing chal­lenge is what you want, look no fur­ther than Tura Beach.

Peter Thom­son and Mike Wolveridge, one of Australia’s most re­spected golf course de­sign part­ner­ships, were given a mag­nif­i­cent piece of land with which to ply their trade.

The re­sult of their labour was the Tura Beach Golf Course, a course of cham­pi­onship stan­dard, mea­sur­ing 6,018 me­tres, boast­ing a par of 73.

Each nine has its own spe­cial set of chal­lenges, with the links style front nine and its many water haz­ards com­pli­mented by the hills and tall trees on the back nine. The stand­outs are the par 3’s, prob­a­bly as chal­leng­ing a group of short holes as you will en­counter any­where!

Tura hosts the Bega Cheese Pro Am each year and this tour­na­ment has been voted the best in re­gional NSW for the last 2 years.

Tura also of­fers mem­bers and vis­i­tors the added fa­cil­i­ties of mag­nif­i­cent bowl­ing greens and two syn­thetic ten­nis courts.

Throw in the beach, lo­cated along­side the 4th fair­way, and you have the ul­ti­mate hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion.

Club Sap­phire Tura is lo­cated five kilo­me­tres north of Mer­im­bula along Sap­phire Coast Drive.

With an in­ter­est for ev­ery­one, the Club of­fers pa­trons fa­cil­i­ties such as Keno, TAB, SKY Rac­ing, reg­u­lar live en­ter­tain­ment, a cour­tesy bus and a res­tau­rant with “mil­lion dol­lar views” over the golf course to com­ple­ment the best food and ser­vice in the re­gion.

For more in­for­ma­tion call (02) 6495 9002 or visit www.turabeach­coun­

The Tura Beach Coun­try Club, a Peter Thom­son de­signed gem

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