10 Reasons why Norfolk Island is the best place for Golf

10 Reasons why Norfolk Island is the best place for Golf

Included in the 'Australia's 60 best nine-hole golf courses' list by Golf Australia, the local Golf course and club on Norfolk Island has a unique appeal that draws return visitors again and again. We may be a little biased but here’s 10 Reasons why we believe Norfolk Island is the best place for Golf.

1. Friendly Local Club

Barely a visitor returns without commenting on the friendliness and easy manner of the locals. Indeed the Club’s reputation is founded on its open approachability and genuine welcome to members and visiting golfers.

Zack Snider Hardy Pro Am Golf
Norfolk Island Travel Centre Golf Course 7

2. World Heritage listed site

Located within historic Kingston, the oldest of eleven World Heritage listed Australian Convict Sites, the 1843 clubhouse and pro shop were built as the home for the Stipendiary Magistrate.

3. Stunning Vistas from The Verandah and Beyond

Sitting on the Club verandah overlooking the course, the left hand view overlooks the historic cemetery and pounding surf of Cemetery Beach. Looking straight ahead glimpses of both Nepean and Phillip Islands appear; while to the right the complex of Government House buildings peeps through surrounding Norfolk Island Pines.

Hardys Pro Am Classic Golf Norfolk Island 2017

4. Annual Tournaments

In the Norfolk Island Golf calendar there are four annual tournaments; the Hardy’s Wines Pro-Am Classic, the Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament, the Veterans’ Golf Tournament and the new Castaway Pairs Invitational Tournament.

5. Social Golf Available Year Round

Did you know the Norfolk Island Golf Club welcomes visiting golf groups at any time? A relaxed option where you can play as much golf as you like with a group of friends or family, co-ordinated into a 5 or 7 day holiday package including airfares, accommodation and car hire.

HARDYS WINES Norfolk Pro Am Golf Classic 3
2016 Hardys Golf Classic By Zack G27

6. Local Comps Held Every Week

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to meet the locals and join in the comps held every week. Those who have a handicap can join in the two main comps on Wednesdays (1pm tee off) and Saturdays (8.30am and 1pm tee off). Visitors without a handicap are welcome to play in the Friday chook run (tees off around 3pm).

7. Bring Your Group

There’s no group size too big or too small, but there are some accommodation benefits if you have 10+ travelling together (made up of both golfers and non-golfers). Please ask us for details.

Norfolk Island Veterans Golf 2
The Olive Branch

8. The Olive Branch

Taking advantage of the wonderful seasonal produce on island, the Olive Branch Café is perfect to share a lunch or plate of nibbles with a glass of wine or beer overlooking the golf course and ocean from the undercover verandah.

9. Andrew ‘Umi’ Umlauft

Club Professional Andrew ‘Umi’ Umlauft has been a member of the Australian PGA for 17 years and the club professional for 10 years. Umi and his staff are keen to ensure that you’ll enjoy your time whether you are having a holiday hit, playing in a social group, a tournament or getting some advice on your game.

Norfolk Island Travel Centre Golf Swing
Round The Island 2 NOC 2019 Stuck On A Rock

10. Pacific Island Gem

This Island goes beyond any superlative you can think of. Suffice to say there must have been a reason why out of all the Pacific Islands he visited, the only place Captain Cook described as ‘paradise’, was Norfolk Island. Within a breathtakingly beautiful environment experience snorkelling in turquoise waters over coral reef, soaking up history in a World Heritage listed area and exploring a unique local culture. There is as much or as little as you’d like to do on Norfolk.

“What a wonderful little golf course - 9 holes (18 tees).. Winding through historical areas and beach scenes, with the grand Norfolk pines all around - really enjoyed our round and a quiet drink on the veranda of the historical building that serves as the clubhouse.”

- Gordon Ashmore, NSW (Trip Advisor)

Hot Deals - valid for selected travel dates up until 31 March 2025

Country-style Cottages

Trade Winds Country Cottages

Country-style cottages sit on extensive gardens that grow fresh produce available for guest use, Trade Winds Country Cottages offer the perfect island and country escape combined.

From $2639 pp twin share
ON SALE - Self-contained Apartment

Crest Apartments

SAVE $680 per couple if booked by 31 May 2024. The Crest Apartments occupies a prime position on an elevated 3 hectare block, looking out to Phillip Island and the Pacific Ocean. 

From $1799 pp twin share
5 Star Adults Only Luxury

Glencar Luxury Villas

Glencar Luxury Villas is the ultimate 5 star adults only property on Norfolk Island. With awe inspiring views over the countryside towards Mount Pitt and the ocean, these One Bedroom Villas are perfect for relaxation and escape from the every day.

From $4089 pp twin share
ON SALE - Self-contained House

Christian’s of Bucks Point

SAVE $1,770 per group of six if booked by 31 May 2024 and discover the rich history of this 3 bedroom heritage house.

From $2099 pp six share
ON SALE - Resort-style accommodation

Governor’s Lodge

Discover resort-style accommodation at Governor’s Lodge. Close to town and the sights of Kingston, yet set on 12 acres of subtropical gardens offering the perfect Norfolk Island escape.

From $2889 pp twin share
ON SALE - Stay 7 Pay 5!

Ocean Breeze Cottages

SAVE $560 per couple with this stay 7 nights, pay for 5* for travel between 01 June to 31 August 2024. Ideally located high in the centre of the island, these self-contained cottages have broad panoramic views.  The property also has a tennis court and barbecue area and transit lounge for guests use.

From $2129 pp twin share
Hillside Ocean View Spa Villa

The White House

Located in the prestigious Buck’s Point area, this Presidential, 5-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom hillside ocean view spa villa is for your Exclusive Indulgence – no other guests or neighbours.

From $2029 pp eight share
Centrally located

Aloha Apartments

Stay 7 nights at centrally located Aloha Apartments Norfolk Island. Relax and unwind in a fully self contained apartment that offers all the comforts and conveniences of home.

From $2229 pp twin share
Private & Peaceful

Whitewood Sea

Beautiful newly renovated holiday cottage with magnetic views of majestic Phillip Island.

From $2109 pp twin share