Golf in Kiama
The three excellent Kiama region golf courses enjoy spectacular natural scenery, from the ocean to rolling hills to escarpment rainforest. The beautifully curated courses of the Kiama Golf Club, the Gerringong Golf Club and the Jamberoo Golf Club are a pleasure to play – you can even try footgolf.
The Kiama Golf Club’s all-weather 18-hole course is between the Minnamurra River and the ocean. With fabulous panoramic views, a modern clubhouse, pro shop and the delicious Mystics Restaurant overlooking the course, the club has everything you could need for a great day out on the green.
For some of the most stunning views on the NSW South Coast, tee off at the Gerringong Golf Club’s course. Near the charming seaside town of Gerringong, the course is regarded as one of the best on the coast. There is also a small clubhouse where you can hire clubs and purchase refreshments.
A short drive inland from Kiama is enchanting Jamberoo and the Jamberoo Golf Course. The rainforest on the Illawarra Escarpment is a dramatic backdrop. In the pretty Jamberoo Valley, the course is designed to suit all levels of golfing experience. There’s a golf shop and you can hire carts.
For something quirky, try Footgolf Jamberoo at the golf course. Your feet replace the clubs in this fun sport, which combines soccer and golf. A football is kicked around the course using similar rules to golf - the goal is to sink the soccer ball in special 53cm cups in the minimum number of kicks.
You can play nine or 18 footgolf holes in Jamberoo, which is one of only a dozen accredited footgolf courses in Australia. The game is growing in popularity around the world. Jamberoo Golf Club hosted the first Australian Open FootGolf in 2016. The tournament was won by Argentine Matias Perrone.
Getting to the Kiama region is easy. The drive from Sydney is about two hours. Or take the Grand Pacific Drive, via the Royal National Park. You can also take a scenic train trip from Sydney and alight at Minnamurra station for the Kiama Golf Club and Gerringong station for the Gerringong Golf Club.