Golf in Kiama
Golfers are spoilt for choice in the Kiama region with three beautifully curated courses, all with spectacular natural scenery and views of crashing waves, rolling hills and the bony spine of the escarpment jutting out of the rainforest. The Kiama Golf Club, the Gerringong Golf Club and the Jamberoo Golf Club are a pleasure to play.
The Kiama Golf Club’s all-weather 18-hole course is sandwiched between the Minnamurra River and the ocean. With fabulous panoramic views, a modern clubhouse, pro golf shop and the much-loved Mystics Bistro overlooking the course, the club has everything you could need for a great day out on the green.
Get some of the best views on the South Coast from the Gerringong Golf Club, which overlooks a windswept stretch of coastline. The course, which is near the charming seaside town of Gerringong, 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 where you will find the charming township of Jamberoo and the Jamberoo Golf Course, where the emerald rainforest and Illawarra Escarpment make for a dramatic backdrop. The course, in pretty Jamberoo Valley, is designed to suit golfers with all levels of experience. There’s a golf shop and you can hire carts, too.
For something quirky, try Footgolf Jamberoo at Jamberoo Golf Course. The sport requires you to use your feet instead of the clubs in a fun mash-up of soccer and golf. A football is kicked around the course using similar rules to golf with the goal being to sink the ball in special 53cm cups in the minimum number of kicks.
Getting to the Kiama region is easy. The drive from Sydney takes around two hours along the scenic Grand Pacific Drive, via the Royal National Park. Alternatively, leave the car at home and catch the train. Alight at Minnamurra Station for Kiama Golf Club and Gerringong Station for the Gerringong Golf Club.