Golf is a sport close to my heart here at Travels in Gippsland. I spent a large part of my youth, late 30s and early 40’s swinging the big stick at a little white ball on the Golf Courses in Gippsland Australia. Gippsland Golf Courses pose some amazing challenges for golfers of all abilities, from your weekend hacker to your serious competitive player, there is a course for everyone to enjoy.

Due to the popularity of the game, you can find a competition every day of the week somewhere in Gippsland for you to play golf in and challenge your skills. You can go with some mates or at times you can join a group at the course on the day. Today we are going to have a look at 5 of my favourite Gippsland Golf Course.

To say I was spoiled for choice was an understatement. You could find me anywhere within a few hours for a round of golf with a couple of mates either on the weekend or in the summer months after work.

Maffra Golf Course

The Maffra gold course is a par 72 course with your typical layout of 4 par three’s, 4 par fives and 10 par fours on the course. Maffra golf course will provide a challenge to golfers of any ability. Ideally, it is suited to right-handers who draw the ball.

The 13th hole is ranked the hardest hole on the course and requires a very accurate tee shot to give you any chance of a par. For me, the Maffra golf course is one of the best country golf courses Victoria has to offer but I am biased. Maffra is my home town,

Where is the Maffra golf course located?

The address you will need for the Maffra Golf course is Fultons Road, Maffra.

Can I contact Maffra golf club?

The Maffra golf club website is maffragolf.com.au and the contact Maffra golf club phone number is 03 5147 1884

Playing golf in Gippsland at Maffra Golf Club
Maffra Golf Club from
Photo courtesy of Maffra Golf Club Website

Standout hole at the Maffra Golf Club 

For me, the standout Par 4 is the third hole. A short dogleg to the left protected from tee to green by a channel down one side with a bunker on the dig leg corner. A long iron or short wood will put most golfers in a great spot for an approach to the smallish green ringed on one side with bunkers. A good drive should see you hitting anything from a 7 iron to pitching wedge into the green.

Additional information about the Maffra golf course 

Maffra Golf Club is known to have some of the best greens on the Gippsland side of Melbourne. RV and caravan parking is available at the back of the clubhouse for a small fee.

Weekly competition days

There are plenty of competition days at the Maffra golf club. Visitors are always welcome and if you haven’t got your clubs there are some at the clubhouse to hire.

PlayersDayPrice
MenWednesdayMembers – $10 Visitors – $20
LadiesThursdayMembers – $8 Visitors – $15
Men and LadiesSaturdayMembers – $10 Visitors – $20
Men and LadiesSundayMembers – $8 Visitors – $15
Seniors EventMembers & Visitors – $8

*The Maffra Golf Club seniors event is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month

Sale Golf Course

Sale Golf Club is a par 70 layout. You will find 4 par three’s, 2 par fives and 12 par fours to challenge you.

Where is the Sale golf course located?

Rosedale – Longford Road, Longford

Can I contact the Sale golf club?

The Sale golf club website is https://salegolfclub.com.au and the contact Sale golf club phone number is 03 5149 7293

Par 3, 6th at Sale Golf Club
The 6th Hole Sale Golf Club
Golfing in Gippsland at Sale Golf Course
One of Gippsland Golfs finest

Standout hole at the Sale golf course 

The par 3 sixth hole measuring a healthy 167 meters off the back blocks provides a massive challenge for those that don’t hit it straight at the green. On the right side lies a deepish bunker not too far from that bunker lies an out of bounds fence. On the left-handed side, the hole falls away steeply into a grassy ravine. You will be able to play your ball from down there but it provides a challenging chip when you can’t see the flagstick.

Additional information about the Sale golf course

If you are coming to the Sale Golf club from the Melbourne direction it is best to turn off at Rosedale on the Rosedale- Longford road which takes you straight past the course.

Weekly competition days

PlayersDayPrice
LadiesTuesday
MenWednesday
MenSaturday

Where to stay in Sale

If you are travelling around in Gippsland you may find it easier to find a main base for a few days to recuperate. Sale Victoria is a great and central place to stay. You can find many different types of accommodation in Sale for your needs while you are touring the best golf courses in Gippsland.

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Bairnsdale Golf Course

Bairnsdale Golf club in East Gippsland is a par 71 course. You will find 4 par three’s, 11 par fours and 3 par 5 on this great Gippsland Golf Course.

Where is the Bairnsdale golf course located?

Paynesville Road, Eagle Point.

Can I contact the Bairnsdale golf club?

The Bairnsdale golf club website is https://www.bairnsdalegolf.com.au and the Bairnsdale golf club phone number for the Bairnsdale golf club is 0351566252

Bairnsdale golf course
Bairnsdale Golf Course is a real challenge

Standout hole at the Bairnsdale golf course

The best hole at Bairnsdale would have to be the par 5 13th hole. Measuring a gut-busting 503 meters long. A few things to know about this hole are that there is an out of bounds all the way along the right-hand side. If you can get a good drive away down the fairway your eyes will light up with the opportunity of reaching this hole in two.

The last 200 odd meters falls downhill sharply. Protecting fairway and greenside bunkers lie waiting. More than one fool has been caught out going for glory here by putting the ball out of bounds after overswinging. A good birdie chance awaits those who set up the hole with a good second shot.

Additional information about the Bairnsdale golf club

The course is also home to the Bairnsdale Bowls Club for those that like to go hunting for the jack as well as the pin.

Weekly competition days

PlayersDayPrice
MenThursday and Saturday
LadiesWednesday and Saturday
MixedTuesday (18 holes and 9 holes) & Sunday
Ladies beginnersgolf over 9 Holes is held on Tuesdays

Where to stay near Bairnsdale golf course

If you need an amazing place to stay in Bairnsdale to enjoy this amazing Victorian golf course there are plenty of options in the link below. Whether you are looking for budget or luxury so you can enjoy the best game of golf in Bairnsdale there will be something perfect for you.

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Lakes Entrance Golf Course

The Lakes Entrance Golf Course is a par 72 course. It has a traditional layout of 4 par threes. 4 par fives and 10 par fours.

Where is the Lakes Entrance gold course located?

142 Golf Links Road Lakes Entrance Victoria 

Can I contact the Lakes Entrance golf club?

The Lakes Entrance golf club website is https://www.lakesentrancegolf.com.au and the Lakes Entrance golf club phone number is 03 5155 2832

Golf club waiting by the tee.
Getting ready to golf

Standout hole at the Lakes Entrance gold course

This was hard there are just so many good holes at Lakes Entrance. For me, the standout hole is the 7th. Its a par 4 monster measuring 418 meters. It’s referred to locally as the Khyber Pass. You tee off from an elevated position with views of the ocean and the sounds of the waves crashing in.

You will need to smash a big drive into a good position down the right-hand side to set up an approach shot. This is where the hole gets difficult. The hole narrows significantly with sand dunes on either side before opening back up around the green. A bad tee shot will require you to draw/hook or fade/slice your second shot into the green. A true test of your golfing skill awaits you here.

Additional information about the Lakes Entrance golf club

Lakes Entrance is the furthermost course East we will feature. It runs alongside the 90 Mile Beach and was once the site of the original entrance where the sea meets the lakes at lakes Entrance which has to make it a very unique Victorian golf course.

Weekly competition days

PlayersDayPrice
LadiesWednesday
MenThursday
Ladies & MenSaturday

*The first Sunday of each month will be scheduled a Medley 18 Hole Stableford event at the Lakes Entrance Golf course.

Places to stay in Lakes Entrance

Hopefully, you are able to stay in the amazing town of Lakes Entrance for a few days while you get in some holes of golf. There are so many different types of accommodation in Lakes Entrance that you won’t know where to start! Luckily we have the map below for you.

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Yarram Golf Club

Yarram Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 course. The course is a sandbelt course set in bushland.

Where is the Yarram Golf course located?

42 Golf Links Road, Yarram, Victoria 3971

Can I contact the Yarram golf club?

The Yarram golf club website is http://yarramgolfclub.com.au and the Yarram golf club phone number is 03 5182 5596

Standout hole at the Yarram golf course

The 10th at Yarram is a 453-meter par 5 downhill with a right-angle dogleg right near the green. You tee off from an elevated position with out-of-bounds running all the way down the left. A good drive to a wide fairway will set you up for 3 things. An easy bar, a great birdie chance or a disaster. You can play this hole easy with a driver, mid-iron and wedge for a par.

You can also play this hole for an easy birdie with a driver mid-iron to the green. To do this you need to hit a blind second shot over the dogleg which contains a water dam. No guts no glory, with a good drive, go for the green here. With a bad drive put your second down to corner and fire at the pin with a wedge from 50-100 and hope to make par.

Additional information about the Yarram golf club

There are 4 caravan sites at the course for golfing nomads. Pull up, stay a few nights and play one of Australia’s premier volunteer-run courses.

The Yarram golf clubhouse is also the home of an original Heesco street art painting. I am sure many of the other country golf courses Victoria has would love a painting like this to draw in more golf players in Gippsland.

First visit to Gippsland, Victoria?

Visit Gippsland today for some of the best golf courses in Victoria. Sport in Gippsland especially golf is a great way to do some exercise. A Gippsland Golf course will provide any level of golfer a real challenge. Why not make some travels in Gippsland weekend of it and stay a night. You could easily play 2 of these courses over a weekend in Gippsland.

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About the Author

Mark has grown up and lived in the Gippsland area all his life. “I think I know a thing or 2 about Gippsland”. When Mark is not working he is out exploring the best of Gippsland with his wife and kids