Orbost Golf Club

Orbost Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 71
ACR: 69
Length (m): 5710
Architect: A.W.Jackson
Design Year: 1932
Top 100: Not ranked
Orbost Golf Club is a semi-private golf course however limited opportunities exist for non-members to play. Contact Orbost Golf Club for more information.

The Orbost Golf Club is set in picturesque timbered country on the outskirts of Orbost on the Bonang Highway. Orbost is situated on the Snowy River, 4 hours south of Canberra and 4 hours east of Melbourne. Green fee golfers are always welcome.

There are ample quality accommodation available for persons wishing to enter the tournaments, ranging from Motels, Hotels, Caravan Parks and Bed & Breakfast.

In 2006 Orbost Golf Club celebrated its’ Centenary having originally been formed as the Snowy River Golf Club and played on private land near the banks of the Snowy River just to the south of town. In the 1930’s the Golf Club relocated to its present site and was renamed Orbost Golf Club. The land was shared by the Show grounds and Racing Club. Orbost Golf Club later acquired the land outright to provide a permanent home for golfers in Orbost and surrounding district. With 18 holes on a tight layout Orbost presents a challenge to all golfers, as well as some magnificent views of the famous Snowy River flats.


The 2014 Marlo Hotel Easter Golf Classic will be held on Easter Saturday. The inaugural event was held last year and proved popular to visitors to the area. Sponsored trophies exceeded $1500.00 in value. Contact the Golf Club or Marlo Hotel for entry information regarding this event.

The East Gippsland Golf Classic is a 54 Hole Stableford tournament played, over three days, one day each at Orbost Golf Club, Bairnsdale Golf Club and Lakes Entrance Golf Club. This year the event will be held on 27th to 29th April commencing at Orbost Golf Club, followed by Bairnsdale Golf Club on 28th April and finishing at Lakes Entrance on Tuesday 29th. Contact the clubs for further details. Click Here to download a PDF Entry Form, or contact one of the clubs for a copy, or if you require further information contact the Tournament Secretary, Clive Storey on 0418 380 058.

The Golf Club will also host our August Tournament on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th. More details will be available closer to the event.

The Snowy River Golf Classic is East Gippsland's Premier Stableford tournament held over three days, early in January. The 2014 Classic offered Trophies valued at approximately $4000-, donated by local businesses. Friday is a 9 Hole Stableford Medley, commencing in the afternoon, and is followed by a complimentary sausage sizzle and Happy Hour. This gives competitors and organizers a chance to catch up, and make new friends. Saturday and Sunday is 18 holes of Stableford, with daily winners, culminating in the “Classic” Champions for the year being announced. Block entry fee is only $50.00 and includes complimentary BBQ breakfast and light lunch both days. Saturday evening features a light meal and entertainment from around 7:00. Entry Form and Conditions of entry for this event will be available closer to the event.

The mouth of the famous Snowy River at Marlo is only a 15 minute drive. Good fishing is available as a respite from golf both at Marlo and Cape Conran, the latter being in Bass Strait and a fishery containing Flathead, Gummy Shark etc. The area is close to the largest inland waterway in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes with the entrance at Lakes Entrance.

Near Marlo on the Brodribb River visitors have the opportunity to visit the newly launched paddle steamer P.S. Curlip 2, a new vessel built by local volunteers based on the original design of the P.S. Curlip which plied the lower Snowy River almost 100 years ago. Trips are available from Marlo and information can be obtained at the Curlip Information centre in Orbost.

Other attractions are the Slab Hut, located at Forest Park, a restored building from the late 1800’s which was relocated to its present site several years ago, and now operates as the Orbost Visitor Information Centre. Located in the vicinity is the Orbost Exhibition Centre, which features a variety of displays, and traveling exhibitions. The centre is also home to WOOD Inc. which has an annual show featuring timber furniture and other items made of Australian timbers by local and Australia wide craftspeople.

The forests and rivers around Orbost provide a wide variety of flora and fauna, and can be accessed for walking tours or day trips by motor vehicle. We hope you find the time to come and play a round or two at Orbost Golf Club and also enjoy beautiful East Gippsland.

Address and Contact Details

Orbost Golf Club
Bonang Highway
Orbost, Victoria, 3888
Tel: 03-5154-1025
Fax: 03 5154 2783

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 5 (438 m)
A slight dogleg from the tee to a wide open fairway. Too far left or right can see second shot blocked. The green is protected by a large bunker in the front, and also slopes away to the back right.

Hole 2, Par 3 (143 m)
This tee shot requires accuracy and length, despite only being 143 metres. Short tee shots can be caught in the treed creek or roll off the sloping green. Bunkers are positioned left and right and too long can make a very difficult downhill chip.

Hole 3, Par 4 (354 m)
A mostly straight hole although shots too far right can be blocked off and left may catch timber also. Bunker short right often comes into play. Large flat green.

Hole 4, Par 4 (358 m)
A right hand dogleg, with out of bounds also protecting the hole on the right. Keep the tee shot straight and a good second can see par. Beware of the bunker behind the green.

Hole 5, Par 4 (403 m)
Straight away par 4 with a wide fairway. Usually this hole is into the wind, often causing golf balls to stray. Medium sized green with slope from the back. Always a difficult hole.

Hole 6, Par 4 (390 m)
Another dogleg hole, however longer hitters can take on the large cypress tree to set up the second shot to a smallish green, protected by a small bunker front left.

Hole 7, Par 5 (465 m)
Straight away par 5 with wide landing area. Second shot across the road, will leave a short shot to a difficult green with bunkers left and right. Too far right can make it difficult to hold the green.

Hole 8, Par 3 (137 m)
Small green protected at front and to the right with bunkers. The putt often seems to have no break, but often turns to the road.

Hole 9, Par 4 (305 m)
Out of bounds to the right but the wide fairway leaves a shortish second shot to a large green. The bunker at the back-right of the green catches many overplayed balls.

Hole 10, Par 3 (137 m)
Downhill Par 3, more difficult than it seems Out of bounds over the back will catch any long shots.

Hole 11, Par 4 (328 m)
Difficult dog leg right, with trees catching any players trying to take the shortest route to the right. The left to right fairway often pushes good drives to the right also. It is difficult to see this green from back down the fairway.

Hole 12, Par 3 (165 m)
This par 3 requires a long carry from the tee to an elevated green. Out of bounds to the right and bunkers in front and left rear make this a very challenging hole. Depending on the pin position putting can also be quite difficult.

Hole 13, Par 4 (311 m)
Accuracy off the tee is essential, to have a clear second to the green on this tough dogleg right. A small bunker on the left helps protect this green.

Hole 14, Par 4 (321 m)
A large mahogany tree on the left of the fairway is the main obstacle on this par 4. A grass bunker to the right often catches stray second shots.

Hole 15, Par 4 (370 m)
Long par 4 with trouble left off the tee. Too far right though, and more timber comes into play. A long second shot needs to avoid the bunker front left of this undulating green.

Hole 16, Par 4 (304 m)
Short par 4 with out of bounds on the left. A bunker front left protects this sloping green.

Hole 17, Par 4 (248 m)
Another short hole, with the longer hitters going for the large green. The bunker, short left, often catches these drives and a grass bunker on the right can come into play.

Hole 18, Par 5 (435 m)
This par 5 requires an accurate drive down the right hand side of the fairway. Too far left and the ball can run down the hill into trouble. The narrowing fairway 100 metres from the green can catch some golfers, and the large left greenside bunker also protects this large rolling green.

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