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.