Tura Beach Country Club

South Coast, NSW | User Rating: Rate-3 (3.5) | Add A Review

The Tura Beach Country Club located in the Merimbula Golf Precinct on the far South Coast of New South Wales (5 minutes north of the busy coastal town of Merimbula), provides one the best sporting and social venues in the area.

Featuring the spectacular Peter Thomson/ Michael Wolveridge designed 18 hole championship golf course – rated in the top 100 public courses in Australia – two of the best maintained bowling greens on the coast and first class tennis facilities.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Name: Tura Beach Country Club
  • Region: South Coast, NSW
  • Address: The Fairway
    2548, New South Wales, Australia
  • Proshop: (02) 6495 9068
  • General: (02) 6495 9002
  • Holes: 18
  • Metres: 6018m
  • Par: 73
1. dunteachin | Rated | 13 Feb 2013 | Add A Review

Played the front nine today and was most impressed. Fairways luscious and the largish greens slick and holding. One warning – do not attempt this course without a cart unless you’re fitter than me. It’s hilly! That said, I reckon it’s the pick of the courses in the area. Highlights for me were the 2nd, a par 4 with water at the back and side of the green ready to trap the long ball, the par 5 4th along the beach (reachable in 2 with the right shots),and the par 3 5th which is a 181m water carry – don’t worry there’s plenty of room for a leftside bailout if you’re not game. The 7th is an interesting hole with the slope across the fairway which makes for some innovative shotmaking. The 8th is a straight uphill par 4 which has perhaps the best view of the ocean from the green that I have ever seen on a golf course. Overall, you’d be mad to visit the area and not give this course a go!

2. greeneye | Rated | 23 Aug 2012 | Add A Review

Have played this course twice. Both times were in October (2010 & 2011). Will be coming back to play it again this year. I found the course to be challenging yet enjoyable. 5th hole, 180m par 3 over the water is certainly a memorable hole. Greens were testing, many with subtle borrows so that there is rarely a straight putt. An enjoyable challenging course.

3. teeshot23 | Rated | 11 Mar 2011 | Add A Review

Had a hit at this course yesterday after work , I had played this course a fair bit over a decade ago and it was great to come back after so long .

although it was raining it was a pleasure to play the type of course you would play over and over and stll love it .

I loved the bunker design and the way par 5’ s give you a risk reward option with taking on bunkers or risking being in water or tea tree touble with second shots.

tee boxes were in great condition .

although it rained heavy and i was carrying my clubs very enjoyable

4. q-tip | Rated | 14 Aug 2010 | Add A Review

Measures 6018m Par 73 with five par 3s ranging from 153-181m, seven par 4s ranging from 304-377m and six par 5s ranging from 425-470m. The layout is impressive (and probably my favourite on the Sapphire Coast) with the front nine heading towards the ocean, whilst the back nine meanders westwards and is lined by houses on one side for most holes.

At Tura Beach you teeoff towards the north, then east, then south, then west. It is not a traditional up-and-back layout.

There are hills and gullies to hit over and across with water coming into play on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 14th & 18th.

Most greens are bunkered with only the 4th, 7th, 12th, 14th and 16th bunkerless greens.

The greens were quick and smooth, but not overly fast. The teeboxes were reasonably sized and in fairly good condition – large enough to find a flat lie. The fairways were a little worn out, but given the recent rains and the sloping fairways, it has to collect somewhere which leads to certain areas being quite sloshy.

Highlights include:

  • 474m par 5 4th with the beach OOB on the left, fairway bunkers left and right, water hazard along the right, a bunker in the middle of the fairway about 50m short of the two-tiered bunkerless green
  • 181m 5th with a bunker back right of green with water from tee to green along the right. As mentioned by others quite a tall ask to reach with a stiff northerly. There is however, a bailout option along the left from tee to green.

*368m 7th has a moderate sloping fairway to the left which plays slightly uphill, with a bunker 40m short right.

  • 11th and 12th have blind teeshots to a crest which falls away to the trees. The 470m 11th has a dam 50m short right of the green with 2 bunkers guarding the front.

The par 5s are generally weak in length and challenge. The course has wide fairways which are lined by thick foliage on some holes. The par 4s here are quite a challenge given most are slightly uphill doglegs.

Played here 12/08/2010 and paid $33 social green fees. A good layout with fantastic views from the course and its clubhouse. Will be back again on holidays to play here.

5. scotttt | Rated | 29 Jun 2010 | Add A Review

The low ratings given are by people who know very little about golf. Conditioning was a problem when there was a drought however they have recycled water so even during dry periods this will not be as much as an issue. The green staff do a great job with a small crew and limited financial recources.

Much better course than either Eden or Pambula Merimbula. On a par with Narooma and Bermagui.

6. noddy19 | Rated | 19 Jan 2009 | Add A Review

Excellent layout. The steep inclines make choosing the right club for approach shots challenging. Fantastic views of the ocean. I can imagine some holes would be cruel for high handicappers in stroke events. The par 3 fifth comes quickly to mind. It is no wonder that they have a clearly visible "Complaints Box" that you would have to swim about 50m to get to!

The main disappointment when I played this course just after Christmas 2008 was the condition of the fairways and greens, which didn’t do justice to the layout.

7. Alwaysgolfing | Rated | 25 Jan 2008 | Add A Review

It think Lowflyinghawk sums it up very well – nice enough course but others better close by. How it rates in the top 100 is beyond me. Some nice views and challenging holes but not an overly enjoyable course.

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8. tigeywigey | Rated | 06 Dec 2007 | Add A Review

One of the best courses on the south coast of NSW. The view on many holes is sensational, perhaps not as good as the first few holes at Narooma but the layout is much more interesting and the condition is generally much better right across the course. It’s a solid walk but no problem if you’re reasonably fit. Some pin positions add the equivalent of half a shot to the par of the hole (e.g. back of the 4th and 14th, front left corner of the 6th), and with the wind blowing some holes can be pretty cruel. The clubhouse has million dollar views. Probably the best aspect of Tura Beach is that every hole is different and memorable in its own right. There’s very little of the “up and back” side-by-side fairways that you find at so many other courses (especially Pambula/Merimbula). Most of the par 5s are reachable in two for the long hitters, and even we also-rans have a chance at a few of them.

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9. lowflyinghawk | Rated | 20 Mar 2007 | Add A Review

A very testing course due to the length of some holes and slope of the fairways due to the fact that the course is built on the side of a steep hill, making it a tough walk and placing a premium on ball positioning off the tees. I found the back nine to be quite dull with a lot of long straight holes that went across or up and down the hill. The front nine, as well as being significantly flatter, has more variety and character. Overall a nice course and a good test of golf, but in my opinion inferior to Bermagui, Eden and Pambula-Merimbula.

10. thechopper | Rated | 30 Jun 2006 | Add A Review

A very good test of golf.

Long Par4s and 5s and very challenging par3s

Have played there several times and have not been disapointed.

The greens are always fast and true and the fairways are in great condition.

Its a thinkers golf course. Dont get up to the tee and bang the driver, because danger lurks on most holes.

A tough walk, probably better to cart it, but well worth playing in you are down south

11. threejab | Rated | 29 Apr 2004 | Add A Review

Loved it have played it twice and im coming back for the more. A tough demanding course with a first class club house with views to die for looking over the pacific ocean. This course has everything good holes bad holes undulations unforgiving greens water hazzards plenty of bush. Have a bad day here and it can cruel you but have a go it's a great track four and half stars for me.

12. Mark Barden | Rated | 21 Oct 2003 | Add A Review

At just over 6,000 metres this course has some very demanding holes. The par 4 14th is the longest par 4 on the course (377m) but with the hilly nature of the back 9 in particular, par is difficult to achieve. The par 5's are also relatively short with the 2nd at 467m being guarded by water to the front right and all along the back of the green. It is the par 3's that can blow out your score particularly the 3rd (181m) and the 5th, also at 181m but with nearly all of that guarded by water on the right side.

The opening tee is set high near the very recently upgraded clubhouse and shares some great views of the coast.

Very worthwhile playing and a very tough walk.

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