King Island Golf Open

King Island Golf OpenKing Island Golf Open
Tasmanian Recreation Day/Melbourne Cup long weekend in November.

Situated in Currie, set amid coastal dunes meeting the Southern Ocean, King Island's links have been described as resembling St Andrew's of Scotland, with rolling fairways carved from the natural undulations.

Golf was first played at Currie in 1910, when about 30 enthusiasts engaged in the game for a period when the grass was short enough to enjoy the sport without it deteriorating to a game of 'find the ball.'

The King Island Golf Club was formed in 1931 and after a bowling green was established in 1959 the two clubs amalgamated to come the King Island Golf & Bowling Club. Today's clubhouse with its breathtaking views of the King Island coastline and Southern Ocean was constructed in the late 1960's.

Lawn bowls is played Thursdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 1pm (depending on weather).  Call the Club on 03 6462 1126 and ask for Rusty.  Rusty will organise a game for you and make you feel at home.

The King Island Open is held over the Northern Tasmanian Recreation Day/Melbourne Cup long weekend in November, and anyone with an AGU Handicap can participate. The course comprises 9 holes with 12 greens. Competitors from all over Australia participate in this two day event which attracts over 100 golfers.

www.golfkingisland.com