A long and proud history in the Wimmera

Come out and enjoy one of the worlds most loved sports with the delight of being able to play at one of the best regional golf courses in Australia right in the heart of the Wimmera.

1898

The Horsham Golf Club was established, situated in a paddock owned by the Langlands family centred on the Gardenia Street area.

1924

The Club purchases 34 hectares in Horsham East, across the river from Hamilton Street.  Access via a swing-bridge. 

1946

The club sold the 34 ha and bought 64 ha of land at Haven on a wonderful sand-belt. The original course architect, Sam Berriman, produced a design which he considered one of his masterpieces. Three years of mostly volunteer work followed. Bulldozers carved the layout from the scrub, sheep manure was spread over the fairways and couch grass sown.  Trees were planted, dominated by the native white flowering tea tree and pines to break the wind.

1947

Greens and bunkers established.  

1949

A Dam was constructed and a reticulation system saved the onerous task of carting water to the course.  Sam Berriman’s design refined by architect Kevin Hartley and legendary green-keeper Max Ward. This was also the first year that members played the course.

 

1959

Clubhouse built and club registered under the Licensing Act.  

1975

Clubhouse extended to enable catering for functions.  

2000

New state-of-the-art clubhouse built with the ability to cater for functions up to 300 people. Immediate success as weddings and other functions see the facility booked out up to 12 months ahead.  

2009

The club has gone through many changes over the years but none like the devastating bushfires in 2009. 15,000 trees and shrubs were lost, the clubhouse, Pro Shop, machinery shed and equipment were completely destroyed and the course decimated.  Since then, with the support of golf clubs from across Australia and the State Government, the committee has led staff, contractors and volunteers in rebuilding our beautiful facilities.

A Bright Future

“One of Country Australia’s Great Golfing Experiences” with its suburb challenging 18 hole course,  home to a fully stocked on-site pro shop and a welcoming bistro and bar, with the more modern clubhouse becoming the social focus for the Club as well as the wider community.

A course master plan prepared by course architects Crafter and Mogford has been adopted and while narrow, tree-lined fairways may be gone, in their place is a modern, world class golf course suited for average and talented golfers, alike.

Looking towards the future, Horsham Golf Club wants to improve the facilities for golfers, as well as maintain the strong membership numbers and regular golfers that play the course. Over the last three years the board, club staff and volunteers have worked hard to bring the club back to it’s former glory.

The club is in plans to install an undercover driving range with new teaching facilities to help new golfers and current members enjoy their practice more and continue to improve the quality of the already high standard course.

Now well into its second century of operation, the club’s future has never looked brighter.

Membership

In life, you get few opportunities to do something for yourself.  A membership to the Horsham Golf Club is one such investment.

Whether you are a full time or seasonal golfer, there is a membership to suit. Membership offers a range of benefits, both on and off the course, and represents excellent value for money.

Membership Fees

Please see the fees below and download our membership form to register yourself with us today.

Full Member: $1040
Senior: $832
Under 21: $400
Under 18: $180
Under 15: $100
Under 12: Free
Social Golf Two Day (Mon/Fri): $500
Bowling Membership: $200
Country (over 50km): $285
Sports Person Membership: $650
Introductory Membership (Year 1): $600
Introductory Membership (Year 2): $820
Introductory Membership (1 Year only $50 per month): $600
Flexi-10 round Membership (1 Year only $50 per month): $420

Country Membership

Country membership package is available to residents outside a 50km and represents excellent value. The price includes Golf Victoria Affiliation Fee of $70, a handicap, full members rights and access to Horsham Golf Course.

The membership does not include reciprocal rights and to qualify for club championships, a member must play a minimum of five rounds.

Please note:  Membership Fees are charged annually, but may be paid in monthly or fortnightly instalments via  www.payasyougolf.com.au
Full, senior, all juniors and Two Day Social memberships can be paid pro rata. Ages of junior players are calculated at the 1st January of the current year. Further questions can be answered by contact Administration

Golf Link Cards

You will need a new card if your card is lost, broken or it doesn’t work when swiped over the bar. These cards are IMPORTANT and they should be used for all aspects of golf.

How to order a new Golf Link Card:

For a new Golflink Card:
Replacement costs: Cards over 5 years old is no charge. If your card is under 5 years old the replacement cost is $5.50

To order a new card: 
Phone Golflink direct on 1300 650 750 or visit www.golflink.com.au. If you are on golflink.com.au, go to your own member’s page – click on “Golf Card” tab and follow instructions for ordering new cards. Only if your card is under 5 years, it will automatically bring up on screen an area to fill in your credit card details. If you are having trouble ordering your replacement card, please contact the office staff for assistance.