Tambo Valley Golf CLub
JUNCTION CREEK CLASSIS
Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th March 2016 Tournament Secretary
Brett Whyllie 03 5152 3284 (home)
The course is nestled under Mt Bindi between Splitters Range and Nunniong Plateau and features pine trees surrounded by native bushland covered hills which rise steeply from the clear mountain waters of Junction Creek.
The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, fallow deer, emus, wombats, water dragons, and a multitude of bird life.
The course was designed by the late Bob Blackwood who was then the local policeman, and Les Skelton who is now in his nineties and still plays with a handicap of 21. Les and his wife Joan (both Life Members) ran the local Swifts Creek General store at a time when the area was prospering from wool and timber production.
Much of the labour and machinery for creating the course was borrowed from the local sawmill which at that time employed over one hundred workers. When required policeman Bob Blackwood would also commandeer labour from the bar of the local Albion Hotel.
As the young pine trees have grown into towering maturity the character and approaches to each of the holes has subtly changed. Major floods in 1994 and 1998 and numerous smaller floods have each left their legacy on the landscape.
Current facilities at Tambo Valley have evolved from a refurbished farm cottage and include a small clubhouse with licensed bar, kitchen, showers and toilets. Machinery sheds have been added along with an external ablutions unit purchased when the Benambra mine ceased operation.
Because of the remoteness of the course for out of town visitors, the old orchard area surrounding the Clubhouse has been developed into a camping ground with powered sites and clean amenities. This area comes alive during the Club’s twice yearly four day tournaments when up to a hundred ardent golfers stay on-site and enjoy the Club’s hospitality.
- Street: Nunniong Rd
- City: Bindi
- Phone: 03 5159 4326