East Gippsland is endowed with a most equable climate, one which is the envy of all areas of Victoria. It is mild in the winter time and cooled by sea breezes in the summer time. It all makes for a wonderful sporting venue.
There are championship golf courses, country race meetings, fine bowling greens and excellent lawn and hard-court tennis courts, but for the golf enthusiast, we have some of the best you can find!
Bairnsdale Golf Club
The course can be seen on the road into Paynesville and it looks out over the Gippsland Lakes providing many wonderful views. It is a very good course indeed and a fine test of golf with excellent fairways and very good greens and bunkers. All the usual facilities are available including motorised buggies if required. Located only 2 minutes from the village of Paynesville.
Paynesville Road, Eagle Point
Phone : 51 56 6252.
Lakes Entrance Golf Club
This is a true links course and an excellent test of golf. It is set beside the ocean and is rated in the top 20 courses in Victoria of those that are open to non-members. All the usual facilities are available with bistro meals served too. It is a comfortable and just a scenic 35 minute drive from Paynesville.
Golf Links Road . Lakes Entrance
Phone: 51 55 1431
Approximately 3 kms. from Lakes Entrance, this 9 hole course offers everything from hire clubs to kiosk, with BBQ facilities for a great end to your day. Great ocean views and the sea air can be enjoyed, from beginners to experienced golfers.
Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance
Phone: 51 55 3544
Tambo Valley Golf Club
What a delightful and picturesque 9 hole course cut out of the pine forest at Swifts Creek. Although Swifts Creek is about 1 ½ hours from Paynesville, the drive along the river valley is very pretty and visits to the wineries of Ensay and Cassilis can make a delightful day.
Phone: 51 59 4326
South Pines Golf Club
A country course amongst the sheep paddocks of Lindenow, only about 25 minutes from Paynesville. It may have the longest par 5 in Australia.
485 Kubdebiw-Glenladale Road,
Phone: 51 57 1788
This nine hole golf course, situated just out of Bairnsdale, offers affordable golf for the holiday maker. Hire clubs and hire buggies are available at very reasonable rates, with a kiosk open for refreshments.
Balfours Road, Bairnsdale
Phone: 51 52 4822
( follow the Great Alpine Road and turn at the Collesseum Bistro and right into Balfours Road)
Surrounded by the Racecourse and bush, this course is truly easy walking. Situated within the Canni Creek Reserve, the 9 hole course has alternating tees which creat 18 holes in all. The clubhouse is open on Thursday for Ladies and Sunday & Wednesday for Men. In November & December a fantastic display of wildflowers can be viewed in the Reserve.
Gelantipy Road, Buchan
Phone: 51 55 9298
Orbost Golf Club
A huge open fireplace in the Clubhouse offers a great spot to relax after the game. The club house also provides bar & meals when tournaments are being run. The 18 hole course is relatively flat with great views out over the valley to the Snowy River.
Bonang Hwy. Orbost.
Phone: 51 54 1025
Omeo Golf Club
What a great day out for golfers and families alike. This great course is set in natural bush, with Livingstone Creek running alongside. The creek is a local fishing spot, especially for that elusive trout – many golfers bring a rod in their buggy to try for a fish as well as a hole in one! Bring along the family, a picnic and on request they will open the bar and kitchen for any special needs. Clubs and buggies can be hired.
Old Bing Road, Omeo
Phone: 51 59 1356