What you need to know!
ADDRESS Weymouths Road, Cohuna, Vic 3568
(1km to turn off on Koondrook Rd, North of Cohuna)
PHONE B.H. (03) 5456 2820
FAX: (03) 5456 4550
MOB. 0427 763 078
EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CARD – 18 holes, Par 72, ACR 70.1, 5947m
GREEN FEES – $35 eighteen holes, $25 nine holes
HIRE – Buggies $3, Carts $35
Practice fairway & putting green
CLUB – Further Information & Golf Packages
About the Cohuna Golf Course
Australian golf professional Stuart Appleby comments to US golf digest sums up a growing reputation among golfers who’ve played at Cohuna. That is, “If I had one round to play in my life… it would be there”!
A well treed Murray River public golf course, Cohuna’s extraordinary fairways and greens are set between towering river red gums alongside the picturesque Gunbower creek on Gunbower Island in Northern Victoria.
You’ll find the Cohuna Golf Course has excellent grass greens. Originally sand, they were transformed in the 1970’s and have now become what is considered among the best you’ll find anywhere on the Murray River. A remarkable achievement considering the small team of volunteers and staff who’ve worked hard to make the Cohuna golf course what it still is today – breathtaking!
Cohuna’s unique appeal is born from a niche set of circumstances. Firstly, it’s a quality inland golf course set amidst a remarkable old forest, whose trees some of which are 400 years old. Secondly, Cohuna is actually an island golf course. Strange as it might seem, Gunbower Island is Australia’s largest inland island.
Cohuna is a fully watered course. The fairways are lush most times of the year and are beautifully maintained thanks in part to an automated watering system and the sandy soil.
The golf course is relatively flat with gentle undulating fairways, winding through the red gum forest, with some creek frontage and the occasional bunker. The main challenge when playing the course comes from tight fairways and fully-grown gum trees that line all fairways. Hitting straight and long will enable you to score well. Chances are that when you miss the fairway, the towering forest red gums will make a direct way to the dance floor a rarity.
Golf at Cohuna usually brings encounters with native fauna that include kangaroos, varieties of Murray River bird life and the occasional emu. A nature playground and golfers sanctuary, the tranquil environment of Cohuna golf course epitomises the allure of golf on the Murray beyond the challenge of the game itself.
It’s the view of many who have played the course that Cohuna is a better golf course than many of the higher profile Murray River courses. With easier access to the general public and a more leisurely atmosphere, it’s no surprise Cohuna’s appeal is spreading to an increasing number of social golfers and groups looking for a unique play and stay experience on the Murray River.