Date: June 13, 2014
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Entries Open > Port Augusta Golf Week 4-10 Aug 14

Port Augusta is known as the 'Crossroads of Australia'. It is where the major inland highways from Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria converge.

Situated on the quiet waterways at the head of the Spencer Gulf, at the foothills of the imposing Flinders Ranges, it is the 'back door' to the great Australian outback.

This intriguing environment where desert meets the sea, is a delight to explore.

Venture North to Port Augusta Golf Week 4-10 Aug 2014

The Port Augusta Golf Club with an 18 hole fully grassed greens and fairways course, considered one of the best country courses in northern South Australia, conducts its annual Golf Week during the first week of August each year.

Running for 38 years, each of the seven days of golf has near capacity fields. Over 300 visitors from all around South Australia and interstate, made the trip to Port Augusta last year to play in the event, representing 37 golf clubs.

The event is now placed as one of the leading country club events on the South Australian golf calendar.

The main event of the week is the Port Augusta 54 hole Classic, played over three days from Wed 6th – Fri 8th August.

Being a 54 hole Open event, the Classic has been granted World Amateur Ranking Status via Golf SA from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Scotland.

During Golf Week over $10,000 in trophies are provided.

Visit Port Augusta, play a game and enjoy the changing colours of the world famous Flinders Ranges, right on the edge of the South Australian Outback.

For the Port Augusta Golf Classic Event Page – Click here

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28 Member Golf Clubs are part of Golf SA’s Northern District.

Greens courses include Port Augusta, Roxby Downs and Broken Hill (NSW) while the other Clubs in the District are sand greens courses.

Throughout Australia, there are around 400 courses that have greens comprised of oiled sand or some other similar material, usually due to the prohibitive cost of maintaining grass greens by small clubs in rural areas.

The main golf season for the Sand Greens Golf Clubs is SA is generally from April – Sep.

Head to the Northern District, bring your clubs and play one of these unique courses. There’s something to suit everyone.

For a full listing of the Golf SA Northern District Golf Clubs – Click here

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