The Club was founded in 1926 and has been host to national championships and local tournaments. We have a proud reputation of providing Members and guests with a friendly, welcoming and inclusive experience. Our golf course and renowned hospitality provide Members with world class views and golf whilst enjoying fellowship and camaraderie with their guests.
Our course is maintained consistent with the principles espoused by past designers. The generous fairways and fast and firm conditions provide good challenges for both low and high handicap players.
In 1965, reigning British and Australian Open Champion Gary Player together with former Australian Open Champion and USPGA star Bruce Devlin played an exhibition match at Yallourn Golf Club with hundreds in attendance. Gary and Bruce also put on short game clinics at the old clubhouse and from the 8th greenside bunkers with club stalwarts Harry Devers and Bill Bendle caddying for the two legends of golf.
The existing Clubhouse was officially opened in 1973 by the President of the Victorian Golf Association (VGA), Mr. J.R. Lovett. By the end of 1973, the Yallourn Golf Club had a total membership base of 1030 Members, including 490 men, 200 ladies, and the remainder embracing life, honorary and non-playing memberships. The Course had become the venue of many important golf events, including the Eastern Victorian Championships.
The Yallourn Golf Club hosted its first Pro-Am in 2010, attracting high class professional golfers to the Course. The event was held again in 2011, and is now an annual fixture in late February / early March.
In 2011, a 200+ lot subdivision surrounding the Course was approved for development. As part of this process, three brand new holes, each professionally designed, will be created, while the present 2nd, 3rd and 4th will eventually be closed. With construction due to begin later in the year, this exciting development will ensure the Yallourn Golf Club remains a high standard Course for everybody’s enjoyment.
The history of the Yallourn Golf Club is more than a sequence of events as has been outlined above. It is a history of people, and of communities, who have contributed to the Club over the decades. Members of all walks of life have contributed their expertise and passion in all fields to advance the Club and help it to arrive to its point in history today, with a vibrant place in the golfing community of West Gippsland, and the local community of the Latrobe Valley.
H.G Barr, Born 1905.