The North Stradbroke Island Golf Club is a Par 71, 5258 metres, 9 hole golf course and offers scenic views of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains.
Straddie’s 9-hole golf course is surrounded by dense native bush lands about 5 minutes from the township of Dunwich. The course is a public golf course offering a wide range of playing times from Tuesday to Sunday each week and gently undulates beneath the clubhouse and the 1st tee, which both offer up great views. Finding the fairways is imperative here with sandy patchy lies and thick scrub punishing any sprayed tee shot. The layout does consist of six par 4’s.
This island-style course will undoubtedly test your skills.
Club Pro & Proprietor
Life & Committee Member
On Stradbroke Island, golf was first played – Island Style – in 1901 on a little 3 hole par three hole course at Polka Point. Over the next 117 years the Club has had three different courses but never changed its open welcoming approach to members and visitors alike. It is unashamedly an isolated community club operated solely by volunteers.
As the world is changing, so the Club is planning for the next 117 years through its strategic approach to growing to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century. Golf will always remain the core business but the Club board is negotiating with the Council to expand and extend the term of its lease to allow the Club to develop a multi-sport world-class resort with 5 star accommodation and a designer 27 hole course.
While reaching out to the future, the Club is also focused upon the present with a Juniors program which is producing young players with excellent skills and a desire to explore a future within the game. The Club supports the community by allowing community access to its physical and human resources. This resulted in the Club raising $10, 000 for the island’s Volunteer Marine Rescue in 2018 and assisting the Straddie Early Learning Centre to successfully win $600,000 in funding over 3 years.
By using volunteer labour to maintain the course, the Club continues to remain debt free while undertaking a course renovation program during 2017/2020 and offering members golf for $1 a day. The Club. now hosts the only VW Scramble in the Redlands Council area, along with four other special events, all of which – together – comprise the Straddie Festival of Golf. The inaugural Pro Am Legends event last year was an amazing success and the 2020 event is geared up to be even better.
All in all, Straddie Golf Club, with all of 45 members, punches well above its weight and is a worthy candidate for the PGA Small Golf Club of the Year.