The North Stradbroke Island Golf Club is a Par 71, 5300 metres, 9 hole golf course and offers scenic views of Brown Lake, the Brisbane harbour, Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains.
Straddie’s 9-hole golf course is surrounded by dense native bush lands about 5-10 minutes from the township of Dunwich. The course is a public golf course offering a wide range of playing times 7 days a week. The course gently undulates beneath the clubhouse and the 1st tee, which both offer up great views. Finding the fairways is imperative here with thick scrub punishing any sprayed tee shot. The layout utilises two unique tee blocks for each hole, therefore providing a full 18 hole challenge (4 par 3’s, 11 par 4’s and 3 par 5’s – with a new par 5 currently under development).
This island-style course will undoubtedly test your skills just ask any of the PGA Legends who have taken part in the yearly SeaLink PGA Legends Pro-Am. This years winner Nigel Lane recorded a great score of 5 under par (66) in a round including five birdies and an eagle – upon receiving his winner cheque, Nigel said “Last year I actually had two eagles on the same hole being the 9th and 18th and finished second but today I made a par on that hole twice and won, but I holed some good putts out there today and stayed out of trouble which is a must because off the fairway is trouble”.
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A Bit of History
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.
The Story Continues
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 and the Club board is negotiating with Redland City Council to expand and extend the term of its lease to allow for further expansion of the course and various accommodation facilities and options.
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 member volunteers to maintain the course, the Club continues to remain debt free while undertaking a comprehensive course renovation program and offering our members golf for approximately $1 a day. We encourage and welcome junior players accompanied by their parents to come and take advantage of the practice area and play a round together.
The inaugural PGA Legends Pro Am event was held in 2018 and has been successfully run every year since then, with this year’s event geared up to be the best one yet.
All in all, Straddie Golf Club, with all of 50 members, punches well above its weight and was nominated as a worthy candidate for Queensland Golf Industry Awards ‘Small Golf Club of the Year’ (less than 400 members) in both 2019 and 2021.