Why not play a round at one of these boutique nine hole golf courses, each with their own personality for you to discover.
Queenstown Golf Club, Queenstown
Gather up your clubs and buggy and take on this nine-hole course with flat fairways on the banks of the Queen River. Being surrounded by mountains conditions are great in the summer but make sure you rug up accordingly to offset the colder weather in winter. The feature hole is the par 3, 5th hole with an elevated t-bed hitting into a tight green boarded by trees and the river. Once you've conquered the course, enjoy a drink over the bar with the locals at the fully licensed clubhouse. Nine holes, green fees $10. No hire facilities.
Tel: (03) 6471 1164 or contact Secretary Alan Fisher on 0439 741 164
Rosebery Golf Club, Rosebery
Just outside Rosebery, a small mining town surrounded by mountains and rainforest, this course is set amongst bush and yet has grand views over the surrounds. One hole, the 8th, plays almost straight up. It's a par 5 and probably one of the steepest holes in Australia. Leave your bag at the bottom of the hill and take the clubs you'll need with you. Nine holes.
Tel: (03) 6473 1112
Strahan Golf Club, Strahan
Close to the centre of Strahan, this flat course is easy on the legs but requires tact with six of the nine holes having deep hazard ditches. The par 3, 4th hole requires a lofted tee shot over tall gum trees to a green with front and rear hazard ditches It's trying to stay on the 8th Fairway that members see as the key challenge - any hook or slice here is a lost ball. Nine holes, green fees $10, clubs or buggies available for hire.
Tel: (03) 6471 7242