Far South Coast NSW
Bushfire Recovery Self Drive Golf Tour
The golf clubs on the Far South Coast of New South Wales played an important role during the devastating bushfires in 2019/20.
During the horrendous and ferocious 2019/20 Australian Bushfire Crisis, more than 12.6 million hectares burned. Nearly half of that was in New South Wales. Almost 65% of the Far South Coast was burnt. Tragically 33 people and over 1 billion animals were killed throughout Australia.
Many Australians lost their homes, their businesses and all of their possessions. During this terrifying and tragic time, for many, their local golf club became their evacuation point and safe haven.
These golf clubs opened their clubhouses, fairways and driving ranges to evacuees. Clubhouses and their kitchens were manned around the clock to ensure everyone was safe and fed. Fairways were turned into safe campgrounds and driving nets into makeshift stables for animals.
The golf clubs, after being unable to trade during what is usually their peak period, have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.
But now, the bushfires have been extinguished, and the locals in these devastated communities are starting to rebuild. It’s time to pack your Empty Esky and head off on a South Coast Bushfire Recovery Self Drive Golf Tour.
Recovery has begun. The rain has fallen, blackened trees are sprouting green shoots, and the Golf Clubs are open for business. Fairways have regenerated, greens are slick, and the clubhouses are full of cold beer and friendly faces.
The golf clubs of the Far South Coast of NSW are open for business, and would love for you to visit.
Grab your partner or a group of friends and do your bit to help, by setting out on a South Coast Bushfire Recovery Self Drive Golf Tour.
Help support these clubs, and their local communities by visiting these regions, playing on their golf courses and sharing a drink, or two with some of the locals who survived Australia’s most devastating bushfires on record.
Head out and visit:
- Mollymook Golf Club
- Catalina Country Club
- The Moorings Golf Course
- Moruya Golf Club
- Tuross Head Country Club
- Narooma Golf Club
- Bermagui Country Club
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