The Course

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Our nine hole course lies adjacent to the Teviot Brook with the Mt French National Park framing the view to the west.  Overlooking the course from the south is Mount Sugarloaf, the icon of the Fassifern District.  The Boonah Golf Club is an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  The course has alternate tees for the back nine to add some new challengers for the 18 hole par 72.

Our Signature Hole is the par 4, 9th/ 325m, 18th/ 352m, a challenging water carry for the big hitters who like to drive the green, which is well guarded by bunkers.  We have two par 3’s which would take pride of place on any resort course.  Both are attractive from the tee and strategically designed to demand accuracy and precise club selection.

Course designer the late Ray Chant gave particular attention to design and drainage which has led to what is considered by many as the best greens in our district.  The club would love a dollar for every time a visitor said “I wish I could take these greens home”.

Course Designer – Tribute to the Late Ray Chant

Ray Chant used his flair for taking a piece of grazing land and turned it into a picturesque landscaped golf course here at Boonah.  He worked for Ross Watson and was given permission by Ross to volunteer his time and talents to bring about what is considered by its members today as their pride and joy.  Ray’s personal touch in Golf Course Design is particularly evident in the greens and green surrounds that give the golfer a championship course experience.

Our club sincerely honors the contribution of Ray Chant for his design and construction from start to finish.  As well, he has provided for ongoing development including a future second nine holes.

 

Upgrading our course and watering system

The club has commenced a $82,000 upgrade to the course irrigation system thanks to a $62,000 grant from the Queensland Government under its ‘Get Playing and Spaces’ program. The work will be done by Dover & Sons of Boonah. Dovers will replace the 30 year old pump and electric motor, 155 sprinkler heads, upgrade the mains pipe network and improve the control system. Subject to weather, it is expected the project will be completed within six months.