|Description||Fully grassed fairways and greens the course is situated on an eastern facing gently sloping plateau. The golf course is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east and tropical jungle terraces to the west. The course was first established in 1955 by Jack Pettigrew, who years before had cleared the land whilst he was held prisoner by the invading Japanese forces. Run entirely by volunteers, the course is ideally located to capture the south east trade winds. The majority of the holes run north ̐ south which requires you to adjust your golfing technique to compensate for the ball being regularly above or below your feet. A vibrant multi cultural membership means that golfers from all corners of the world are made to feel welcome. The flora and fauna will amaze, as during times of the year you are likely to come across the infamous red crabs or the largest land crab the robber crab, the presence of these unique and endemic species has resulted in a local rule regarding a crab taking your ball. During the red crab migration the course is a sea of red with golfers having to time their arrival and departure from golf to coincide with the waves of the migration. One of the countries most unique golf courses! Ladies Comp Wed 3pm, Mens Comp Fri 3pm, Mixed Comp Sat from 12.30|
Christmas Island NT Australia
|Directions||Situated 2600 kilometres north north west of Perth, Western Australia, Christmas Island is one of Australiḁs jewels in the Indian Ocean|
|Club Phone||(0011) 6724 822|
|Club House||is a comfortable retreat, majestically overlooking the course and ocean, it is a great location to enjoy the climate and sights of Christmas Island.|
|Green Fees||Contact course for details|
Course information sourced from the 2020 edition of The GOLF Course Guide, Click here for details
If you fancy hitting a club amidst a spectacular backdrop with little red crabs crawling the greens, the Christmas Island Golf Open is the event you should be a part of. Hosted by the Christmas Island Golf Club and sponsored by Acker, experience playing golf on one of the most remote Australian Golf Courses, meet the locals and enjoy a series of competitive events which will ensure you get the most of your visit to the island.
Tournament Dates of the 2020 Acker Golf Open 15th - 17th May, 2020
Return economy airfares ex-Perth to Christmas Island
Entry fees for Golf Open
Extra baggage allowance
4 nights accommodation at VQ3 lodge in a standard room (t/s)
4 days car hire on Christmas Island
Dinner after events
Transport to participate in golf and evening events
Players Memorabilia Pack
CHRISTMAS ISLAND... AUSTRALIA’S OWN GALAPAGOS - AN EXTREME PARADISE WAITING TO BE EXPLORED!
For bookings contact ausgolf travel or:
Phone: +61 439215667
Featured in the 2013 September issue of Golf Australia! Read the article by Richard Asher.