A Brief History
Pittwater Golf Club was founded by a group of locals in 1950, with the course location decided upon early in 1951, on land generously made available on lease by the Reynolds family, a prominent local farming family. The course was layed out in its original state in the first half of 1951, with the first unofficial competition being played on June 6, 1951. From April 18, 1953, the official opening day of Pittwater Golf Club, the club has growed at a steady pace, and in recent years has expanded to over 400 members.
The course has been altered significantly over this time, to become one of the best 9-hole course in Southern Tasmania, with notable improvements being the procurement of both fresh and recycled water through the Penna Valley Irrigation Scheme which waters out tees, greens and fairways year round to provide excellent playing conditions, The construction of 7 alternate tee boxes to create new angles for the back 9-holes, and the construction of the 15th teebox from reclaimed land in the Orielton Lagoon, which can be credited to the late Bill Reynolds who constructed the tee by hand over a number of years.
The club has numerous state/southern country pennant titles, our members have held a number of local trophies including the RHL Roberts Memorial Trophy (men’s foursomes), wins in the mixed and women’s foursomes, and within our club, tournaments including the Reynolds Trophy handicap matchplay event, Men’s and Women’s Club Championships, Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Foursomes championships, and other events such as the Patron’s Trophy and Show Day Pennant Fundraiser prove to be hotly contested year after year.
In 1999, former Club Treasurer Kevin Connor compiled a book entitled ‘Pittwater Golf Club Inc. The first 50 years: 1950 – 2000’, which gives an in-depth account of Pittwater’s first 50 years of existence. The following dot points are a summarisation of major events in the history of the Club:
- Saturday members only competition:
- $6 PGC members + optional $2 super pin
- Wednesday Ladies, Tuesday and Sunday open competitions:
- $5 for PGC members
- $20 for private club visitors
- $35 for virtual/online visitors
- 9 hole competitions (Wednesday twilight competition, Saturday) :
- $5 for PGC members
- $15 for private club visitors
- $20 for virtual/online visitors
$30 for 18 holes, regardless of gender, age or number of holes played.
Green fee players are only permitted to play outside of club competition hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Club may be closed on other days or times due to other events including Veterans competitions. Contact the club via phone prior to arrival to ensure you will be permitted access to the course.
You can pay for green fees in person, or online using the Green Fees website.
|Mr. W. J. Reynolds
|Senior Vice President
Pittwater Golf Club members have reciprocal golf club rights with the following clubs:
- Exeter Golf Club, near Launceston
- Thirlstane Golf Club, near Devonport
- Wynyard Golf Club, Wynyard
- Port Sorell Golf Club, near Devonport