Golfing on the Murray

The Rich River Golf Resort at the twin towns of Echuca-Moama
The Rich River Golf Resort at the twin towns of Echuca-Moama

 

Read: A Murray River Golfing Odyssey

ASG is in the middle of a golfing odyssey this week staying and playing at some of the Murray River region’s premier golf resorts.

The Murray region, on the NSW/Victoria border, is a renowned Mecca for golfers with some 67 quality courses on offer.

Travelling with fellow (much worse) golf tragic Ray Orr, we’ve been flitting from one side of the border to the other on a self-drive tour taking in some of the area’s best golf courses, and, where possible, taking a peek at some of the many other attractions for travellers and tourists in this area.

We’ll have a full story on all that later, but for now the big focus is on the golf.

We played the truly magical Murray Course at Yarrawonga on Tuesday, the West Course at Rich River Golf Club Resort in Moama today and on Thursday it is the Top 100 rated Murray Downs Golf & Country Club course across the river from the Victorian town of Swan Hill.

We’ve discovered autumn is an excellent time to visit the Murray, with extremely pleasant weather conditions and all the courses in great condition. Spring is another popular time to visit.

As I mentioned, we’ll have a full story later but for now you can get more info on golfing on the Murray from the Murray Regional Tourism Board website here.

Some of the locals checking out a greenside bunker on the Murray Course at Yarrawonga
Some of the locals checking out a greenside bunker on the Murray Course at Yarrawonga
River Red Gum & Orr 595
On the Yarrawonga Murray Course you are never too far from one of the towering river red gums. Ray Orr (pictured) didn’t stray from Yarrawonga’s immaculate fairways too often though, shooting a nett 2-under 69 to finish runner-up on a countback in the club’s Tuesday Stroke Competition.
The 36 hole Rich River championship layout has lots of open spaces … and one big sky
The 36 hole Rich River championship layout has lots of open spaces … and one big sky

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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