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Golf In The Illawarra
The game of golf had its beginnings in the Illawarra District towards the end of the 19th century. It was not until 15th June 1932 that officials of the four existent and active clubs in the area, namely Kiama, Nowra, Port Kembla and Wollongong met at Tory's Hotel at Kiama to form what was known as the Illawarra District Golf Association.
The first President was Dr Jackson, a member of the Wollongong Golf Club which is the oldest golf club, being established in the Illawarra District in 1898. On the escarpment research has revealed that Moss Vale and Bowral Recreation Club was formed in 1894 with a course at Burradoo. The Illawarra golfing district was extended in 1975 to cover the four clubs in the Southern Highlands at that time.
The Illawarra District Golf Association changed its name to Golf Illawarra in 2013. Currently there are 22 golf clubs affiliated with Golf Illawarra, which, in turn, is an affiliated member of Golf NSW. The district of Illawarra lies just south of Sydney and constitutes a coastal area extending from some 16 kms (10 miles) south of the Sydney Metropolitan area, southwards 160 kms (100 miles) to Sussex Inlet.
The oldest trophy still competed for is the "White Horse Cup" which commenced in 1934 with a cup donated by Dalgety & Co. for inter-club competition. The first competition was won by the Kiama Golf Club.
Affiliated membership in the Illawarra has increased from 164 club male members in 1934 to just under 8,000 in 1982 and, at the present day, there are over 9,000 male members, making the Illawarra District the biggest participating Golf Associations in New South Wales.
All Illawarra golf clubs welcome members of affiliated golf clubs, as they do social clubs and social golfers. Contact can be made with clubs by referring to the Member Clubs list for details. You will be made most welcome.
The Illawarra District Golf Association invites you to enjoy some of the best golf that NSW has to offer.
From the Southern Highlands to the Shoalhaven there is a course to suit every golfer and facilities to make your day a great day out.
For a full programme of competition events and our association programme for the year, visit our fixtures page.
Latest News From IDGA
17/6 SUSSEX INLET OPEN
The Sussex Inlet Open, which is part of the Illawarra Open Series, was held in beautiful sunshine last Sunday, 16 June. It is a pity that there were only... more
Gentlemen There are two additions to the playing roster for the Illawarra Open Series. The Jamberoo Open has been added on 28 July 2013 and the Shoalhaven... more
The Tri-ennial Match against Golf NSW was played on the first weekend of June and our team performed creditably against formidable opponents in the NSW... more
27/5 SHOALHAVEN CUP
The Shoalhaven Cup, part of the Illawarra Golf Series, was played for on 25 May and was won by Ian Asbury from Shoalhaven Heads with 69, followed by runner-up... more
I don't know if anybody has realised that at any Open Event in the GolfIllawarra District you need to put IOS on your card so that we know who wantes to... more
The first Champion of Champions event for many years was held at the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club on Sunday 28th April. We had a field of 30 players ranging... more
Visit our Members page and use the web page links to plan your next golf day out or social club trip away.