Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club

In World's Top 10 Most Unique Golf Courses 
Rowe Drive, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia, 5723
The Greens at Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club
The legendary grassless golf course of the Opal Fields was founded in 1975 as a 9 hole course, then expanded to 18 holes 1996. Voted into the World's Top 10 Most Unique Golf Courses. This 18 Hole sand scrapes course has crushed rock fairways and sand traps in arid creek beds. There are no water traps, and the greens are oiled to stop the sand blowing away. In summer, when temperatures can hover over 50 degrees, the night golfers emerge using luminous balls and flag sticks. Night playing is available by appointment. Minimum 4 players. Contact the Golf Club on 08 8672 3535 or 08 8672 5555.

Historic: Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club is the only Golf Club in the world with reciprocal playing rights with the 'home of golf', St. Andrews in Scotland. Read the background to this agreement here.

Accommodation in Coober Pedy features several underground options, including the four star Desert Cave Hotel, with convention or conference facilities, and who also arrange tours of the area. Other Coober Pedy accommodation found here.

Attractions: One local must-see is the multi-award winning Old Timers Mine.


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18 Holes
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Twilight Golf
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