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Play Golf Across the Nullabor


Seen lots of threads mention how boring crossing the Nullabor was. Here is a link to Nullabor Links. The Worlds longest golf course, in our own back paddock.

$60 for the card and you get a certificate at the end. But it is one heck of a way to break up the long journey. Tip.. Cut off top of plastic drink bottle to use as tee, as tee are concrete pad with fake grass on top, plus you are requset to tee up on fairways as well. 

http://www.nullarborlinks.com/

 



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Have heard of this, and can't wait 'til we head that way to have a go.

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I don't wish to be seen as an old grumpy but it is NULLARBOR not nullabor. Means "Without Trees"

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That's where I got pics of the Nullarbor nymph's



-- Edited by _wombat_ on Monday 2nd of May 2011 03:48:18 PM

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was she playing golf

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well sort of, will see if I can find the pics



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Cant wait to go that way & play that golf course would be fun



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we did not play the golf course, we only went there to meet up with the nymphsbiggrin



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Nullarbor boring??  Not when we were there last spring, Wildflowers everywhere & just for a bit of excitement we went & got the caravan bogged.tears.gif

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Forgot to mention we had a trip in the RFDS plane from Yalata to Port Augusta



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I played 'the golf course' late last year on our way to Tassie. In my humble opinion it can hardly be called a golfcourse, as the conditions of the holes along the Nullarbor route (as opposed to the ones played on the actual golfcourses in towns like Kalgoorlie and Ceduna) left a lot to be desired (to say the least!). I, for one, won't be playing it again and I've heard of many others saying the same thing. For the record, I shot a 97 Gross (counting everything) and when I finished I still had the same ball I started with in Kalgoorlie. On receiving my certificate in Ceduna, I was told that this feat (of not losing my ball) had not been heard of before. (Yes, I hear you mutter it can't be such a bad course after all...!) I will mention one positive fact though: at one of the roadhouse holes along the way, I was told that, during the time the 'golfcourse' has been going, the amount of accidents along the Nullarbor road has drastically been reduced - people are now stopping for a break along the way more frequently. That alone makes it all worthwhile...



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I drove the Nullarbor 10 years ago, west to east. I drove down several of the tracks that lead to the coast. the view of the cliffs was awesome, the colours contrasting with the sea. There were numerous whales at the Head of the Bight.

My first crossing was in 1969 when I flew across. I recall the weather was poor and having to fly the leg from Head of the Bight to Forrest at 500 feet due to low cloud (to refuel, Forrest is a siding and passing loop on the railway line)


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Jim, don't get me wrong, I was merely commenting on the golfcourse. I (we - wife and I) thoroughly enjoyed going across the Nullarbor (our third time) and have never found it boring at all. We're now on our way back to the West having been on the road for some seven months, visiting Tassie (7 weeks), Vic and NSW (all beautiful). From Melbourne we went inland to Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Yarrawonga. Then to the coast again through Bright, over Mount Hotham to Omeo and to Lakes Entrance and up the coast as far as Port Macquarie. At the moment we're in Dubbo (via Tamworth). It's starting to get a bit colder and as we've given ourselves some 8-9 months away (going to Europe on our return home this year), have decided to leave the rest of Oz for next year. There's so much to see and do in this beautiful land of ours. "...just can't wait to get on the road again..."

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Jim, don't get me wrong,


 Not at all mate! It was just a general comment on the Nullarbor.  We both know that a lot travellers just put their head (and foot) down and drive straight across and then say how boring it is, Likewise the Stuart Highway

 



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Going gone wrote:

I played 'the golf course' late last year on our way to Tassie. In my humble opinion it can hardly be called a golfcourse,.... 


 

 I'm sure its not meant to be a golf course as such, it is instead a novelty item to provide some entertainment during the drive, give local and international coverage to the region and provide an incentive to people to spend more time on the crossing, both for a safer drive and to hopefully cause them to spend a little more money on the way over. If you're going to judge a couple of sheep paddocks with a piece of green rubber at either end as a golf course then you are inevitably going to be disappointed. Judging by the number of people getting cards stamped at Ceduna info centre last September it is a popular attraction. 



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