Course Reviews

Course Name Federal Golf Club
Location Canberra, Australia
Comments from Tony D'Arcy, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Federal is one of the top two courses in Canberra, Australia's capital city. It is a varied and hilly course with glorious views to the nearby mountains. Wide fairways amid forests of native trees distinguish it from other courses in the area, although it also has a captive "mob" of kangaroos which sit and mock the golfer at play. The membership is an active one, with major competitions on Wednesdays, Fridays and the weekend. While the course is not particularly hilly ("Slopey" would describe it better) t he name of some of the holes give a clue to the age of the membership - cardiac crest and heartbreak hill! Golf here at Federal is, like all Australian courses, year round. although in Canberra we sometimes hit off with frost on the ground in winter, and in 35 degree heat in summer. Unlike other courses in the area, Federal is realistically ranked in Australia's top 50. Call for a game whenever you are visiting.

Comments from Graham Bell, Mawson, ACT, Australia
A pleasurable challenge in spectacular landscape. The ever immaculately maintained Federal golf course is situated in the right in the heart of Canberra on the southern slopes of Red Hill. In providing a fantastic backdrop, the course surrounds also provide a natural home for a vast array of natural flora and fauna. Keen to mock the errant golfer, the local 'Roos, Wallabies, Cockatoos, King Parrots and inevitable Kookaburra complete a great day's entertainment, regardless of your score. Complemented by a varied and welcoming staff and club membership this club boasts surely the most complete coaching staff. Headed by Federal Professional Stephen Tieck, the well stocked Pro Shop offers the best prices available anywhere on a vast range of equipment and clothing and is backed by the highest standards of professional, yet caring assistance any golfer could wish for. If you are visitng Canberra try and put this course at the top of your list of places to see and courses to play - you will not be disappointed.
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