The birth of the club is strongly linked to the construction of the Penfield Ammunition Factory to aid the war effort during World War II Initial course conditions were rudimentary at best with fairways defined by a single furrow plow mark and greens leveled with a few tons of sand and gallons of sump oil […]
Having affiliated with the SAGA, membership numbered 115, 95 males, 13 ladies, and 7 juniors. 33 players teed up on the opening day. Mrs. R. Boswell, wife of the Director of the WRE, hit the first ball to open the Club.
A fairway and greens planting program was commenced, transforming the course into an oasis of green that we find today. Transforming a flat, featureless, treeless, parched, sun-baked clay gibber plains was achieved by an army of volunteers and donated materials. A spirit that lives on today as many people continue to invest their time, skills […]
The club thrived, hosting annual Pro-Ams and weekly competitions with full fields.
The government of the day having decreed that the land was an essential requirement for the future housing needs of South Australia. Alternative land was offered further to the north, but the plan fell through because of the global financial crisis.
We celebrated the golden anniversary of the official opening of the course. The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, attended to re-enact the hitting of the first ball.