Avenel Golf Club

Golf in the childhood hometown of Ned Kelly 
Bank St, Avenel, VIC, Australia, 3664
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Phone: 03 5796 2409
Fax: 03 57962351

Avenel, in the Shire of Strathbogie, is the hometown of Ned Kelly in his younger years. It was here that he saved a boy from drowning in the local Hughes Creek. Ned's father died here in 1866 when Ned was 11 years old, and his father and brother are buried in the Avenel cemetery. And today at the local pub, the Imperial Hotel, the Kelly legend lives on, for the new owner is Avenel born Bill Shelton. It was Bill's grandfather Richard, then aged 7, who was saved by Ned from drowning in the flooded creek. More info here.

The Avenel Golf Club is on the northern edge of town, 2 km NW of the town centre. Avenel was the first club to host the Victorian Sand Green Championships, in 1975 (and recently in 2010). Avenel Golf Course is renowned as being the driest winter course in the district, while in summer an automatic watering system nurtures green fairways. The trees lining the fairways provide homes for koalas and many kinds of native birds. Avenel Golf Course is a level, low stress, easy walking sand greens course. A practice fairway is available. Visitors are welcome and green fees are $10.00. 18 holes, Par 72, ACR 71, 5994 metres. The licensed clubhouse is open on weekends, competition days and public holidays, from 12 Noon until late.

Accommodation is available at the Harvest Home, Rusty Springs B&B and Kelly's Avenel Retreat overlooking Hughes Creek (contact via The Honey Farm).

Accommodation

Hotel
B & B
Cabins or Cottages
Villas or Chalets
Lodge, Guesthouse
Conferences
Historic

Course & Facilities

18 Holes
Social Players
Licensed, Bar
Functions
Practice Facilities
Public, Green Fees