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Spotlight on the Nullarbor Links – the longest golf course in the world

Australia boasts a lot of oversized things, including the world’s largest sand island, the world’s longest geocaching trail, the world’s largest cattle station, the longest fence on the planet and more recently, the largest known plant on earth.

But did you know that our great country also has the world’s longest golf course? Yep, that’s right. The 18-hole par 72 Nullarbor Links Golf Course spans a whopping 1,365km. Stretching across the states of South Australia and Western Australia, this is one great reason to drive the iconic Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor on a bucket list adventure. 

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How does the Nullarbor Links Golf Course work?

The concept is unique.  Road trippers play one hole in each participating roadhouse or town along the Eyre Highway between Ceduna in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. There is a green and tee-off for each hole but don’t expect a manicured fairway. As you can expect, fairways along the Nullarbor can be more aptly described as ‘outback style’.

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Nullarbor Links Golf © Carly Kruger

But …. why?

Because the Eyre Highway is desolate and about as interesting in spots as listening to my kid discuss the merits of using Redstone blocks in Minecraft. In other words, it can be as boring as bat s***. Driving this route is a quintessential Australian Outback experience and the Nullarbor Links Golf Course provides a much-needed dose of fun to break up the drive.

Also, if you grab a Nullarbor Links Golf Course score card (more information below) and get your card stamped at every hole, you can nab yourself a Nullarbor Links Golf Course certificate of completion from the visitor centres at either Kalgoorlie or Ceduna.

Okay, where do I get my Nullarbor Links Golf Course score card?

Purchase your score cards at:

  • Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre: Town Hall, Hannan St., Kalgroolie WA
  • Ceduna Visitor Centre: 58 Poyton St, Ceduna, SA
  • Norseman Visitor Centre: 68 Roberts St, Norseman, WA
Nullarbor Links Golf Course © Kalgoorlie Visitor Information Centre

Nullarbor Links Golf Course club hire

Bring your own clubs or hire them from the roadhouses along the way. You can also hire them from the Ceduna, Kalgoorlie or Norseman visitor information centres. Bright coloured balls are the way to go if you want to find your ball after an epic drive down the outback fairway

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By drive, I mean the golfing variety and not in your car. You’re not supposed to drive your car on the fairways at all!

The 18 holes and where to find them

From east to west, here are the 18-holes of the Nullarbor Links Golf Course. If starting in WA, just do it in reverse.

Eyre Highway, Nullarbor © Sean Scott Photography

Hole 1 – Oyster Beds

  • Where: Ceduna Golf Club, Ceduna SA
  • Info: Par 5 – 485m

Hole 2 – Denial Bay

  • Where: Ceduna Golf Club, Ceduna SA
  • Info: Par 4 – 370m

Hole 3 – Windmills

  • Where: Penong Golf Course, Penong SA
  • Info: Par 4 – 260m

Hole 4 – Wombat Hole

  • Where: Nundroo, SA
  • Info: Par 5 – 520m

Hole 5 – Dingo’s Den

  • Where: Nullarbor Motel, Nullarbor, SA
  • Info: Par 5 – 538m

Hole 6 – Border Kangaroo

  • Where: Border Village, SA
  • Info: Par 3 – 160m

Hole 7 – Nullarbor Nymph

  • Where: Eucla Golf Club, Eucla WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 315m

Hole 8 – Watering Hole

  • Where: Mundrabilla Motel, Mundrabilla WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 330m
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Nullarbor Links Golf Course © Kalgoorlie Visitor Information Centre

Hole 9 – Brumby’s Run

  • Where: Madura Pass Motel, Madura WA
  • Info: Par 3 – 125m

Hole 10 – Eagles Nest

  • Where: Cocklebiddy Motel, Cocklebiddy WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 347m

Hole 11 – 90 Mile Straight

  • Where: Caiguna Motel, Caiguna WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 310m

Hole 12 – Skylab

  • Where: Balladonia Motel, Balladonia WA
  • Info: Par 3 – 175m

Hole 13 – Sheep’s Back

  • Where: Fraser Range WA
  • Info: Par 3 – 141m

Hole 14 – Golden Horse

  • Where: Norseman Golf Club, Norseman WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 436m

Hole 15 – Ngadju

  • Where: Norseman Golf Club, Norseman WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 354m

Hole 16 – Silver Lake

  • Where: Kambalda Golf Club, Kambalda WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 392m

Hole 17 – Golden Mile

  • Where: Kalgoorlie Golf Club, Kalgoorlie WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 339m

Hole 18 – CY O’Connor

  • Where: Kalgoorlie Golf Club, Kalgoorlie WA
  • Info: Par 4 – 365m

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