Ladies Julie Hogarth (Captain)
Match Rick Churchill
Course Bill Tonks
Clubhouse Derek Freeman
Events Sally Cross


In 1960 Brian Winspear sought land to establish a golf club at Bicheno.

The owners of Toxtech  Park donated the present site to establish the club. Initially Roley Ralph the owner of Toxtech Park, leased the land to the club. The club eventually gained freehold ownership of the land.

  • Alf Toogood (father of Peter) the professional coach based at Kingston golf course was hired to design the Bicheno course. Alf Toogood emigrated from Britain in 1935 to become the professional at the Kingston Beach Golf Club south of Hobart. The work undertaken was paid for by Tim K. Shadforth.
  • A grant from the Silver Sands Hotel was used as "seed funding" to assist in the establishment of the course such was Brian Winspear's desire to see a golf course developed at Bicheno.
  • Peter Trethewey a local grazier at the time, assisted considerably during this period.
  • Brian Winspear as a foundation member co-ordinated teams of volunteers to implement the course design.
  • Locals were paid to clear the land of rocks and debris.
  • The fairways were established using equipment lent by the Wardlaws from Chain of Lagoons.
  • Brian Hughes a recent arrival to the town at this time was originally from Chain of Lagoons, played a significant role in establishing the greens.
  • Over time the course was improved and a club house built by volunteer labour supported by generous donors. The club house has has been extended over the years.
  • Play began around 1967/68.
  • By 1967 the club was constituted and the first committee meeting was held. Life members Tim Wardlaw and Doug Renshaw are foundation members and attended the first committee meeting. Eric Beattie at the time was the licencee of Silver Sands Hotel was the first patron. He is the brother in-law of Brian Winspear.
  • The course was considered dry and rough until more work was undertaken especially on the 5th initiated to make it playable by Don Bulman and Bruce Turner.
  • At the initiative of Don Williams, an irrigation system was laid leading to the brilliant fairways we have today. It was to his credit we entered into the arrangement we have with Tas Water today. We are very much indebted as well to Mike and Julie Lyne from Walleroo for undertaking a drainage program in recent years enabling the course to be playable during the wet Winter period.
  • At the heart of the club has been the extremely generous volunteers and sponsers too numerous to name who have helped develop the course to what it is today so much so a paid Green Keeper was only first engaged in the early 90's.

It is due to members from the past who have had the vision to create a challenging course and importantly to develop a strong welcoming and friendly golf club. It is our challenge to keep this legacy alive into the future.

Club Patron
Mike Lyne
President Bill Tonks
Vice President TBA
Secretary Christine Abel
Treasurer Kath Ree
Captain Rick Churchill
Board Members

Derek Freeman

Jan Wallace

Sally Cross

Keith McWilliams

Norm Tildesley

If you have any questions about the Club please feel free to contact any of the Committee who would be more than happy to assist.


We have a fully equipped clubhouse and the course is open 7 days a week for play. The clubhouse is open with full bar facilities every week on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; on other days there is an honour system located in the foyer for green fee payment.

During the Christmas and Easter periods the clubhouse and bar is open every day.

The clubhouse is available for hire for private functions.

The course currently consists of 9 holes and both the course and greens are fully irrigated to provide excellent playing conditions all year 'round.

Hole 1: Par 4 - Men 373 metres - Ladies 285 metres
Slight rise to the 150 metre marker, right side of fairway is best option off tee.

Hole 2: Par 4 - Men 313 metres - Ladies 267 metres
Tree lined on left hand side of fairway, avoid trees on right side 100 metres from green. Alternate (11th) tee elevated adds length to second shot.

Hole 3: Par 4 - Men 353 metres - Ladies 333 metres
Dog leg left, risk reward on second shot over trees, or play safe to corner of dog leg.

Hole 4: Par 3 - Men 190 metres - Ladies 160 metres
Long shot to a postage size green, this could be rated as the toughest par 3 on the East Coast.

Hole 5: Par 4 - Men 335 metres - Ladies 300 metres
Slight left to right shape fairway, avoid large pine trees on right side near green.

Hole 6: Par 3 - Men 160 metres - Ladies 127 metres
Plays longer than suggests to a small green.

Hole 7: Par 5 - Men 425 metres - Ladies 406 metres
Dog leg left, right to left shot off tee to corner of dog leg may allow long hitters to reach green with second shot.

Hole 8: Par 4 - Men 339 metres - Ladies 299 metres
Tree lined both sides of fairway, a straight drive is required off tee.

Hole 9: Par 5 - Men 436 metres - Ladies 384 metres
Slight dog leg left, good drive to corner, avoid O/B on left side, allow extra metres to second shot as a slight rise to green. Alternate (18th) tee requires a right to left shape shot, avoid trees on right side of fairway.


Slope Rating

 Bicheno Golf Club Tee Name Holes Course Par Scratch Slope
  GA Blue Men     72 72 111
  GA White Men     72 71 104
  GA Red Men     72 66 102
  GA White Women     72 77 120
  GA Red Women     72 72 111
Nine Hole Courses GA Red Men 1-9   36 33 102
  GA Red Men 10-18   36 33 102
  GA White Men 1-9   36 35.5 104
  GA White Men 10-18   36 35.5 104
  GA Red Women 1-9   36 36 111
  GA Red Women 10-18   36 36 111
  GA White Women 1-9   36 38.5 120
  GA White Women 10-18   36 38.5 120
  GA Blue Men 1-9   36 36 111
  GA Blue Men 10-18   36 36 111

The Club wishes to acknowledge and thank our MAJOR sponsors including:-






We also extend our sincere thanks for the generous support of the following additional sponsors:

Andrew Sydes Granite and Marble

Bark Mill Tavern Swansea

Bendigo Bank

Bicheno Carriers

Bicheno Food & Wine Festival

Bicheno IGA

Bicheno News & Lotto

Blue Edge Bakery

Brian Mitchell - Federal Member for Lyons

Buckby Motors

CMG Australia

Denison River

Des Chugg Tyres

Devil's Corner Wines

Diamond Island Wines

Don & Diane Mitchell

Drummond Golf, Launceston

East Coast Holiday park

Environmental Plumbing Concepts

Frank & Deb Davey

Gazebo Gang

H.P.T Cusick & Co

Inner Space Wardrobes

Knight Frank Real Estate

Kyeema Seafoods

Legal Solutions - Barristers & Solicitors

LJ Hooker, Bicheno

LT & Jan Wallace

Pao Yu Abalone Australia

Peter Bajzelj - Builder

Quarry House Luxury Retreat

Rene Hidding -Member for Lyons

Rick Churchill & Kath Ree

Spring Vale Winery

St Lukes Health

The Bend Wines

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