Welcome to Humpty Doo Golf Club.
The Humpty Doo & Rural Area Golf Club is located just a short 30 minute drive down the track from Darwin. Head down the Stuart Highway, turn left into Girraween Rd at the Coolalinga traffic lights, continue along Anglesey Rd and turn left at Pioneer Drive. Follow the signs until you come to the ‘Big Tee’ on the left.
Our facilities are open to the public, and include a bar and gaming room in the air conditioned clubhouse, as well as the very popular Nineteenth Hole Restaurant. The verandah bar and outdoor dining area overlooking the 18th green is a great place to relax, and the new children’s playground is appreciated by visiting families.
The 18 hole 5855 metre Par 72 golf course consists of 9 holes, with grass greens and two tee positions on each hole. The wide flat fairways make easy walking, or you may prefer to ride in a motorised cart. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the challenging layout. There is also a practice putting green with an attached bunker, and a driving range.
Club memberships are available to suit both social and serious golfers.
Green fee players and visitors are welcome to play at all times other than during club competitions. Please phone the club on 8988 1118 to check available times.
A Little Bit of History…….
The Humpty Doo & Rural Area Golf Club began in November 1984 on Lindsay & Elaine Creek’s 5 acre block at Humpty Doo. A small group of locals met regularly on Sunday mornings for a round on their 4 hole course with sand greens, located around the house & yards.
During 1985 the club acquired a section of land off Pioneer Drive for future development as an 18 hole golf course. By October 1986 there were 155 foundation members. Dave Ayers was elected President in early 1987, and work started in earnest clearing the thick bush which would eventually become the 9 holes on which we play today. Many hours of volunteer labour were spent establishing the course, clearing the fairways, picking up sticks, digging out tree roots & constructing the first four sand greens.
The original clubhouse consisted of four poles supporting a shadecloth roof, & the toilet was air conditioned with no roof… only to be used in emergencies! The first competition played on the new course (using a combination of the four holes played over & over) was the June 1987 Monthly Medal. Players had to contend with sand, speargrass & bulldust, & often ended up filthy by the end of the round.
Humpty Doo Golf Club has come a long way since those early days, thanks to the dedication of our many volunteers, who continue to provide much of the support for club & course improvements today.