Nelson Bay Golf Club named finalists in sustainability award

Some of the local Eastern Grey kangaroos on the Nelson Bay Golf Course. Photo: Henk Tobbe.

THE team at Nelson Bay Golf Club are celebrating after being nominated as finalists in the Environmental Sustainability category of the 2024 Clubs NSW Clubs & Community Awards.

“Our submission, titled ‘Putting Nature First’, showcased Nelson Bay Golf Club’s work for the environment in our community,” the Golf Club’s Brooke Ross told News Of The Area.

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“The submission included our course maintenance team’s work using Nanobubble technology and hybrid machinery.”

The club is home to a team of dedicated volunteers who work in gardens, on renewable paths, and coordinate recycling initiatives.

“We also included our work with Port Stephens Koala Hospital in rehoming injured koalas and our Kangaroo Tours.”

The tours are run daily by appointment, conducted by a knowledgeable club volunteer working with the University of Sydney and Nelson Bay Golf Club in kangaroo management and research.

“We were lucky enough to receive support for our submission from Kate Washington, Member for Port Stephens, and the Port Stephens Koala Hospital.

“We are incredibly proud of each component that makes up our Putting Nature First submission and proud to be recognised as a finalist,” Brooke said.

The Nelson Bay Golf Club is a stunningly beautiful 27-hole golf course which also serves as a community hub.

Regular events at the club support local charities, including the Billy Angel Golf Classic which supports the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the upcoming Rotary Club of Salamander Bay Golf Day and Family of League Golf Day.

The natural beauty of the club’s grounds has seen it and its wildlife become an important part of many weddings and special events.

The club currently has around 8,000 members and 70 volunteers.


Some of the proud staff at Nelson Bay Golf Club.

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