Elbourn hits up on world's longest golf course

...quick as a flash he (a crow) picked up the lime green ball and took it about 125 metres away.

Since starting golf in 1978 (almost 40 years) playing more than 2000 rounds and walking in excess of 10,000kms at more than 60 different courses, I have just completed the longest golf course in the world – The Nullarbor Links – starting at Ceduna and finishing at Kalgoorlie for a length of 1365 kilometres.

Along with Colleen Stock (caddy, spotter and co-driver) and Natalie Johns (spotter and co-driver) we arrived at the Ceduna Tourist Information Centre on Sunday, September 24, to pay the fee of $70 and collected the score card and information on the course. 

All stops were very well signposted with large brown tourist signs with white lettering.  

At each hole there was a shelter (small) and synthetic tee blocks to the green with synthetic green and flag pole and about 50cms surround with fake turf and most were very uneven.

Achievement: Jenny Elbourn, of Meningie, has tackled the World's Longest Golf Course, which starts at Ceduna and finishes at Kalgoorlie.

Achievement: Jenny Elbourn, of Meningie, has tackled the World's Longest Golf Course, which starts at Ceduna and finishes at Kalgoorlie.

The first two holes were played at Ceduna on day one.

Hole 1: ‘Oyster Beds’, Par 5, 585 metres.

Hole 2: ‘Denial Bay’ (hole 18), Par 4, 370 metres.

Hole 3: 75 kilometres to Penong Golf Club ‘Windmills’, Par 4, 260 metres.

Hole 4: 76 kilometres Nundroo Roadhouse ‘Wombat Hole’, Par 5, 520 metres.

Hole 5: 148 kilometres Nullarbor roadhouse ‘Dingos Den’ Par 5, 538 metres. 

At this hole a crow swooped above as I was about to hit off and quick as a flash he picked up the lime green ball and took it about 125 metres away. 

We then drove to Border Village to stay the night.

Sept 25 – Day 2

Hole 6: ‘Border Village Kangaroo’ Par 3 160 metres.

At my second shot, guess what?..another ‘lime ball’ gone.

Hole 7: Eucla 12 kilometres, 10 minutes drive to golf course shared with the gun club ‘Nullarbor Nymph’.

Hole 8: 65 kilometres Mundrabilla Roadhouse ‘Watering Hole’, Par 4, 330 metres.

Hole 9: Madura 115 kilometres, Brumbys Run, Par 3, 125 metres.

Hole 10: 91 kilometres Cocklebiddy ‘Eagles Nest’, Par 4 347metres.

Hole 11: 64 kilometres Caiguna ’90 mile straight’, Par 4m 310 metres.

Hole 12; 178 kilometres Balladonia ‘Skylab’, Par 3 175 metres.

We than drove to Frazer Range Station, 90 kilometres to stay.

Sept 26 – Day 3

Hole 13: Frazer Range ‘Sheeps Back’ Par 3, 141 metres.

It was a great setting with the range as a backdrop.

Hole 14: 100 kilometres Norseman Golf Club ‘Golden horse’ Par 4, 385 metres.

Hole 15: Norseman ‘Ngadju’ Par 5, 463 metres.

Hole 16: 129 kilometres Kambalda Golf Club ‘Silver Lake’ Par 4, 392 metres.

Hole 17: 60 kilometres Kalgoorlie Golf Club (Hole 10) ‘Golden Mile’ Par 5, 502 metres.

Hole 18: ‘CJO Connor’ Par 4 356m (Hole 11).

Itwas a great course after a $2,000,000 makeover, with manicured fairways and large proper greens.

After 18 holes completed we went back to the information centre to hand my card in and get my certificate. 

It was a great experience and after staying at Kalgoorlie that night, it was then on to Wave Rock, York and Toodyay the town that won the National Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Award in 2015, pipping Meningie.  I agree the town was deserving of the award. 

We travelled on to Perth, Busselton, Margaret River, Albany, Esperance, arriving back in Meningie on  October 8.