Half Moon Bay Golf Club was established in 1969, carved out of the thick coastal scrub in an area the council had designated for a sports reserve. The dedicated group of volunteers put in over 7000 hours that first year alone.
The first game of golf was played 30th May 1970, a nine hole 4BBB. The Clubhouse followed five years later, also thanks to a big volunteer effort. The course was later extended to 13 holes, then 15 and eventually our 18 hole course was opened 29th May 2000, 30 years to the day after that first game.
It was decided at the inaugural meeting that Members would all be full Members, and no distinction would ever be made between the sexes in the constitution. This was a major change from standard practice at the time, and paved the way for the friendly, inclusive atmosphere the Club is known for.
Ray Howarth and Merv Watson entered into discussions with the Mulgrave Shire Council about developing 13ha bushland at Yorkeys Knob into a golf course. The land was designated as a recreational reserve.
The first informal meeting of 50 golfers to assess community support and decide if the project was even viable.
Half Moon Bay Golf Club
66 Wattle St, Yorkeys Knob Qld 4878
P: 07 4055 7933
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