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Federal Golf Club Welcome Video

The Federal Golf Club is one of Canberra’s premier golf venues and presents one of Australia’s best inland golfing experiences. 

Formed in 1933, Federal Golf Club’s original location now lies at the bottom of Lake Burley Griffin. In 1949, the course reopened at its current location on the western side of Red Hill just two kilometres from the Parliamentary Triangle.   

The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The course is set in beautiful bushland surrounds with grand views of the Brindabella Ranges making the Federal Golf Club a very special place. 

The course has featured in the Golf Digest Top 100 Australian Courses and currently ranks 48th in Golf Australia’s best public access courses. 

The Club has a proud professional golfing history having played host to several tournaments including the 1982 NSW PGA Championship won by Frank Nobilo, the 1987 U-Bix Classic won by Peter Senior, while Greg Norman played an exhibition round in 1979. In more recent times, Federal hosted the 2014 Interstate Championships.  

The course also features the annual Federal Amateur Open Championship, a world amateur golf ranking event that continues to attract the country’s brightest amateur talents. In 2005, Jason Day finished runner up to Andrew Martin. In 2008, Victor Dubuisson also finished as a runner up to Matt Jager. An event for juniors accompanies the main tournament and attracts players of similar calibre, some of them barely into their teens.  

Members and non-members can view illustrated descriptions along with real time video fly overs of each hole when visiting the Club’s website. 

The golf course is complemented by a welcoming clubhouse with a comprehensive range of hospitality services. Federal is considered Canberra’s best kept secret when considering wedding venue destinations with an events team to oversee all elements of corporate golf, private functions and business seminars. 

When planning your social group’s next golfing trip, a round at the Federal Golf Club in Canberra is a must.