Since the opening of Whaleback Golf Course in January 1981 many improvements have been made, all adding to the experience: More than Golf. Have a walk down memory lane and see how the trees have grown over the past 40 years.

Some Before and After Photos

Whaleback Entrance 1985
The entrance 1985

Whaleback entrance
The entrance year unknown

Whaleback 1st tee
1st tee

Whaleback Old Maintenance Shet
Old maintenance shed

Children on practice greens
Children on practice greens year unknown

Whaleback 13th tee 1986
13th tee 1986
Whaleback entrance 1992
New entrance statement 1992

Whaleback entrance 2020
Entrance 2020


1st tee following landscaping 1997

Whaleback maintenance shed
Existing maintenance shed built around 1992


Children on practice greens 2018/19

Whaleback 13th tee 2020
13th tee 2020

Tennis Courts and Community Facilities

In 1989 there were six tennis courts built, four of which are floodlit. A community hall, change rooms and new kiosk were also added to the complex at this time. The community hall was converted into a cafe and function facility in 2002.


Whaleback Outside clubrooms

Whaleback outside clubrooms
 
Whaleback outside clubrooms




Senior tournament 1993

Driving Range

In late 2002 the two storey day/night driving range was completed. Toptracer Range was introduced in June 2019, just the second such facility in Australia. This ball tracking technology tracks ball speed, accuracy and distance of every shot in every bay. 

Course Improvements

The City has a team of workers proud to maintain and improve the course and surrounds. Over the past few years they have been working on tidying up the roughs, planting new trees and other improvements including marketing.  

Photoshoot with some of the team September 2018


New course signage 2019


Greens coring during COVID-19 shutdown April 2020

Whaleback 3rd green reconstruction
3rd green reconstruction May 2020

Whaleback 3rd green reconstruction - 9 weeks
9 weeks in - 3rd green reconstruction July 2020


Painting a tree blue for mental health week October 2020 

Recycling came to Whaleback in 2018


LED Screen in 2019


Greens coring during COVID-19 shutdown April 2020

Whaleback seeding 3rd green
3rd green reconstruction May 2020

Whaleback 3rd green reconstruction
First players to play on 3rd green following reconstruction October 2020


Driving range garden bed November 2020
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