Sub Clubs

Women’s Golf

Ballina Golf & Sports Club has a strong female golfing membership. Our inclusive competitions allow eligible members to play on six competition days per week.

Our Midweek women’s only competitions is a two-tee start on Tuesday mornings between early February and mid-December. Tuesday competitions normally attract over 90 players.

In addition, women can play in the Medley competition every Monday, Thursday and Friday and Sunday and those who join as Select or Lifestyle member are eligible for the Women’s Saturday competitions.

We facilitate a varied program of events on Tuesdays, including a Monthly Medal (stroke), Stableford, Par Event, 4BBB, team competitions.

The women also run a Single and 4BBB Matchplay knockout during the year, as well as the important honour board events: Club Championships, Foursomes Championship and Mixed Foursomes (which is played on a Sunday).

We also have a number of ongoing events during the year such as eclectics and Stableford challenge point scores, and our committed Veterans Committee conducts a range of activities in addition to those already mentioned.

Payment of $10.00 allows entry into the following:
Entry into 8 Point Score events run in conjunction with women’s club Stableford events throughout the year, plus total of overall winners and runner up in each division at the end of the year.
VGNSW Mabel Mackenzie Brooch
VGNSW Country Championship
WGNR Gwlad Murray Competition
The Elva Colledge Ballina Women’s Veteran’s Championship
Pink Ball Day

Extra prizes are given for Super Veterans (over 70)

There is something for everyone at Ballina Golf & Sports Club: it is a friendly, sociable environment and we always welcome new players.

Played on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12 noon, for eligible Pathway members. Players meet in barbecue area at rear of Pro Shop at 12 noon.

In addition to the membership fee to join the Ballina Golf & Sports Club, an annual fee, daily green fees and a competition fee are payable.


Daily Green Fee (Paid to Pro Shop) $7.00
Daily Competition Fee (Paid to Delegate) $1.00
Yearly Fee (Paid to Delegate) $3.00
The competitions played are either Stableford or Stroke and there is putting and a NTP prize awarded also. Assistance is given with rules and course etiquette. Rules are the same as for all golf competitions.
There is a year-long point scoring competition with awards presented at the end of the playing year.
Any player who has an 18-hole handicap is welcome to join and will play on half of their 18-hole handicap.
For any new members, a new handicap will be calculated after 3 rounds. This is not a Golflink handicap.
Handicaps are managed by the 9-hole committee.
Newcomers are welcome, though we stress that this is not a group lesson format. We expect players to have a basic level of rules knowledge, and players should an understanding of how to play.

Newcomers are welcome, though we stress that this is not a group lesson format. We expect players to have a basic level of rules knowledge, and players should an understanding of how to play. 

Vets Golf

Played regularly on a Monday the Ballina Vets participate in a one-tee start, Men’s & Ladies Medley Competition (including Veterans 9-hole Mystery Nine Competition, commonly referred to as the “Chook Run”).

Events include Stableford, 4BBB, Stroke and other team play.

Eligibility For Membership
Must be a financial member of the Ballina Golf & Sports Club
Attained 55 years of age.
A club member can join at age 50, becoming a ‘Junior Vet.’ 
  • Restricted to home club events only (excluding our Open Day) and can participate in ‘Bus Trips.’
Cost: $15.00 Per Year, paid upon membership renewal.

We are members of the Northern Rivers Veteran Golfers Association (NRVGA – Group 14) and affiliated with the NSW and Australian Veterans Associations (NSWVGA and AVGU).


Our goal is to create a popular Junior Golf Program for our Club and to provide the best opportunities for all junior golfers to participate and love the game.

Here at Ballina Golf & Sports Club, we are fortunate to have fully qualified PGA Professionals to provide first class guidance and encourage the growth of the game through junior golf.

We teach the fundamentals of golf for all skill levels and ages using fun games, drills and activities, ensuring all our junior golfers learn in an enjoyable and safe environment.

The Ballina Junior Golf Program provides all the necessary equipment for your child to begin learning the game.  

Our coaching sessions are conducted on Monday afternoons between 4-5pm, during school terms. Junior golfing members will have access to the course at varying times through the week for casual play under parental supervision.

First Session
The first session we allow potential Junior members to come along and try the game of golf. This session is free and inclusive to everyone willing to come along.
Due to personal injury liability and insurance, the Junior will need to join the Club before coming along a second time.
Supervised Practice
The junior program is not designed to be an intensive coaching program. It is about encouraging participation and enjoyment in the game. Our sessions are conducted on the putting green, chipping green and on course. We run through the basics of the game with simplified instruction aimed to improving skills and creating engagement.
Advancement to Members Competitions
Once the Junior has attained a satisfactory level of competence in their golf ability, has a sound understanding on the Rules of Golf and have displayed etiquette and behaviour expected on a golf course, they will have the opportunity to apply for a Golf Australia handicap through Golflink.