The Early Days

The following is reproduced from 'Nhill Golf Club: 100 Years 1898-1998' written by former club secretary, Neil Kerber, to help mark the club's Centenary. It also captured an insight into the extensive development program from 1991-1994 that transformed the course from sand greens to grass greens.

The Early Days


In 1893 Mr J. W. Trumble first introduced the game of golf to the District of Nhill. During a visit to England in that year, he had become interested in the game and on his return to Nhill, he introduced the game to several of his friends. Interest for the new sport quickly grew and Mr J. C. McDonald, of Nhill Station, agreed to make part of his 'all purpose' paddock available for a golf course.

By 1895, the game of golf had been established in Nhill, a tradition that was to be the beginning of a long and proud history surrounding the Nhill Golf Club.

The location of the first golf links in Nhill was