Not many institutions get to celebrate 50 years of existence, so when Jindalee Golf Club reached its 50th year, club members made it sure it was memorable for all.
Jindalee Golf Club concluded its month-long 50th anniversary celebration with a birthday dinner and a cake on March 25. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was among the hundreds of guests who came to party in style.
It was a fun-filled night as guests partied all night long after some formal events.
Lifetime members, committee members and junior members past and present were there to be part of the momentous milestone for the club, which has become an important part of the south-west community.
How It Started
The club was born after LJ Hooker purchased a 3500-acre bushland in 1959 for the purpose of building an 18-hole golf course. During construction, membership was promised to residents along the golf course.
The development saw some hurdles along the way,especially when it was discovered that the proposed Centenary Bridge would eat up a large portion of the course.
Centenary Estates handed ownership of the club to the Brisbane City Council in 1965, with a plan to turn it into a municipal golf course for public use. After that, the social club membership grew significantly.
On March 16, 1967, the social club held its first meeting at the Jindalee State School. With more than 60 people in attendance, members decided to form the Jindalee Golf Club.
The golf course was completed in 1969 and opened to the public in 1970.
From its grand opening onwards, the golf course has gone through many flood damages, but it has always managed to bounce back to give locals some great club services.
About the Club
Jindalee Golf Club is located 15km from the city centre and sits along the Centenary Highway. Locals consider it as a favourite place to hang out with friends and family.
The golf course provides a challenge for golfers of all levels. Bona fide visitors and guests are always welcome in the club.
For more information, visit the club’s website at www.jindaleegolf.com.au.