Our Proud History
The Innisfail Golf Club was initially formed in 1925. The Golf Course, being situated in the heart of Tropical North Queensland, lives up to the town's slogan of "green like you've never seen".
More Historical information will be added to this page as it becomes available.
In the Beginning
From early beginnings at the Innisfail Golf Club, there were strong contingents of Men & Lady golfers who would compete for prizes each week, play in pennants teams, travel to Cairns to play & enjoy the social atmosphere of the Club.
Strong Committee’s would see the construction of club house & facilities around the course for our members & community.
The Innisfail Golf Club presentations night were the talk of the town! Great nights had by all who attended & enjoyed the spirit of the events held during the year. Many member have stories to tell from these great nights!
These events run by the committee’s & volunteers of the year brought together the golfing members to reminisce over the golfing challenges over the course of the year.
The Mark Wargent Cup
The 4 Ball Better Ball event in the early years was established between the Innisfail Golf Club & the Cairns Golf Club as a trophy event for men & ladies to compete in a match play format. The event was established by John Logan & Warren Anderson in 1980.
Mark Wargent was the co-ordinator in Cairns until his passing & the event was changed to the Mark Wargent Cup in the late 1980’s. A great day where the Cairns Club would travel to Innisfail & vice versa each year to compete for bragging rights!
36 players from each team would compete in match play to determine the winning club & hold the trophy until the next meeting.
Tropical Cyclone Larry
Living in the tropics has it’s challenge’s. Tropical Cyclone Larry was Category 5 & hit hardest in our region. TC Winifred & Yasi also hit our region but not as hard as Larry.
TC Larry changed a lot of the layout of our course. Hundred’s of Kauri Pines & gum tree’s were broken or uprooted, leaving the course scattered with tree limbs & debris.
The efforts from our volunteers & community organisations got the course back to a playable condition in 2 – 3 weeks, but the clean up from TC Larry lasted 6 months with the help of the Council.