The Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club has been offering a unique course for golfers since 1976. The course traverses the desert flats and gibber hills of Coober Pedy. The greens are black and the fairways are white! Many a golfer have found opal whilst playing a round.
This 18-hole, 72 par grass-less golf course appears in various list of the top 10 most unusual golf courses in the world. Golfers use a piece of artificial grass to tee off. The putting greens, called scrapes, are oiled down sand which is raked smooth.
Visitors to Coober Pedy can play a round by contacting Old Timers Mine in Coober Pedy or heading out to the Club on a Friday evening 6pm for tee off in a social 3 – 4 hole (or however many you want to play) ambrose.