Norfolk Island Golf

Release date: 27 February 2018

Quality Row (originally named Military Road) dates back to 1825, when its elegant houses served as quarters for military and civil officers during the island’s second penal settlement. No.1 Quality Row is now the clubhouse for the Norfolk Island Golf Club, making it one of the only golf clubs in the world located within a World Heritage Site (the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area). The course features Kikuyu fairways and 328 greens. Its position on the south-east side of the island provides lovely ocean views and challenging coastal breezes for those who play there.

Golf at this location is said to have first commenced in 1913, when Lottie Stephenson drove a golf ball down the first fairway on what was then called Elliot Links, though the club itself was established in 1927. With more than 90 active members, Norfolk Island Golf Club is one of the island’s busiest sporting clubs. Key events throughout the year include the Norfolk Island Veteran’s Cup and the Hardys Wines Pro-Am Classic.

The stamp

$5 Norfolk Island Golf

Featuring photographs by Robin Nisbet, this $5 double-definitive-sized stamp showcases the golf course together with the historic clubhouse, against a backdrop of pine-tree-topped hills. The minisheet highlights the striking coastal location of the course.

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Additional products

  • Minisheet
  • First day cover (blank, gummed, minisheet)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    27 February 2018
  • FDI withdrawal date

    28 March 2018
  • Denominations

    1 x $5
  • Stamp design

    Neil Walker
  • Product design

    Jo Muré
  • Printer

    EGO
  • Paper gummed

    Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Stamp size

    50mm x 30mm
  • Minisheet size

    135mm x 80mm
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Perforations

    14.4 x 14
  • FDI postmark

    Norfolk Island, NSW 2899
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 25
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 August 2018
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.

Philatelic team