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Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club

Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin,

Hunter Valley, New South Wales 2320

  • Office

    +61 (0)2 4993 1555
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)2 4993 1800
  • Fax

    +61 (0)2 4993 1883
  • Golf pro

    Kieran McMahon

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb and some long tee-to-green walks.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside (including vineyards).

  • Designer:

    Steve Smyers

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6487
6019
5216
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.5
72
72

Location

Latitude:

-32.785011

Longitude:

151.289946

How to get there:

58 km W of Newcastle; 165 km N of Sydney

From Hwy 1 (approx 125 km north of Sydney) take the Cessnock exit (Hwy 82). After 35 km enter Cessnock and continue to follow Hwy 82, exiting Cessnock on Allandale Rd (which becomes Wine Country Drive). After 5 km turn left into Broke Rd. After 1.8 km turn left into McDonald's Rd. After o.7 km turn right into Thompsons Rd. The resort entrance is immediately on your left.

Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1992

Two things are immediately apparent here at Cypress Lakes Resort. First, you are located in the middle of the wide and wonderful Hunter Valley. Second, this is most definitely wine country.

As your attention turns to the golf course, you'll find the open and expansive front-nine takes you on a sweeping tour around two small lakes, and up and down some not insignificant undulations. En route you will also rub shoulders with one or two local wineries. The back-nine continues the undulating theme, introducing more noticeably tree-lined holes, while also opening up some spectacular views across the valley. The short par-3 11th, played to a pudding-basin green and the slightly quirky par-4 12th are two of the most memorable holes. One of the most challenging tee-shots you'll face comes at the long 603-metre par-5 16th, where a precise draw (up a hill!) is needed to get the ball in play.

Throughout, there is plentiful and quite deep bunkering around the greens. The generally good quality fairways are amply wide, although the grass struggles to grow much beyond them (although grapes fair better!). From start to finish this is an always interesting layout, with many vantage points providing great Hunter Valley and Brokenback mountain views.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance; phone the Resort Shop on (02) 4993 1800. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur A$75; Fri/Sun A$90; Sat A$110.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Hunter Valley was home to some of the earliest wine production in Australia in the 1830s, but the real boom period came in the 1970s. Now there are approximately 100 wineries in the Hunter Valley, and many of them within a stone's throw of Cypress Lakes.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 88th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • Cypress Lakes Resort - Oaks Hotels & Resorts4-star

    Cnr McDonalds & Thompsons Rds, Pokolbin, NSW 2320.

    +61 (0)2 4993 1555

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    At Cypress Lakes you’ll discover over 200 luxury villas with a choice of one, two, three or four bedroom accommodation. The villas all offer spacious and well-appointed interiors. Each one is excellently furnished and tastefully designed, with balconies that give wonderful views overlooking the Hunter Valley wine country. The resort's day spa offers an extensive range of treatments for men and women.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Cypress Lakes

    • Golf within 10 km:

      The Vintage; Hunter Valley

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Peppers Convent (Hunter Valley)4-star

    88 Halls Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

    +61 (0)2 4998 4999

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    Peppers Convent combines the ambience of an indulgent Baroque hotel, with the distinctive character of an Australian country guesthouse. It offers grand comfort with timeless charm in a romantic Hunter Valley retreat amongst the vineyards, where French doors open onto wide verandahs and sweeping views of the estate.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cypress Lakes; The Vintage; Hunter Valley

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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