Nelson Bay Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Nelson Bay Golf Club Est. 1960

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Nelson Bay (alias The Bush Course by the Sea) has three excellent nine-hole loops offering something rather special in terms of golfing in Australia. Bounded by the Tomaree National Park, the golf course has many of the characteristics of a sub-tropical forest environment. It is also home to kangaroos, wallabies and all manner of birdlife, all of which you will encounter while playing the course. The 27 holes are similar in many respects, with several elevated tees, good-paced greens and tree-lined fairways that occasionally feel a bit too tight for comfort (the par-5 22nd hole is possibly the tightest, long par-5 you'll encounter !). Maintenance is generally good, without trying to create a heavily manicured course. The 9-hole loop covering holes 10 through 18 is perhaps the most undulating and forested; the stretch from the par-5 12th to the par-4 15th is as natural a series of golf holes as you will experience in Australia - wonderful forest (bush) all around. With all this unique Australian flora and fauna on show, you'll not worry too much that the sea (less than 1 km away) remains out of sight, although within earshot.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Nelson Bay Golf Club
Dowling St,
Nelson Bay, New South Wales 2315
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Office   +61 (0)2 4981 1132
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 4981 2073

  +61 (0)2 4981 2412

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Golf Pro
Maurie & Warren Moses
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6080 5281
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 72
At the Same Location:
This 27-hole layout gives three 18-hole combinations: Gymea Lily course (holes 1-18, 6080 mtrs); Brush Box course (holes 1-9 & 19-27, 5860 mtrs); Christmas Bush course (holes 10-27, 5752 mtrs).
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How2Get There?

58 km NE of Newcastle; 210 km N of Sydney
From Pacific Hwy (Hwy 1), north of Newcastle, and just after crossing the Hunter River, turn right onto Hwy 122 (Tomago Road) direction Tomago / Williamtown. After 15 km turn left onto Hwy 121 / 122 (Nelson Bay Road). After 1.2 km continue on Hwy 122 (Nelson Bay Rd) direction Nelson Bay. After approx 32 km, on the outskirts of Nelson Bay, turn right onto Stockton Street and then follow road into Dowling Street. Golf entrance is on your right (off Dowling Street).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays A$39; weekends A$44. Reduced twilight rates and day tickets also available. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Kangaroos, wallabies and other wildlife live on the Nelson Bay golf course - great to look at, but worth remebering they are wild animals and should not be approached too closely. | Nelson Bay is a popular seaside town and busy tourist centre for Port Stephens, offering all manner of leisure activities, including whale and dolphin watching, fishing, jet-skiing, national parks, bushwalks and great beaches.

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Latitude: (-32.724451)
Longitude: (152.146021)
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The Landmark Nelson Bay 4-star
Dowling Street, Nelson Bay, NSW
+61 (0)2 4984 4633

Golf at this hotel Nelson Bay
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Port Stephens Motor Lodge 
44 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay
+61 (0)2 4981 3366

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