Newcastle Golf Club


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Newcastle Golf Club Est. 1916

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The industrial port of Newcastle may not seem the obvious place to find one of Australia's Top 10 golf courses, but just across the Stockton Bridge, tantalisingly within earshot (but not sight of the sea), these "inland links" can compete with the best. A fabulous layout in a very natural setting with each hole individually crafted is the key to this long-established and challenging course. The soft, springy undulating fairways are mainly cut through an environment of small trees and bushes, usually with enough room to hit the "big timber" from the tee, although at times accuracy is needed more than length. A case in point is the par-4 6th, a tight par-4 to an elevated and heavily bunkered green - a hole often listed among the world's best. Bunkering throughout is impressive, deep and plentiful, particularly around the soft, receptive greens. The back-nine, with two long par-3's and several long par-4's presents a tough examination, assuming you've coped with the front nine, which itself is no pushover. Overall quality is generally very good without creating a manicured feel to the course. The only oddity here is why the 2nd hole, splendidly located in full view of the clubhouse, is not the closing hole; as it is the 18th brings you back to the car park - a triumph of practicality over aesthetics perhaps !

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Making Contact

Newcastle Golf Club
Vardon Rd, Fern Bay,
nr Newcastle, New South Wales 2295
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)2 4928 1365
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 4928 1984
Fax

  +61 (0)2 4920 1190

Email   office@newcastlegolf.com.au
Website   www.newcastlegolf.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
Jason Laws (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original design by Fred Popplewell Sr (1915). Later significant improvements by Eric Apperly (1937).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6345 6200 5334
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 73 72 73
 
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How2Get There?

12 km NE of Newcastle; 155 km N of Sydney
From the centre of Newcastle follow Hwy 121, direction Nelson Bay. At the northern edge of the city, cross the Hunter River (South Arm) via the Tourle St Bridge, direction Nelson Bay. Cross the river again (North Arm) via the Stockton / Kooragang Island Bridge. 1km north of the Kooragang Island Bridge turn right off Nelson Bay Road (Hwy 121) into Vardon Road. Golf entrance is 100 metres on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$88. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitor tee-times generally available on Mon, Tues(pm), Thur(pm), Fri & Sun. More restricted on Weds & Sat.  Must enquire/book in advance. Official handicap/golf club membership required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Newcastle GC was founded in 1901 on the site of an old racecourse at Broadmeadow in Newcastle. In 1916 the club built 9 holes on a remote stretch of sand dune country at Fern Bay, the golfers travelling by charter ferry from Newcastle. In the 1930's, when a vehicular ferry service made the course more accessible, Eric Apperley was commissioned to design an 18 hole course. It is a tribute to the vision of the pioneers that 7 of the original 9 holes were incorporated into the 18 hole design.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 19th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-32.869824)
Longitude: (151.794088)
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Travellers Motor Village 4-star
295 Maitland Road, Mayfield, Newcastle, NSW 2304
+61 (0)2 4968 1394
www.tmv.com.au



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Newcastle Links Motel 
51 Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, nr Newcastle, NSW
+61 (0)2 4928 2366
www.newcastlelinksmotel.com.au



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