Pacific Dunes Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Pacific Dunes Golf Club Est. 2005

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Pacific Dunes Golf Club: The layout's two nine-hole loops start in similar fashion with short, tightish, water-defended par-4s, which run parallel with each other. Thereafter, each nine takes you into quite different environments. Where the opening-nine is characterised by woodland, the second-nine enters a more open, wetland habitat.

The opening stretch of holes at Pacific Dunes takes you into a wonderful forest of angophoras, swamp mahogany and eucalyptus trees. Here, tightish gently rolling fairways lead you to sloping, well-protected greens. The back-nine makes much more use of open, wetland areas, with fewer mature trees but much more water in play. At times, it seems there are more water hazards than even the yardage-book recognises. Thankfully, and especially for wayward big-hitters, not all the back-nine is water-laden, nor as testing as the challengingly tight par-5 11th.

Throughout, you'll enjoy a natural and flattish course, where stylish mounded bunkering creates plenty of visual interest, whether looking out from the tee or approaching the greens. Matching the course's attractive bunkering, are excellent quality, sloping greens. Throughout, a high standard of greenkeeping ensures the course is well maintained and attractively presented. The planned introduction of more real estate may become noticeable on a few back-nine holes, but these should not detract from the overall naturalness of this very enjoyable and challenging course.

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Making Contact

Pacific Dunes Golf Club
Championship Drive,
Medowie, nr Port Stephens, New South Wales 2318
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)2 4916 0500
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 4916 0500
Fax

  +61 (0)2 4916 0501

Email   info@pacificdunes.com.au
Website   www.pacificdunes.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
Kurt Linde (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk, although one or two longish green-to-tee walks.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: James Wilcher
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6411 5979 5329
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 73
 
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How2Get There?

30 km N of Newcastle; 180 km N of Sydney
From Pacific Hwy (Hwy 1), north of Newcastle at Raymond Terrace, take the Raymond Terrace / Nelson Bay exit and follow Richardson Rd, direction Nelson Bay. After 10 km at roundabout turn left onto Medowie Rd, direction Medowie. After o.5 km turn right into South St and follow road to golf course.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur A$68; Fri-Sun A$88. [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
Good
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Did you know?

You've a good chance of seeing the resident population of attentive and respectful kangaroos here at Pacific Dunes. Kookaburras feature among the many native bird species.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 54th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-32.767691)
Longitude: (151.868885)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Junction Inn Hotel 
2 William Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW
+61 (0)2 4987 2014
www.junctioninnhotel.com.au

The Junction Inn Hotel is one of the oldest pub-hotels in Australia with a rich and unique history. Located on William St, on the banks of the Hunter River, the Junction Inn has been serving patrons since 1836. Although one of the country's oldest continuously licenced hotels, the Junction Inn has moved forward with the times, and provides a modern, relaxing place to stay in the town of Raymond Terrace.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Pacific Dunes; Newcastle GC.
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Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake 3-star
2259 Pacific Hwy, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324.
+61 (0)2 4987 1444
www.choicehotels.com.au

The Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake was established in 1985, and built in the style of a baronial manor on 5 acres of landscaped grounds at Heatherbrae, near the town of Raymond Terrace on the Hunter River. The accommodation features 40 spacious and well appointed ground floor rooms and suites, each with private parking at your door.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 30 km Pacific Dunes; Newcastle GC.
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