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Pacific Dunes Golf Club

Championship Drive,

Medowie, nr Port Stephens, New South Wales 2318

  • Office

    +61 (0)2 4916 0500
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)2 4916 0500
  • Fax

    +61 (0)2 4916 0501
  • Golf pro

    Kurt Linde (Director of Golf)

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
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6411
5979
5329
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
73

Location

Latitude:

-32.767691

Longitude:

151.868885

How to get 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.

Pacific Dunes Golf Club

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

Est. 2005

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur A$68; Fri-Sun A$88.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 59th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • Junction Inn Hotel

    2 William Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW

    +61 (0)2 4987 2014

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pacific Dunes; Newcastle GC.

  • Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake3-star

    2259 Pacific Hwy, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324.

    +61 (0)2 4987 1444

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    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pacific Dunes; Newcastle GC.

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