Overview of golf course named Newcastle Golf Club

Newcastle Golf Club

Fern Bay, Australia

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1935

Type

n/a

Architect

Eric Apperly

Access

Visitors welcomed

Newcastle, an industrial and mining center in New South Wales, is the hometown of Australian star Jack Newton, whose development as a golfer owes something to the proximity of this fine course. Little changed since being founded a century ago, the course unfolds over rolling sand dunes surrounded by native forest that is alive with flora and fauna such as eucalyptus trees, kookaburras and kangaroos that takes the place of the heather and gorse that line similar fairways back in England. The length is not great, at 6200 meters, but the course is well balanced and calls for care at the tee-off and in navigating to the greens. Indeed, some of the tee shots are obscured, a rarity on contemporary courses, and players will encounter slopes, carefully positioned bunkers, and tough raised greens. Though it is a little off the beaten path, don't hesitate to take your clubs to Newcastle.

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August 21, 2018
The Coal town. Beautiful beaches and restaurants occupy this lovely town.The golf course here is a hidden gem within Australia and is just as excellent as the beaches 10min away. It has couch fairways that are a pleasure to hit off, rolling and undulating in this former dune area that is now a championship course. Natural bushland surrounds the course. The best run of holes here are the 5-7th. The 5th is world class and is seen as one of the very best Par 4's in the country and it's clear to see why when you play it, especially for the first time as I did. the 6th is an outstanding Par 4 wrapped around a hill as a dogleg left and then up toward the green to the right. The best hole is the world class Par 3 7th. This course I could certainly be a member at and I must get back to play it and update my photos soon! I love the clubs emblem as well, it reminds of the kiwi fern.
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