The Hunter Valley is one of the best locations for vineyards in Australia, and it also boasts what may be Greg Norman's finest design. The Vintage is also the only public Norman course in New South Wales. Any golfer will find enjoyment here, and top pros will meet with a challenge off the back tees. Accuracy is paramount when playing the front nine if one is to escape the water and sand hazards and reach the diminutive greens. Greater length characterizes the back nine, where raised greens necessitate carries over hazards and bunkering. Numerous doglegs beckon players to cut the corners, but penalize those who miss the mark. The clever use of water here incorporates natural ponds, though wet weather can cause problems. With a clubhouse that can't be beat, it is no wonder that the Vintage has been named among the top hundred courses by Golf Australia, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.