THERE’S no doubt Hawks Nest is widely-regarded as a sleepy coastal town on the NSW North Coast. And that only makes it a bigger surprise when you visit Hawks Nest Golf Club and discover it fits perfectly into that well-worn cliché of a ‘hidden gem’. Certainly, renowned golf professional Craig Parry would agree. The former […]
IT’S been 50 years since the first ever golf ball was launched down the first fairway at Ocean Shores CC and over the five decades the club has managed to combine the attraction of a resort-style facility with the charm and personality of a local golf club. First-time visitors to Ocean Shores CC in the […]
RICHMOND Golf Course may be the oldest in NSW, with a superb playing heritage, but it is getting some very modern refurbishments in the coming months to further improve its offering to players. Located at 34 Bourke Street, Richmond, the picturesque course, home to the annual Australian PGA Seniors Championship, has gracefully survived the battering […]
DON’T cruise into Griffith Golf Club and think you’ll ‘carve it up’ because you’ve heard there are few bunkers and no water holes. This layout is widely regarded as one of the best in the Riverina and is a stern test of anybody’s golf skills. And here are just some of the reasons why. Griffith […]
Golfers are a hardy bunch. They’ll go out and play in just about any conditions. But nothing could really prepare them for the hurdles that Lynwood Golf and Country Club has had to endure over the past couple of years. The experts say a storm such as that they were subjected to comes along about […]
When David Zahra and Elias Sarkis took over the 19th Golf Driving Range in Sydney’s west, they felt they had a blank canvas at their disposal and began to improve the whole complex – stroke by stroke. It’s fair to say that the 19th Golf Driving Range is now widely regarded as western Sydney’s newest […]
Waratah Golf Club is about to chalk up a major milestone of 100 years on their present site. The club is planning to celebrate in style with some major events scheduled before the end of the year and leading up to their December 3 anniversary. The club’s officials have put together a time-line of one […]
PERHAPS the only thing missing from Nelson Bay Golf Club’s storied history is recognition outside of one of the most popular holiday spots in our country, Port Stephens. Just about everything else has been squeezed into its 60 years. There’s been fires, floods, name changes, birthdays, anniversaries…you name it, and it has probably happened in […]
It wouldn’t be fair to say it’s business as usual at Pennant Hills Golf Club these days. That’s because it’s a heck of a lot more than that, following major construction works to the tune of around $7.0m, giving the whole club a new, much-more-modern look. The old pro shop, down near Copeland Road, for […]
HOME of the NSW Open…now that does have a certain ring to it. You only have to glance at the honour roll for that tournament and you’ll see why it’s become an important quiver in the bow of Sydney’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club. This iconic event heads there again this month for the […]
We explore some of our favourite country golfing gems in and around NSW and the ACT Gold Creek Country Club Outfitting a new golf shop, launching a new on-line booking system and even a new menu at their popular restaurant, Trevino’s, things have never looked brighter for Gold Creek Country Club. The […]
A GOLF club can ill-afford to rest on its laurels these days. You need to move with the times and there is no better example of that than the magnificent Catalina Country Club on the New South Wales South Coast. Not content with having an iconic golf course, magnificent clubhouse and ‘contented’ membership, this club […]
Rich River Golf Club is situated within the beautiful Murray River region of Echuca-Moama. Less than 3 hours from Melbourne, this popular historic town was voted number 35 amongst the top 100 towns to visit in Australia. Rich River Golf Club features two very impressive 18-hole championship courses, the East and the West. They’ve been developed […]
BEYOND the large gates on Powderworks Road, in the shadows of the famous Baha’i Temple at Ingleside on Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches, lies a ‘cathedral’ of a different kind. It’s one that golfers ‘worship’ as one of Sydney’s private Group One courses, sitting firmly in many golfers’ “must play” lists. It’s just part of the […]
LET’S be honest . . . 30 years is a long time between ‘hits’. Yet that’s how long it has been since Nelson Bay Golf Club hosted a pro-am, hosting some of the best professional golfers in the state. This will just be one of many major moments that will take place at Nelson Bay […]
Despite scoring a tidy $14 million from a clever, well-planned, real estate development last year, Sydney’s Bankstown Golf Club’s high ranking isn’t due to any ‘multi-million dollar makeover’ of the 88-year-old course in Sydney’s southwest. Instead, the Board of this down-to-earth Group One rated club, which boasts a very high quality course, has continued to […]
BALLINA Golf and Sports Club, located about an hour south of the Gold Coast and 10 minutes from Ballina Airport, is a lush green parkland golf course that offers peaceful vistas of North Creek and lovely carefully maintained flora. Known as the Garden Course of the Northern Rivers, Ballina GSC is a traditional golf club […]
Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney’s population-booming north-west region in recent years has been surfing a surge of success which has provided it with a winning profile that few golf clubs in Australia currently could boast. However once you meet Castle Hill’s General Manager Melissa Ellis—enjoying her third year at the club despite coming […]
Inside Golf’s DAVID NEWBERY ventured off-the-beaten-track and discovered a nine-hole golf course where serenity rules even at Death Valley, Pinball Alley and the Bermuda Triangle IT’S 8.25 on a heavenly Wednesday morning when I drive into Tabulam Golf Club’s car park and pull into a parking spot just metres from the “clubhouse”. Well, truth be […]
With a charming mix of country life and a modern city, Albury‘s Commercial Golf Resort offers visitors superb golf courses featuring wonderful greens that are regarded as the best in country NSW. Championship and casual golfers will be challenged along the picturesque tree-lined fairways and well-placed bunkers. The panoramic views and immaculate courses will ensure […]
A great place for that well earned vacation or just a weekend away, Barham is an idyllic paradise located on the Banks of the Mighty Murray River. Situated between Swan Hill & Echuca, Barham is a leisurely three-hour drive north of Melbourne.
Nestled alongside the picturesque Murray River, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is the perfect resort destination in which you can experience immaculate greens under idyllic blue skies over the winter months. Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort has 45 holes on offer – two 18-hole courses, the Lake and the Murray, as well as a short […]
In terms of scenic beauty, the Mid-North Coast and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales are unsurpassed. And when it comes to golf, this stretch of NSW manages to combine the attraction of a resort golf destination with the charm of friendly local clubs.
With 196 years of history, and friendly locals, Toowoomba is a destination golf fanatics and non-golfers alike should explore, writes DAVID NEWBERY
The Princes Highway stretching from Wollongong to the Sapphire Coast is arguably one of the best golf trails in the country.
Nestled alongside the beautiful Murray River at Echuca Moama, Rich River Golf Club offers a pleasant and challenging golf experience for players of all levels. With fully self-contained accommodation on site, it is also a great location for a “Weekend Away” with the gang, as Bushranger Golf stalwart Mick Van Raay recently discovered.
Whether you choose the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens you will have hit on a region rich in golfing treasures.Each region can boast numerous top-quality golf courses and venues and over the next few pages we feature a selection of the finest in these areas. From the championship layouts of Pacific Dunes, Hunter Valley […]
Nestled in the heart of the Sydney metropolitan area, Strathfield Golf Club provides a true challenge to golfers of all level
Just five minutes from Sydney’s CBD, Moore Park’s 18-hole championship public golf course offers enjoyment for golfers of all abilities — from beginners to low markers
Consistently ranked among Australia’s best public access courses by Golf Australia, The Golf Course Guide and Golf Digest — including a #1 placement for NSW in 2007 — Pacific Dunes Port Stephens is the latest member of Inside Golf’s “Must Play” courses