Experience world-class golfing at Hunter Valley's best fairways
Golfers visiting Hunter Valley are in for a treat because the Hunter Valley is home to some of the best golfing destinations in Australia. If you spend your weekend getaway here, you can book a luxury accommodation surrounded by rolling vineyards and spectacular mountain ranges – right at the heart of the Great Southern Land’s oldest wine region.
From well-appointed golf retreats to relaxing bushland courses, you have plenty of options when planning the golf holiday of your dreams. Here are some of the best places to play golf in and around Hunter Valley.
Bonville Golf Resort
Voted as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Australia, Bonville Golf Resort features a Par 72 championship course. Rising and dipping across the beautiful landscape of Coffs Harbour, the resort also provides a natural sanctuary for Australian wildlife. After a round of golf, you can take a dip in the natural billabong swimming pool or stroll down the breathtaking beaches of Sawtell, letting the lavish accommodation and fine-dining food choices round out your relaxing trip.
The perfectly groomed fairways of the Leura Golf Club can be found right at the centre of Fairmont Resort. Located in the Jamison Valley of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, Fairmont offers golfers a spectacular view of mountainside cliffs all while playing an 18-hole round.
During game break, you can grab a bite at any of the five in-house dining locations or even treat those tired legs to a luxurious massage or spa treatment. If you still have the energy, why not explore the tranquil grounds and gardens across the 9.5-hectare property?
book one of the 223 award-winning rooms and suites at the Fairmont for an unforgettable golf getaway.
The Vintage Golf Club
The Vintage Golf Club in Rothbury features an 18-hole Par 71 championship course designed by Greg Norman. Listed among the best fairways in Australia, the 6310m long course is the only Greg Norman-designed public access golf course in New South Wales and, if you are a beginner, you could take golf lessons at the nearby Richard Mercer Golf Academy.
Set beautifully alongside the wetlands and vineyards of Bimbadgen, the Vintage Golf Club is the highlight of Chateau Elan. This luxury resort is just a two-hour drive from Sydney and is located right in the middle of the Hunter Valley wine country.
One of Australia’s best golf and spa resorts, Chateau Elan offers an attractive combination of luxury spa suites, private villas, fine wine, and great golf – perfect for an entire weekend of relaxing and pampering.
Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral
Were you looking for a more laid-back experience? Then head on to the 1887-inspired Peppers Craigieburn.
A stunning rural estate located on the outskirts of Bowral, Peppers Craigieburn retained the style and elegance of its ancient homestead to offer visitors a relaxed country retreat setting. The highlight of Peppers Craigieburn is the 100-year-old Craigieburn Hickory Golf Course, is a nine-hole vintage course that still features its original layout.
After a game of golf, take a walk in the woods in one of the many national parks in the area or explore downtown and do some antique shopping, or even some cool-climate wine tasting.
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Located in Thredbo Valley in the Kosciuszko National Park, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offers 60 hectares of natural bushland and a spectacular view of the Snowy Mountains.
The nine-hole, Par 3 golf course is surrounded by peaceful greens and wild brumbies and kangaroo. The world-class amenities in the resort include self-contained apartments and chalets, two fine-dining establishments, and a luxury day spa.
Hunter Valley Golf Club
Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club resides at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Famous for the annual Lovedale Long Lunch festival, Crown Plaza Hunter Valley offers a splendid backdrop of vineyards and ranges surrounding its deluxe hotel and villas.
The 18-hole, fully accredited Hunter Valley championship golf course measures 5170 metres long. And although the impressive layout features a variety of challenging holes and fairways, it is suitable for golfers of all levels.
Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club offers excellent views of the Broken Back Range and beautiful vineyards. Located in Pokolbin, this 18-hole championship course designed by Steve Smyers is ranked among the top golf resorts in all of Aussie.
Opened in 1992, Cypress Lakes has a front nine that are lined with sloping fairways and the back nine featuring a links style layout. Across the green, there are more than 60 deep bunkers and dramatically shaped, elevated grass surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the valley.
Pacific Dunes boasts a unique game layout – combining two distinct nine-hole loops to create a stunning 18-hole championship course. The front nine winds through a native woodland setting and takes you to a spectacular wetland in the back nine.
Located in the picturesque region of Port Stephens in New South Wales, the Pacific Dunes course is the centrepiece of the $180 million upscale Pacific Dunes residential community.
Newcastle Golf Club
One of the hidden gems of New South Wales is the Newcastle Golf Club. A two-hour drive from Sydney, the Newcastle Golf Club is one of only two golf courses in NSW to be given international recognition by the World’s Top 100 Courses.
Newcastle Golf Club is a true championship course featuring rolling sand dunes patterned after the Great Britain and Ireland’s great historical links and was ranked as the 10th best golf course in the country by Golf Australia.
What makes Newcastle Golf Club truly unique is the sea of angophoras and eucalypts. The forest showcases native flora and fauna, including bearded dragons, kookaburras and kangaroos. Interestingly, the fairway remains peaceful despite being a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle port
Your Golf Getaway is Just a Drive Away
Ready to play your next round? How about taking away the travel stress and arriving in style in a super-stretch limousine? Chase Limousines offers chauffeur-driven limousines in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas with services including:
- Wedding cars
- Formals and balls
- Vineyard tours and festivals
- Christening and bar mitzvahs
- Airport and cruise transfers
- Funeral cars
- Hens shows and bucks parties
- Supervised children’s parties
- Disabled transport
- Corporate travel