Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, a two hour drive from Sydney, lies a true championship course of 6200 metres (6780 yards). It is based on undulating sand dunes like those of the great historic links of Great Britain and Ireland.
However, instead of fairways lined by gorse and heather, Newcastle is carved out of a forest of eucalypts and angophoras abounding in native flora and fauna, including kookaburras, bearded dragons and wallabies, making it a delightful as well as a challenging course to play.
Although the course is situated only a few kilometres from the busy industrial city and port of Newcastle, the wide bands of trees separating the fairways give a feeling of peaceful isolation from the cares of the world.
Facilities include a full-length practice fairway, large chipping and putting greens, fully serviced golf shop, bar and cafe.