In our club profile feature, we take a look at the Pacific Dunes Golf Club in NSW’s Port Stephens.
As much as would like to, we can’t get around to all of the 1000+ golf courses in Australia and review them properly. But what we can do is throw the spotlight on some of Australia’s great golf courses and give you a taste (and a tease) on what they have on offer including the golf course, club house, membership options and accommodation in case you want to “stay and play”.
Located just 10 minutes from Newcastle Airport, Pacific Dunes is rated as the fourth best public access golf course in NSW. Designed by course architect, James Wilcher, the 6411 metre par-72 opened in 2001 and is a favourite of ours in Port Stephens.
Parts of the golf course is set in lush forest, while the difficult back nine meanders its way around water courses and is both a challenge for skilled golfers as well as good fun for those less experienced on the golf course.
Course details 6411 metre par 72
Designed by James Wilcher, one of Greg Norman’s lead designers in the Australasian region. Opened in 2001.
#4 best public access course in NSW
#55 Golf Gigest Top 100
#71 Golf Australia Magazine Top 100
#27 Golf Australia Magazine Top 100 Public Access Courses
Green fees (inc cart)
Early bird 7-9am $58, twilight 1-5pm $50, Weekday $68, Weekend $88. (as of Oct 2015). Check here for the latest green fees.
Pacific Dunes also has a variety of facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, tennis courts, multiple walking trails, a golf shop, and a cafe and bar. Pacific Dunes are excited about the year ahead, with the completion of the new $3million Country Club facility, expected in late 2015.
Pacific Dunes are offering a great range of memberships, from ‘pay as you play’ to full membership options. Click here for more details.