Tee off at beautiful golf courses in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and only two hours’ drive north of Sydney. You’ll be delighted with the range of championship and nine-hole courses in picturesque surroundings, some with glorious views of vineyards and mountain ranges.
The region is home to a number of golf clubs and world-class resorts offering superb facilities and challenging courses. There are stay-and-play packages and plenty of things to do off the course, including tours of vineyards, hot air balloon rides and dining in quality restaurants.
Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in Pokolbin is ranked among the top resort courses in Australia. With magnificent views of vineyards and the spectacular Broken Back Range, the Steve Smyers-designed championship course is adjacent to the Cypress Lakes Resort.
Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club is within the grounds of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale. Vineyards and rugged mountain ranges create a spectacular backdrop. The championship course is suited to golfers of all levels and the resort features deluxe hotel and villa accommodation.
The Vintage Golf Club in Rothbury features a Greg Norman-designed championship course set alongside undisturbed wetlands, eucalypts and vineyards. The club is set on the tranquil grounds of Chateau Elan, a luxury resort. Lessons are available from the Richard Mercer Golf Academy.
You’ll find excellent local courses too. Stonebridge Golf Club in Cessnock is a Jack Newton-designed championship course. Splendid nine-hole courses are at Branxton Golf Club, north of Cessnock, Paterson Golf Club in Paterson and Singleton Golf Club in Singleton.