From the stunning coast to lovely wine regions, from the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains to the mighty Murray River, you’ll find golf courses in beautiful natural settings in NSW. There are magnificent public courses in postcard locations and luxury golf resorts with splendid courses.
Enjoy a round by the sparkling ocean or a meandering river, play among vineyards, and even tee off while kangaroos watch. In country and seaside towns, local golf clubs welcome visitors. From tee to green, you’ll be enthralled with Australia’s most varied, challenging and sublime golfing experiences.
You can also join golfing tours or watch top golfers in tournaments at some of the best courses in NSW. Or charter a helicopter for a game of golf and wine tasting in the Hunter Valley wine region, home to the Greg Norman-designed the Vintage, ranked one of the best golf courses in Australia.
The Hunter Valley is two hours’ drive north of Sydney. Among the vineyards are fine golf resorts, such as the Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and the Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club, which has the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. You can stay at the Vintage, too, in the Chateau Elan.
Less than two hours’ drive west of Sydney is the Blue Mountains, where the Fairmont Resort adjoins the Leura Golf Club, a short but challenging 18 holes. Or two hours’ drive southwest of Sydney, in the pretty Southern Highlands, is the Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club and the Peppers Manor.
On Sydney’s northern doorstep is the Central Coast, where the Kooindah Waters Golf Club is open to the public daily, and a resort and Endota Day Spa invite golfers to stay a little longer. Nearby is the beachfront Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, where guests can play on a links-style golf course.
On the North Coast near Coffs Harbour is the Bonville Golf Resort, considered one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Alternatively, try one of the enchanting courses on the South Coast, such as the Gerringong Golf Course near Kiama, for breathtaking beach and ocean views.
Another popular destination for memorable golfing experiences is the Murray, where you can play along the iconic Murray River from Albury to Wentworth and in charming towns in between. The natural beauty of the Murray, with towering red gums and abundant wildlife, invites serenity.