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As an ex-Novocastrian visiting for xmas, I remembered the course
as a flat track with lots of options for the average golfer
(I’m very average). Due to some course work the holes were
shortened on many occasions cutting down on the aforementioned
options. I enjoyed my round, but I felt the course was not up to
scratch. Given that the growing season is just about finished
there were ruts (where pipes had been buried) all over and a lot
of dead (diseased) fairway. Maybe the course is overused by
hackers such as I, but in the 10 or so years since I have played
the course it has gone backwards.
Played at Waratah and always had an enjoyable experience.
Start off with a long Par 4 with Out Of Bounds down the right.
Followed up by a short Par 5 and then a Par 3 145m with a tree on
the fairway to protect the green catching any shot not hit
properly. My favourite hole on the course would be the Par 3 118m
11th with a water carry to a green heavily bunkered. I always
seem to score well on this hole!! The signature hole on this
course would though have to be the Par 3 15th 223m downhill to a
green protected by 2 bunkers at the front. Can be almost
impossible to get on in 1 when the wind blows the wrong way. Not
being the longest hitter in the world find it to be a tough
examination with 4 long (in my eyes) Par 3's over 160m + (and
2 short ones) and 4 Par 4's 360m +. Many people think this
course is pretty straight forward but with several water carries
over creeks'OOB in a few place and trees about the place not
to mention the wind popping up bad scores can easily add up and
ruin a round that started off well. The course is flat and easy
walking, very well watered and the greens are at a pace that is
easy to pick up and the ball runs very true. At only $25 every
day of the week for social players a good game can be had by
players of all levels.
Well i was in newcastle visiting a mate and while he and some of
my other mates went to the beach to swim and check out the
honey's, i decided to hit the course...
I was surprised on a sunday that i had to wait till 4pm to start
off my round, while i wasnt a member it was still off putting,
but lucky one of the young gentleman at the club stepped up and
offered me to take me around the course, so i was first off put
and then quite surprised that a member would offer to take me
The course itself is very well maintained, the greens are very
true and i could not blame them for my poor putting, the walk
isnt easy but isnt difficult either...
I dont remember the first 9 as the member had to rush through
them, but i do remember the back nine...I took a short break and
tee off on 9 and noticed how green the fairway was, the 9th was a
longesh par 4 380 plus which seem to be the norm, and
straight...this is one of the complaints i could have given this
course, it was just so straight...there was no risk golf on this
course the water was nice but they where always to far away from
any danger area off the tees, there was no real risk/reward
Regardless, most the tees where shapped and elavated which was a
good idea for the course, teeing off with the right club choice
was very important.
Overall i enjoyed the course, it was slighty to straight but the
length and bunkering was more than enuf to amuse...
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