Australia – Newcastle Golf Club
(Ranking - #20 Australia)
Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, two hour’s drive from Sydney, this course is a hidden gem. This championship course is compared to the great historic links in Great Britain and Ireland with its undulating sand dunes. The 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 kangaroos, making it a delightful as well as a challenging course to play.
Although the course is situated only a few kilometers 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.