On Par in Port
For those who love nothing more than to play 9 or 18 holes while on holiday, there are stunning golf courses to challenge & excite you in Greater Port Macquarie! From the 100 year old Port Macquarie Golf Club to courses at Kew, Wauchope & Emerald Downs where you may share the fairway with local wildlife, there is a course for players of all levels.
This course is absolutely picturesque! Located between Ocean Drive and the ocean itself, you can practically hear the waves from the back 9. Watch the wildlife if you hit a ball into the scrub, don’t head too far into the bushes.
One half of management here, Mike, has some tips for golfers heading to Port Macquarie Golf Club: Warm up well before the first hole as it’s a par 5, 473m with a fairway bunker waiting to catch you, and it’s a killer! Also keep an eye out for the 18th, you will have to finish off with a par 5 here, a dogleg right where the clubhouse overlooks the 18th green.
Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
T: 6582 0409
Emerald Downs is a public golf course open for social play 364 days of the year, only closed on Christmas Day. The course borders the Lake Innes Nature Reserve, and the lush natural vegetation houses an array of wildlife including a healthy koala and kangaroo population. Facilities include club hire, buggy hire, and electric cart hire. With self-catering BBQ facilities available. Group bookings are welcome.
Mike has another tip for golfers heading to Emerald Downs: Watch the 2nd hole, the water hazard comes up early in the game, it’s a long 150 and is a doozy! Also look out for the 18th it’s a killer too, 170 and more water.
Emerald Drive, Port Macquarie
T: 6582 6120
Wauchope Country Club offers an excellent Par 71 18 hole golf course of 5866 metres with some of the best greens in the state. Social Play available most days, phone the Pro Shop for tee times 02 6585 3885.
24 King St, Wauchope
T: 6585 3020 / 02 6585 3885
This club is set amidst beautiful native gardens, with a player-friendly 18-hole championship-style golf course and a driving range. Well-maintained greens and native gardens attract a great variety of wildlife.
Have a social game of golf with friends and then finish with some refreshments at the bar, a great meal from Fairways Bistro, or simply relax in their air conditioned club house. Kew Country Club also has 2 well –appointed synthetic bowling greens.
185 Kendall Road, Kew
T: 6559 4203