If your idea of the perfect holiday is endless rounds of following a small white ball around a lovely swathe of green, then you’re in for a treat in NSW.
NSW is home to some of the best golf courses in Australia, perhaps even the world. And the best bit? Many of them are within an easy drive of a Reflections Holiday Park.
If golfing is your ‘happy place’, check out these fantastic courses for your next holiday. It may even inspire you to set out on the ultimate NSW golfing road-trip.
Golfing on the NSW Far North Coast
Ocean Shores is thought to be one of the most spectacular golf courses in Australia. It’s also less than 10 minutes from Brunswick Heads, home to our Ferry Reserve, Massy Greene and Terrace Reserve Holiday Parks. This 18-hole championship course offers lush fairways, pristine greens and a mountain range backdrop. There’s also ocean views from the clubhouse and bistro; keep an eye out for passing whales and the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse. It’s all so gorgeous it may just put you off your game.
A quick 7 minute drive from Clarkes Beach Holiday Park is the Byron Bay Golf Club, the most easterly golf course in Australia. Tee off under the watchful eye of the Cape Byron Lighthouse, then make your way around the 120 acres of beautiful coastal grounds. This challenging 18-hole championship course boasts ocean views from several holes. There’s also a welcoming clubhouse on top of the 9th green. Definitely worth a visit.
NSW Coffs Coast golf courses
Most golfers have heard about Bonville Golf Resort, and with good reason. It’s considered to be the most beautiful golf course in Australia, if not the world. This par 72 course wins plenty of awards, and it’s easy to see why. The layout is perfect. Each fairway is so isolated from the next, it feels like you’re the only ones on the course. Its 18 holes also challenge players of all levels. This oasis is a 15 minute drive from our Coffs Harbour and Mylestom Holiday Parks. A rite-of-passage for all keen golfers.
What? ANOTHER stunning NSW golf course? Afraid so. The Coffs Harbour Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course nestled between the mountains and the sea. A 10 minute drive from Coffs Harbour Holiday Park, its well-maintained fairways and greens are a joy to explore. As is the clubhouse, where the food is good, the beers are cold and the views sublime.
NSW Mid Coast golfing goodness
Love golf so much you’d sleep on the course if you could? This might be the option for you. Our Hawks Nest Holiday Park is next door to the Hawks Nest Golf Club, a championship rated 18 hole golf course. Enjoy a tranquil round in the course’s natural bush setting, keeping an eye out for the wildlife as you go. And when you’re done, put your feet up in the Clubhouse with its bar, bistro and coffee shop.
Golf courses on the NSW South Coast
This place is as pretty as a picture. An easy 20 minutes from Killalea Reserve, this immaculate and welcoming 18-hole course is ideal for a relaxing holiday hit. Peaceful, picturesque and perfect for all levels, you’ll love its well-contoured fairways and greens. Add in the natural surrounds and wildlife and it’s easy to see why this Illawarra golf course is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
This extraordinary cliff-top course is a must-play for all golfers visiting the NSW South Coast. A 30-minute drive from our Reflections Holiday Parks Bermagui, it’s perfect for all levels. Keep an eye out for ‘Hogan’s Hole’; named after the actor Paul Hogan who shot a Winfield cigarette commercial on location. It’s considered one of the most spectacular holes in golf that all players should do at least once; you actually hit OVER the ocean to a cliff-top green. Superb!
Great golf in Country NSW
Nestled in the Hunter Valley wine district, this is a perfect pitstop on your way to Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Glenbawn. Just one hour from Newcastle, this is a par 72 18-hole championship golf course with gorgeous views of surrounding vineyards and mountain ranges. Drop in and see why it’s fast becoming one of the top golfing destinations in Australia.
Holidays are all about relaxing. Doing what makes you feel good. Escaping the deadlines and the pressures of the everyday. What better excuse for a few leisurely rounds of golf?
Book your next holiday at a Reflections Holiday Park and spend some quality time at one of these top NSW golf courses.
All images supplied by Destination NSW.