Bonville Golf Resort has been voted Australia’s Favourite Golf Course for the past six years in a row. Its incredible treelined fairways frame 18 individual holes which create the feeling that each group has the golf course completely to themselves. The ongoing focus has been to incrementally improve the playability and aesthetics of the golf course as well as the customer service and overall guest experience. So, if you have not yet discovered this Northern NSW gem, here are five reasons to put Bonville on your list in 2023.
1. A REFINED EXPERIENCE
The Bonville experience is hard to match. As players make their way down the first fairway in their Club Car golf cart, they enjoy comfortable luxury seating, Visage GPS, USB chargers, split windscreen, golf bag raincovers and ball washers on the carts as well as an on-course mobile food and beverage service offering a selection of beverages, fresh sandwiches, home-made pies and sausage rolls, and a genuine smile! Comfortable beds await the weary golfer returning from a three-course a la carte dining experience in the Flooded Gums restaurant at night where diners overlook the floodlit 18th green. Featuring an extensive wine list to suit even the most developed palate, the team at the Flooded Gums is committed to excellence.
2. THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU WILL RUN INTO… NOT MANY OTHER PEOPLE!
Acutely aware of the high demand for its product, Bonville has always been conscious of its dedication to its main attraction: a wonderful experience. That means limiting play to maintain the high standard of the golf course. Each of the 18 holes may be private and secluded from the next, but now with limited social play on just Mondays and Tuesdays, the golf course is reserved for in-house golfers and members only.
3. COUNTRY COASTAL CHARM
There’s a certain change of pace in regional NSW. It’s natural to slow down a little at Bonville and the team of staff on hand make it easy to relax and unwind. It’s the country coastal charm that keeps people returning time and time again. Make sure you book a lesson with Bonville’s head teaching professional Daniel Dosen (affectionately known as the Golf Whisperer). With a unique ability to identify small changes that will correct or perfect your swing, you can even arrange an on-course playing lesson.
4. BONVILLE IS LIKE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
With its homely and charming clubhouse and a team of staff who have been part of the property for a long time, Bonville feels like a home away from home. There are groups who have returned to Bonville for 30 years in a row, a testament to the warm and friendly team who take care of them.
5. YOU CAN FLY DIRECT
Bonville is located just 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour Airport, which boasts direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and now even Canberra. Link airways began flights from the nation’s capital in September, so pack your bag and get ready to discover Australia’s most incredible golf experience.