The term ‘hidden gem’ is over-applied in golf-course circles. However, it fits when the discussion turns to Newcastle Golf Club as even most Novocastrians would be hard-pressed to describe where it is.
With 33 layouts in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, Victoria leaves other states in its wake when it comes to world-class fairways. But what makes the Garden State so great for golf, far beyond its famed Sandbelt region?
If you could create the ultimate fantasy course for this year’s Presidents Cup by cherry picking the very best the state of Victoria has to offer, how would it look? We laid down the challenge to some of Australia’s elite players and course designers. Naturally, they didn’t disappoint.