GOLF CLUB INFORMATION
Pacific Dunes is located on the beautiful east coast of New South Wales, just five minutes from the water yet situated in a striking natural forest and wetland setting. With immaculate greens, serene lakes and natural walking trails all under the blanket of the sky undisturbed by city lights, Pacific Dunes is the idea location for all events and functions including corporate events, wedding functions, anniversary dates or holiday trips. Catering for 20-140 private guests, there is a selection of ideal venues for every sized event. Our $3million Golf & Country Club is one of the region’s most beautiful venues, overlooking our immaculate championship golf course maintained by a fulltime team of agronomists. With serene lakes, fragrant forestry and stretching horizons, enjoy the ideal backdrop to your big day.
PLANET GOLF REVIEW:
Two hours north of Sydney, the unfortunately named Pacific Dunes Golf Club was designed by local architect James Wilcher and opened for play in 2005, well after Tom Doak’s world famous namesake in Oregon was created.
The Australian Pacific Dunes is far less impressive than the ‘real’ version at Bandon, with a nice enough woodland setting coupled with a handful of moderately interesting holes and superior turf conditions failing to elevate this beyond standard modern residential golf fare. The use of a wetland on the back nine and a few areas of elevation late in the round are the highlights of a course that is mostly flat and lacking in both strategic and artistic merit.
The nearby Nelson Bay/Port Stephens area is a nice destination, and makes this golf course worth visiting for those holidaying with their clubs and eager for a game. It’s unlikely that many players will travel far for golf alone, which is a shame and was surely the aim when the project was conceived.