The vineyards and the Brokenback mountain ranges in the distance provide a stunning backdrop for a memorable round of golf. The Hunter Valley Golf Course is an 18 hole, par-71 course and short by modern standards. It plays to 6,500 yards, with the longest hole being the 563 yard par-6 9th hole. There is a total of five par-3’s, nine par-4’s and four par-5’s on the course, with three of the par-5 holes coming in the final five holes.
There are three tee positions on each hole, so you can play the one that suits. Despite not being particularly long Hunter Valley Golf Course is challenging due to the variety of holes. The round begins with a short par-4 but you must play a tee shot over water and the water runs all the way along the right side of the fairway, to the green. There are also two bunkers protecting the front of the green which must be avoided.
The first par-3 hole at Hunter Valley Golf Course is the 3rd hole and this offers a good chance for a birdie. The only hazards are two bunkers which are located to the front right of the green and the putting surface is mostly flat. Getting your ball on the green from the tee is key on this hole as you will not find a better chance to make birdie on the course.
As highlighted above, the 9th hole is the longest hole on the course and it is also the first par-5 at Hunter Valley Golf Course. Water runs across the middle of the fairway so you will need to layup ahead of that while avoiding the fairway bunkers. The green is situated on the left, behind a row of trees and the big, undulating putting surface is a real test.
The Hunter Valley Golf Course is kept in top condition throughout the year and you can stay onsite thanks to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. This resort has over 300 rooms, including deluxe rooms, suites and villas plus a choice of restaurant and a spa. If you would like to stay in this lovey region of Australia, you can book to stay at the resort and play a round of golf at Hunter Valley Golf Course.