Aberdeen Golf Club is set within Jefferson Park on the banks of Hunter River.
The nine-hole par 70 course is a fairly easy challenge with predominantly flat fairways.
The length of some holes are quite short, and the smaller than average greens are a real test. Accurate approach shots are required to the long and narrow putting surfaces.
Aberdeen’s signature hole is probably the par five 6th, a dog left left adjacent to the River. At 430 metres it is on the short side. The green is well guarded, however, by a set of bunkers left and right which often trap those tempted to go for it in two.
Although most of the holes do go pretty well straight up and back at Aberdeen, hazards and boundary fences line every fairway down the right. Slicers need to take care.
Aberdeen Golf club welcomes visitors and claims to be one of the “friendliest clubs” in the Hunter Valley District. Being so centrally located, players can enjoy a cold one in the town’s recreation club after their round.
Finally, with no requirement to book a tee time, just turn up on any of the days the course is open. Hang around and there’s a chance you’ll meet a friendly member who’ll gladly show you around.