Muree Golf Club is a scenic 18-hole golf course on the eastern fringe of Raymond Terrace near Port Stephens.
Described as a bit of a hidden gem, Muree is the perfect place for golfers whether beginner or expert.
Covered in giant Tallowood, a dense native gum, Muree is a koala habitat and a recognised sanctuary for the release of injured and sick bears from around the region.
So connected with the koala is Muree, the club’s emblem bears a likeness to it.
As a tribute to the native marsupial, the club commissioned renowned Gloucester chainsaw artist Geoff Hitchcock to create our ‘Giant Koala’ in an old tree trunk adjacent to the sixth green.
The golf course, while being a little shorter than some at 5935 metres and par 71, places a demand on accuracy over length. Fairways are tight, but for those straying off line, the rough isn’t impossible.
Generously bunkered, water is in play on five holes. The twin doglegs holes five and six in particular both require well placed tee shots. The 18th, although not long at 320 metres, requires a deft second shot to an elevated green.
Selected for the 2010 NSW Amateur Medal, Muree Golf Club is only the second course outside the Sydney Metropolitan area since 1974 to have hosted the prestigious title.
The Club’s Pro Shop is a full-service golf shop open seven days a week. Well stocked with a large range top quality equipment and clothing, Golf lessons, club fittings and repairs are all available in house.
The club house is a great place to unwind post round.
Boasting views to the west of the Brokenback Range, the famed Barrington Tops to the north, and the sandhills and ocean of the Stockton Bight to the east. the club is comfortable and well appointed.
Facilities include a bistro open seven days a week, as well as full bar gaming and TAB facilities.