Shortland Waters Golf Club is an 18 hole par 71 golf course located on 64 hectares with about 5000 trees. A vibrant wetland ecosystem surrounds the golfl course bursting with nature. It is home to about 80 species of bird life. Visitors are welcome.
In 1921 the Waratah Golf Club moved from Mayfield to it’s present site at Cockle Creek. Broken Hill Property (BHP) took over the vacated course to provide physical and social recreation for their staff. They moved the course to its current Vale Street Shortland location in 1935 where it became the Steelworks Golf Club.
When BHP closed steelmaking in Newcastle in 1999 the course and club were purchased by the membership, which was renamed to Shortland Waters Golf Club. Today Shortland Waters enjoys a reputation as one of Newcastle and the Hunter’s favourite courses.
The golf club is an iconic favourite on the golfing landscape. It is steep in history with a visionary future. The course is only 10 minutes from Newcastle’s CBD and just an hour and a half hours from Sydney.
The course offers a wonderful golfing experience for members and visitors. Ask the prof shop team about hire clubs and tee times. Social golfers are welcome everyday.