OUR COURSE

A hidden gem in the beautiful Hunter Valley region. Our Par 64, 9 hole course with alternate tees is a great test for all levels of golfers. Come & explore what we have to offer & we hope to see you for a round soon!

1st & 10th

Par 3 | Index 16 & 17 | 116m & 127m

1st | A short par 3 to ease your way into the round. Large gum trees loom left & right which swallow up any miss-struck tee shots. A high & soft landing wedge or short iron into a narrow green can set you up for an early birdie chance.

10th | Another shortish par 3 similar to the opening hole, however, more club is required this time around. A well struck shot can set up a hassle free par or even a 2. 

Always better to be short than long to keep the chance of an up & down alive. 

Pictured | The front half of the 10th looking down the channel to the first green. 

2nd & 11th

Par 4 | Index 9 & 12 | 250m

2nd & 11th | A driveable par 4 to tempt players on both 9s. Out of bounds skirts the entire left side & behind the hole which is complimented with a narrow creek feeding out of a dam which creeps in from the left at the 190m mark from the tee box. 

Safe play is to take a mid iron off the tee leaving a full wedge into the green. Be careful not to push your tee ball too far left or right off the fairway as trees can block your second into the putting surface. 

Aggressive play is to pull a driver or fairway metal from the bag & take the green on. Best line is to work the ball off the front right sand trap which should result in either a putt for eagle or a comfortable short chip to set up a birdie chance. 

Paterson's own Bermuda Triangle sits in the right rough of the main landing fairway landing area where many-a-ball has simply vanished into the heavy rough.  

Momentum on either 9 can be built here or trouble created if you fail to get the ball into a decent position. Great hole to grab a birdie before heading into a tough stretch of holes. 

Pictured | The left hand fairway channel looking towards the green. 

3rd & 12th 

Par 4 | Index 1 & 3 | 345m

The most challenging hole on the course; par is a great result! 

Out of bounds again lines the entire left side of the hole with The Alley sitting down the right hand side of the fairway littered with trees & hard-pan dirt. 

Smart play is to get the ball inside the 150m marker on the left centre of the short grass to minimise the impact of the overhanging tree sitting just outside the 100m marker. 

Aggressive play is again pull the big stick & stripe one up around the 100m to leave a full wedge into the two tiered elevated green. 

Place value on your most consistent club & find the fairway. Missing the approach into the green long often leaves a difficult downhill chip which can scoot through the green. 

Pictured | Above the green looking back the fairway. 

4th / 13th 

Par 4 | Index 5 & 6 | 309m & 316m

Another difficult hole on the back of the toughest hole on the course. A right to left dog leg with the fairway sloping left to right towards the tree lined rough. 

A red pegged penalty area is meshed in along the heavily treed gums with only the luckiest misplaced tee shots playable. 

Safe play is to place a long iron inside the 150m markers setting up a mid iron into a difficult green. It's critical to be putting on this green as short chip shots can be challenging to hold particularly if the surrounds are wet. Your approach shot needs to either land softly to stop on this green or placed short to release onto the putting surface. 

Aggressive play is to pull your driver & take the tiger line with the ball shaping back into the fairway leaving a lofted wedge into the green. 

Again, accuracy is critical to give yourself a chance of walking away without a blemish on your scorecard. Do not stray too far right off the tee as the fairway will push your ball hard right with the slope. Putting up hill on this green is an advantage as it's very slippery. 

Pictured | Looking back towards the tee from the right side of the fairway. 

5th / 14th

Par 3 | Index 18 & 15 | 129m & 146m

Our signature hole. 

On paper a simple par 3 which holds our highest index, however, failure to hit the green can result in a disappointing result. 

An elevated tee box with a short club in hand partnered with picturesque view may lead players into a false sense of security. A gum sits halfway down right of centre forcing the tee shot to be struck high. 

A relatively flat green with minimal ridges gives players a good chance to snag a birdie. 

Long or left leaves a bogey at best without a miracle shot. 

Throw the ball high in the air with spin to hold this green. Balls pitching on the back edge can trampoline bounce into heavy rough beyond.

Pictured | Below the elevated tee box looking down towards the green. 

6th / 15th 

Par 4 | Index 8 & 11 | 241m & 235m

Another short par 4 but with plenty of teeth. A sharp dog leg shaping right to left with more tree trouble both left & right of the fairway; not to mention a water hazard short right of the green. 

Safe play is to take a long iron off the tee to the landing area which leaves a wedge into a tricky dome shaped green with the edges sharply falling away on all sides. The front ridge of the green is the perfect spot to land your pitch for the ball to release softly towards the hole. 

Aggressive play is to work the ball over the trees taking the tiger line which significantly shortens the hole for a chance at birdie or even an eagle. 

Easily one of the most difficult greens with a natural dome shape only accepting perfectly placed shots. 

Critical to hold the green & be strategic with your putter to avoid the dreaded 3-putt. 

Pictured | The fairway landing area looking towards the green. 

7th / 16th 

Par 3 | Index 10 & 7 | 116m & 157m

7th | A short par 3 into a gradual rise with an elevated two tiered green. Extra club off the tee is needed as the slope towards the putting surface can be deceptive. The front edge of the green often will not release the ball leaving a tricky chip to scramble for a par. 

16th | Our longest par 3 greets players heading into the final 3 holes. Again extra club is required to ensure you fly the ball to the green. The tree line narrows the target significantly more than the front 9. 

Our top dam sits on the right for any shots well off target but shouldn't pose too much of a threat, however, should be respected.  

Long tee shots can leave a tough chip particularly with the ridge through the green. 

Pictured | Looking towards the tee boxes from the putting surface. 

8th / 17th 

Par 4 | Index 4 & 2 | 312m

A classic mid-range par 4 shaping left to right. Must be respected with a water hazard & more tree to interfere with poor shots. 

Safe play is to pull a long iron & aim down the left centre channel to open up an approach to the green. Avoid the right side at all costs as the tree line creeps in blocking any chance of landing on the green in regulation. 

Aggressive play is to take the big stick over the water for those who can carry the ball 250m plus on the fly which should leave a short chip into the green or even putting for eagle! 

Subtle undulations sit across the green resulting in close examination prior to putting. The green often rolls a fraction faster than the other greens which should be accounted for to avoid a 3-putt. 

Be wary of the water when selecting a club off the tee. Particularly during the dryer months the ball can run from well back in the fairway into the hazard. During the wetter months the ball with generally not release resulting in more club off the tee.  

Pictured | The top of the fairway looking towards the dam. 

9th / 18th 

Par 3 | Index 13 & 14 | 142m

Mid-distance par 3 to make the turn & to finish off the round. A large putting surface gives players a chance to hit a green in regulation & make a putt. 

A gallery of large gums sit down the left channel which abuse any leaking shots off the tee & leave a difficult up & down particularly when the pin is tucked in the left hand corner of the green. 

Room around the green to miss & have a chance at walking away with a par, however, long can be problematic. 

Aim for the largest section of the green on the right hand side to give yourself the best chance of walking away with par particularly when the pin is tucked away in the top corner. 

Pictured | Looking across the green towards the south.