ADVERTISING FEATURE: AEH Retirement Living in Sugar Valley offers a pristine golfing experience for both the young and old

ABOVE PAR: Sugar Valley Golf Club has been in continuous operation for over 50 years and is suitable for beginners and experienced golfers alike. In May 1936, the Macquarie Golf Club was foundedon Notley’s Paddock, the site of the now Sugar Valley Golf Club.

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GOING GREEN: Sugar Valley Golf Club boasts pristine courses that offer great fun for everyone from beginners to the more experienced golfer.

Macquarie was the first golf club foundedwithin the Lake Macquarie local government area with 35members and a nine-hole course.

Fast forward 80 years and the Sugar Valley Golf Club, set in the picturesque valley of Mount Sugarloaf,has undergone an extraordinary transformation under the careful management of course superintendent Dave Johnson.

Gone are the goat tracks, and in their place is a redesigned, boutique, easy walking course, perfect for those looking for a quicker round or who find it difficult to manage larger courses.

Eighteen holes spread over 3100 metres –that’s only three to four hours at even a leisurely pace.

Other courses in the area range from5000m to 6000m.

The result is a family-friendly environment perfect for children and seniors alike.

The layout is great for beginners, due to its size, but at the same time, also a testing short-game challenge for experienced golfers.

Nine dedicated holes with alternate tees deliver a surprisingly diverse front and back nine surrounded by an abundancy of wildlife that call the course and creek that circles it home.

The greens and surrounds have never been in better condition thanks to Dave and his team of volunteers.

Carts are available for hire and barbecue facilities and golf clubs are available for use free of charge.

The course is currently running its autumn super special – an unbeatable $10 social round for unlimited holes and $5 for children under 18.

And as always the 19th hole awaits at the nearby West Wallsend Workers Club for those looking for a relaxing end to their game.

You can play socially or competition. The ladies run their’son Thursday mornings. The men’s comp is on Saturday morning.

Located at Boundary Street, West Wallsend, Sugar Valley offers the beauty of a laid-back, country atmosphere with the convenience of being only 30 minutes from the Newcastle CBD and fiveminutes from the M1 and Hunter Expressway.

For further information or inquiries, check the Facebook page (facebook苏州美甲学校/sugarvalleygolf) or call 4953 2891.