Muree Golf Club
Local Clubs - Raymond Terrace, NSW
Muree Golf Club located in Raymond Terrace offers its guests and members services and facilities including function rooms, weekly events, restaurant, golf course area and more.
Muree Golf Club is a scenic 18-hole golf course on the Eastern fringe of Raymond Terrace CBD at Port Stephens, bounded by the Pacific Motorway, Pioneer Park and the historic Pioneer Cemetery. The course is a hidden jewel, and was selected for the 2010 NSW Amateur Medal, as only the second course outside the Sydney Metropolitan area since 1974. It is home to many giant tallowoods, a dense native gum which was sought after by early settlers for heavy hardwood suited to maritime and industrial uses. Our many trees are home to a koala population, protected by the foresight of the club’s founders in 1940, when they proclaimed in our constitution that we should protect and nurture them as part of the club’s raison d’etre. We have done this as best we could, but encroaching development has made the task more difficult. Injured and sick koalas are often released here by professional carers, as a sanctuary situation is available to them here.
The vegetation is mature, with very little ‘impossible’ rough, and just a few water carries. Our course may be a little shorter than some, but it makes up for that in its subtle demand for accuracy.
As a tribute to the koalas and their dwindling numbers, we recently commissioned renowned Gloucester chainsaw artist Geoff Hitchcock to create our ‘Giant Koala’, fashioned from the remaining trunk of a blackbutt tree next to the (brand new August 2014) sixth green, which had become dangerous to players. You will note from what you see around our course and clubhouse that the koala has been the club’s emblem and mascot for more than 74 years at the time of writing.
We have a seven day Bistro and Restaurant, with pleasant views over the course and beyond for our patrons. Our auditorium is suited to weddings, parties or similar functions for up to 200 persons, with smaller functions also catered in dining facilities and/or al fresco. We operate gaming, racing and eftpos facilities, and our friendly staff are always keen to please.
Access to the course is via Kangaroo Street and Walker Crescent, and a little off the beaten track for our visitors. The GPS might come in handy. If you don’t have one, simply look for the communications tower on the highest hill (not the one next to Woolies in town) and weave your way towards it. Golfing and Social Memberships are very affordable, with direct debit and time payment facilities popular.