Stonebridge Golf Course
Hunter Valley, NSW | User Rating: (2.5) | Add A Review
Stonebridge Golf Course is the Hunter Valley’s newest 18 hole championship course. Designed by local golfing master, Jack Newton, this 18-hole Par-72, 6,127m layout offers unique challenges to all golfing enthusiasts. In particular the course’s signature 18th hole will feature a memorable par three playing over a tranquil lake, as well as the stone bridge directing golfers over the water and onto a picturesque green. Perfection to a tee.
Stonebridge Clubhouse will offer members and guests a range of excellent facilities including a clubhouse with a fully stocked Golf Shop, a cafe and a bar overlooking the 18th green and tranquil lake for you to enjoy a beverage after your round.
The combination of a great course design set within a backdrop of the Hunter Valley wine region will make this an appealing destination for locals and travellers alike.
Stonebridge’s exciting expansion are just as interesting as it’s history…
In the 1820s, European settlers began to occupy the Hunter region with a large majority of landowners being Scottish. In 1826, John & David Campbell were granted 2560 acres (the maximum at the time) on Great Northern Road and at the crossing point over Black Creek. They quickly built a cottage (valued at £30) and named their new estate Cessnock, after their family’s seat of power, Cessnock Castle. The convenient location was used as a temporary camp for travellers, often resembling a small village, and in 1853, was divided into allotments and auctioned. By 1901 the population stood at 165, until in 1926, this figure exploded to 12,000 with the discovery of first grade coal.
The Cessnock Golf Club was established in 1927 and developed as a 12 hole golf course by 1946. Three years later, the golf course added the last 6 holes and built a simple club house. Over the next 30 years, the club house underwent several modifications until sadly, in mid-1990, it was completely demolished.
The nearby building, which contained squash courts, was then converted into The Oaks Golf club house. This same site with stylish renovations will be home to Stonebridge Golf club house during the development phase of the Residential Living precinct after which the Club will proudly unveil a brand new club house adjoining the 18th golf hole.
Stonebridge Golf represents the latest incarnations of the course and will continue to be the main public golf course in the Cessnock area.