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Course Overview

Established in 1933, Merewether Golf Course is located in the heart of Newcastle and is favourite of many golfers across the region.

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Course Overview

Established in 1933, Merewether Golf Course is located in the heart of Newcastle and is favourite of many golfers across the region.

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Golf Program

Merewether Golf Club’s Golf program can be found by clicking here.

Please note that events in the program may shift and we recommend checking back in on a regular basis.

Golf Program

Golf Program

Merewether Golf Club’s Golf program can be found by clicking here.

Please note that events in the program may shift and we recommend checking back in on a regular basis.

Golf Program

Course Tour

Merewether Golf Course is set among eucalyptus tree-lined tight fairways with strategic bunkers and formidable water hazards. This challenging 18-hole layout has a wonderful variety of golf holes with excellent year-round conditioning.

Course Tour

Course Tour

Merewether Golf Course is set among eucalyptus tree-lined tight fairways with strategic bunkers and formidable water hazards. This challenging 18-hole layout has a wonderful variety of golf holes with excellent year-round conditioning.

Course Tour

Practice Facilities

Merewether Golf Club offer one of the best practice facilities in Newcastle. The practice area includes an area for the use of a range where you can use your own balls. In addition we have practice putting greens and a practice bunker which mirror the course playing conditions.

Please note that these facilities are only available to members and their guests, and to visitors who are playing the course.

Practice Facilities

Merewether Golf Club offer one of the best practice facilities in Newcastle. The practice area includes an area for the use of  a range where you can use your own balls. In addition we have practice putting greens which mirror the course playing conditions.

Please note that these facilities are only available to members and their guests, and to visitors who are playing the course.

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Local Rules

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf, as adopted by R&A Rules Ltd, and any Temporary Local Rules on the Noticeboard

Penalty for breach of local rule: Match play loss of hole, Stroke Play 2 strokes

Beyond the inside points, at ground level, of any line of white stakes with black tops or fence posts defining the boundary of the course.

2.1 Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes, lines or dots

2.2 Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red stakes, lines or dots

Note: these stakes are immovable obstructions

3.1 GUR is areas encircled by white paint, including dots or broken/unbroken lines

3.2 GUR is those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes and/or GUR signage (stakes defining GUR are Immovable Obstructions)

3.3 Except in a hazard, clearly defined wheel ruts made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle

Play is prohibited from a cultivated garden bed identified by white stakes with a green stripe. Note: All other planted areas are an integral part of the course from which the ball must be played or declared unplayable.

Artificially surfaced or formed roads and paths (including loose gravel) are immovable obstructions. All other roads, paths and tracks are an integral part of the course from which the ball must be played or declared unplayable. (Rule 28)

If a ball lies through the green and a sprinkler head lies within two club lengths of the putting green and within two club lengths of the ball  and it intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows: The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and(c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

If a tree or shrub, that is either staked and/or protected by a tree guard, interferes with the player’s stance or the area of their intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction). Note: the stakes are Immovable Obstructions.

If a ball strikes an elevated power line or cable on the course or poles supporting such lines or cables, the stroke must be cancelled and replayed without penalty. If the ball is not immediately recoverable another ball may be substituted. (Rule 20-5)

The specimen local rule is in effect. (Through the green, a ball that is embedded may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but no nearer the hole. Note that a ball is embedded when it is in its own pitch mark and part of the ball is below the level of the ground. This rule does not apply to sand.

For all play, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device (including an app on a mobile phone). If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect their play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

On a putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

When a player’s ball is at rest on (or has been lifted from) the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, partner, opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced. (Note: If the ball was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location with no penalty.)

Relief may be taken for a ball lodged in a bunker washaway (Rule 25-1b(ii)).

If the irrigator, its anchoring mechanism, or the metal guiding cable interfere with a player’s stance or intended area of swing, the provisions of Rule 24-2 (Immovable Obstructions) apply.

Line of Sight Interference occurs if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The Irrigator or its anchoring mechanism lie on a player’s line of intended play (so long as the intended line of play is reasonable)
  • The ball is not in a hazard
  • It is NOT clearly unreasonable to expected the Travelling Irrigator Unit to interfere with the movement of the player’s ball

If Line of Sight interference occurs, as defined above (or if the player’s ball lies within one club-length of Line of Sight Interference existing as defined, and where the other Line of Sight requirements are met), the player MAY take relief as follows:

  • Drop a ball within 2 club-lengths of the nearest spot on the course (which is not in a hazard or on a putting green) which is not nearer the hole than the ball’s original position, and where Line of Sight Interference as defined above, does not exist.

Note that the commonly-held belief that a ball hitting an Irrigator must be replayed without penalty is incorrect.

Trial Local Rule from 14/9/18,

The car parks are compulsory GUR. If your ball enters the car park from the 8th or the 18th, proceed under Rule 26-1 or as an additional option, drop in the nearest drop zone.

We are trialling a Local Rule on the 8th and the 18th that will stop people from having to hit shots over parked cars (and also, if your ball enter the car park it often rolls a long way). The MGC car parks have been declared GUR so that if a shot from the 18th or 8th enters the car park you can either drop in the drop zone (as per R&A Rules Appendix I – Local Rules; Conditions of the Competition: Part A: Local Rules 6. Dropping Zones) or take relief as per Rule 25-1. as long as you are not hitting over parked cars.

As provided in the Etiquette Section of the Rules of Golf, players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course  does not distract other players.

The use of an electronic device such as a mobile phone, hand-held computer, calculator, television or radio is not of itself a breach of Rule 14-3. For example, the following uses of an electronic device during a stipulated round are not a breach of the Rules:

  • Using the device for matters unrelated to golf (e.g. to call home);
  • Using the device to access information on advice-related matters that was produced prior to the start of the player’s round (e.g. an electronic yardage book, swing tips);
  • Using the device to access (but not interpret or process) playing information from previous rounds (e.g. driving distances, individual club yardages, etc.); or
  • Using the device to obtain information related to the competition being played (e.g. the leader board or projected ‘cut’).

However, the following are examples of uses of an electronic device during a stipulated round that might assist the player in his play and therefore are in breach of Rule 14-3:

  • Using the device (e.g. a television or radio) to watch or listen to a broadcast of the competition being played;
  • Using the device to ask for or give advice in breach of Rule 8-1 (e.g. calling a swing coach);
  • Using the device to access information on advice-related matters that was not produced prior to the start of his round (e.g. analysis of strokes made during that round); or
  • Using the device to interpret or process any playing information obtained from current or previous rounds (e.g. driving distances, individual club yardages, etc.) or to assist in calculating the effective distance between two points (i.e. distance after considering elevation changes, wind speed and/or direction or other environmental factors).

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