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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
Women’s November 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
Golf Program
Women’s November 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

Local Rules have been updated in line with changes to the Rules of Golf 1/1/19. Local Rules are 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

  1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18)

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.

  1. Penalty  Areas (Rule 17)

Defined by red stakes, lines or dots.
Note: these stakes are immovable obstructions

  1. Ground Under Repair (GUR) (Rule 16)

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 Penalty Area, clearly defined wheel ruts made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle

  1. Ground Under Repair (Staked Gardens) (Rule 16)

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.

  1. Roads and Paths (Rule 16)

Artificially surfaced or formed roads and paths (including loose gravel) are immovable obstructions. All other roads, paths and tracks are an integral objects from which the ball must be played or declared unplayable. (Rule 19)

  1. Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Green e.g. sprinkler heads (Rule 16)

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 may 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 penalty area or on a putting green.
(Exception: there is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable)

  1. Staked Trees and Shrubs are no play zones.

The young trees identified by stakes or tree guards are no play zones:
If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.

Note: the stakes are Immovable Obstructions.

  1. Power Lines and Poles (Rule 14.6)

If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line during the play of holes 2, 3, 8, 11, 12, 14, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do).  If the ball is not immediately recoverable another ball may be substituted.

  1. Aeration holes (after greens have been cored or scarified).

If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole on the putting green, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1. But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play.

  1.  Washaways in bunkers

Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand are ground under repair.

  1. Above Ground Travelling Irrigators

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 16.1 (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 Penalty Area
  • 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 penalty area 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 exists.

  1.  Car Parks

The car parks are compulsory GUR. If your ball enters the car park from the 8th or the 18th, proceed under Rule 16.1b, or as an additional option, drop in the nearest dropping zone. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3

  1. Integral Objects:

a)       All dirt tracks, pathways and roads that are not artificially surfaced
b)      All wood chipped and mulched areas
c)      All gardens unless defined with green and white stakes
d)      Artificial retaining areas, and pilings when located within penalty areas.

General Penalty for breach of Local Rule: Match play loss of hole, Stroke Play 2 strokes

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