Beresfield Golf Course is up and running with a new golf club, Viney Creek Golf Club.
Operated by Avana Leisure under lease from Newcastle City Council, the Australian Golf Union-affiliated operation offers members full competition handicap rights across the country as well as a uniquely accessible and relaxed club environment.
“People seemed to think the course was closing down but nothing could be further from the truth,” club director Greg Snelling said. “We’re fully operational and looking to build on existing facilities to create something better for the community.”
Membership rates are the best in the valley, with three tiers available, starting at bronze ($149), silver ($249) and gold ($369).
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The club runs weekly Open competitions on Wednesday and Saturdays where members of any age and gender can play.
“Members pay a comp fee of $15 or $17 depending on when they are playing,” Greg said. “Social play prices start at $12.50 for twilight rates. Midweek you pay $20 for as many holes as you like.”
Located close to the M3 turn-off at Beresfield, the club is very accessible.
“Visitors will find a relaxed, casual and friendly environment at Viney Creek,” Greg said. “The club enjoys a good working relationship with Newcastle City Council and a new upgrade of all paths around the 11-hole layout will begin soon.”
As part of a drive to diversify operations, the club has introduced a range of new activities to open up facilities to new demographics.
“Not everyone plays golf, so we’ve introduced mini-golf and footgolf,” Greg said. “Footgolf is a variation on golf using a soccer ball and is proving very popular.
“We now have packages for kid’s parties and other group bookings.
“Kids can have a party, playing any combination of mini golf, footgolf or golf. They can run and have fun, it’s a fantastic space for that.
“Similarly, we offer the clubhouse and outdoor facilities for other events including fundraising, social group bookings, sport teams gatherings and corporate groups.”
For more information, ring 4966 4665 or visit www.beresfieldgolf.com.au/viney-creek-golf-club.