January 21, 2014

Now golf might not be your usual family day out.  My father has been playing golf since he was a teenager. I remember him telling me that he tried to teach my mother how to play once when they were newly married and at the end of the 18th hole he was surprised they were still married. But after 30 years she gave it another shot and she loves it. Eight years later they now pick their holiday destinations on the golf courses near by.

If you want to live near by a stunning golf course then you’ve come to the right place. Covering a rolling 54 hectares with sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and surrounding farmlands, Lynwood Country Club has become a social hub for Vermont residents.

The 18-hole links-style golf course includes wetlands and natural rough, and offers a stunning driving range, practice green and short game range. The colonial-style clubhouse, with its comfortable verandah, provides a place to unwind and relax after a game.

“Many locals like a game of golf, and our clubhouse is very popular with them. We have almost 500 playing members and another 800 social members from throughout the Hills area,” says Brenden Ellam, Lynwood Country Club’s General Manager.

When Lynwood Country Club officially opened in 2010, the golf press described it as “undoubtedly amongst Sydney’s top flight layouts, with exceptional driving range and practice facilities”. It takes its name from Lynwood House, one of the first homes built in the Hawkesbury area, which sits on the highest point of the property.

The club’s history goes back to 1963, when the first Bungool Cup was played in Cattai at what was then the Hawkesbury Valley Country Club. Over the following decades, through flooding and financial troubles, the club moved to Mungerie Park and became known as the Kellyville Country Club in 1991.

Today, it welcomes members, guests and public players, and provides an elegant setting for private functions and weddings. For those who prefer dinner and drinks to teeing off, social membership is a very affordable $15 per year, and the Terrace Grill offers some of the Hawkesbury’s finest cuisine.

Need to improve your golf game?

The Norwest Golf Academy will provide professional golfing clinics for members and the general public at Lynwood Country Club.

With a professional golfing career spanning 23 years, most notably as the Head professional at Gold Coast Country Club, Director of Instruction Stuart McPhie will offer clinics for juniors, ladies and elite players, and one-on-one instruction. If you’re planning a Corporate Golf Day, Stuart will also be directly involved.

To find out more about lessons with the Norwest Golf Academy, contact the Club on 02 4580 2800 or email Stuart at stu@norwestgolf.com.au.


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