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The Vintage Golf Club
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Rothbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Vintage Golf Club features an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course which has been ranked among the best in Australia. The 18-hole course measures 6,310 metres with a par of 71 and is the only Greg Norman designed public access golf course in the Hunter Valley and NSW.The fully serviced driving range is open seven days a week. Practice putting green is located near the Golf Shop and the practice chipping holes are located near the driving range. Leading brand golf clubs are available for hire. Golf Lessons including ladies and children's are also available at The Vintage.We have specially tailored packages for everyone whether you are teeing off for the day or after a golf getaway or corporate occasion.
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stay at The Vintage Estate 3-4 months a year, housesitting and although we are not golfers or Club Members we have enjoyed meals in the dining room.

Saturday Yum Cha started this week so we thought we would give it a try. Beautiful views to the golf course and beyond and a comfortable dining room made it a pleasurable lunch indeed.

The menu offers 8 fried and 8 steamed dumpling options then 6 larger dishes including Steamed Asian Greens. We enjoyed 4 steamed plates (ordered from the menu rather than chosen from a trolley) including Prawn Gow Gee and Steamed Pork Buns, rated very good by my partner who lived in China 3 years or so.

We followed up with Roast Duck with Plum Sauce and Salt and Pepper Squid with chilli salt. Duck was flavoursome but not boneless so a nuisance to eat so we would not choose this dish again. The squid was tasty and finished the meal nicely.

We decided not to enjoy wine as we were driving but the list was recently highly accoladed. However, it was disappointing there were no fabulous Hunter Valley wines represented.

Thank marilynp124
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The golf club and the golf course are really nice. It has some very challenging holes with long rough and water in play constantly so you need your A game (which I didn't have). The greens had recently been cored so they weren't in the best of condition but I couldn't complain about anything else for the price.

Thank CarlEdinburgh
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice course, they are working to making it better, not too crowded, medium challenge with many pretty holes.

Great bird watching and lots of rabbits & kangaroos too.

Thank Vikram S
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a tee-time for two around midday and paid $114 per player as we were staying at the Chateau Elan.

Unfortunately we were confronted by a group of about 12 to 14 golfers on the 10th tee (our first) which meant we ended up teeing off about 20 minutes later than planned. Not ideal but not disastrous.

By the time we got to the 10th green after what seemed like an eternity we were then confronted with putting surfaces that were truly awful. The greens had been hollow cored about two weeks previously and were still bumpy and covered in sand. Not only that but all bunkers between 10 and 16 were out of play due to being renovated.

Now again I would normally have put this down to necessary course maintenance and bad timing on our part if a) we had been told about the conditions beforehand and b) the green fee had been reduced accordingly - neither of which occurred.

But wait, there is more.

The buggy we were given started to show the battery light on our fourth or fifth hole and it wouldn't start on one of the tees and thought we would have to walk back in or contact the pro shop. Eventually after two and a half hours we reached the clubhouse after playing nine holes (!) and decided life was too short to continue even though this was the first day of daylight saving.

We then asked if we could be refunded for the last nine holes and was given back $43 or so on the basis that the nine hole rate is $70 or so.

All in all we felt ripped off and do not intend to return to play at this venue as they appear to let anyone play a pretty difficult golf course with no course marshall monitoring the pace of play on the course, and do not have a pricing policy that reflects the condition of the course.

Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We tee'd off at 1pm on a Saturday and everyone at the club house were great. When we got to the 10th hole we caught up to a group of 6 ppl playing. We didnt want to be rude so we went back to the club house for a mid game drink and food.

We returned to the couse at 3:30pm and there was very few people on the course. When we were on the 14th, we noticed that a green electric cart (hire carts are all white) with 2 kids came onto the course from a between 2 adjoining properties and started playing behind us. When on the green we noticed a ball on the fairway, we were surprised to see this as we curteous players, we always let players behind us play though.
In this case, the father with his 2 young kids (below 10 in age) yelled out to us from 100M away, "what are you looking at".

I had an international guest with us in our group and he commented that it was extremely rude for someone to talk like this on the course.

So we yelled back, "nothing, we're just looking at the ball" (the ball was 15M away from the green). To which some more words were yelled out and possibly profanities. At this stage i got fired up and asked them what they were doing on the course. We had a yelling session for 2-3 minutes and we drove away onto the next hole.

The father shouldn't have been saying such things to others, let alone on a golf course and never in front of his 2 kids.

We reported this to the guys at the pro shop, they were extremely apolagetic and posited that it could have been people who were attending a wedding nearby. I saw the wedding guest, they were all very well behaved and dressed well. This guy to me looked like he was a resident, in his private cart and casual attire.

Thank James T
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