We spend a lot of time in Orange and my beloved husband Paul is often found on the local courses. So I thought I’d ask him to share what he’s learned.
If you’re planning a trip to Orange, with or without the kids, then here’s his scoop on playing golf during your stay.
Social Golf In Orange
By Paul Anderson
Social golf in the city of Orange is easy to arrange for non-members and visitors and is reasonably priced.
There are three 18 hole golf courses in Orange, each conveniently located no more than a 10 minute drive from the Visitors Information Centre.
I took advantage of some recent fair weather winter conditions to play all courses “socially”.
I am a high handicapper and found all the courses enjoyable.
I played on afternoons during the week, when the courses were quiet, and had no difficulty rocking up and getting straight on.
Please check the respective websites or call the friendly pro shops beforehand to double check social golf is available to suit your own schedule.
Prices vary slightly from course to course. The cost to play nine holes ranges from $22 to $30.
This is a beautiful course that can be a demanding. Mark Twain is attributed with the quote that golf is a good walk spoiled.
You can tour the course on their website and you will see it is a good walk with rewarding views and great golf holes.
It is hilly country, up and down, and as a “hit and hoper” I enjoyed the blind tee shots on holes 8 and 12.
This is a flat course in a pleasant, parkland setting. It’s a good choice for the beginner, and there are challenges for the experienced golfer.
You can view the course map on their website.
There are water hazards on the front nine and so you flirt with danger on holes such as the 8th.
The back nine has some narrower fairways and, as always, hitting straight is rewarded.
I found myself under trees frequently on this historic course, having strayed. You can typically recover and play out however.
The lush grass on the wide fairways offer good lies for those mid iron shots into the green (or through the back of it!). Good luck hitting the greens on holes like the 14th.
You can tour the course on their website, and check out the funny and all too accurate hole by hole description. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Orange Stay and Play Packages
94 Byng Street, Orange
Phone: 02 6362 5611
This very centrally located hotel has excellent stay and play packages, from 1-2 nights stay and 1- 3 rounds of golf. There’s also a swimming pool and sauna here plus a tennis court.
Call the hotel to check out these packages.
Stay at one of Orange’s 18 hole courses, Duntryleague. This 19th century mansion has 14 guest rooms and is very atmospheric.
Read more about the various Stay and Play packages here.
Or if you’re in a hurry, check latest cheap deals on the widget below.
Enjoy golfing in Orange!