Muree Golf Club is a scenic 18-hole par 71 golf course located on the Eastern fringe of Raymond Terrace CBD at Port Stephens.
Foundered on 28th March 1940 after a donation by Eddie Armstrong of part of his orchid
It is home to many giant tallowoods, a dense native gum which was sought after by early settlers for heavy hardwood suited to maritime and industrial uses. Our many trees are home to a koala population, protected by the foresight of the club’s founders in 1940, when they proclaimed in our constitution that we should protect and nurture them as part of the club’s raison d’etre.
From these humble beggings it has grown into a hidden jewel, and was selected for the 2010 NSW Amateur Medal, as only the second course outside the Sydney Metropolitan area since 1974.
The vegetation is mature, with very little ‘impossible’ rough, and just a few water carries. Our course may be a little shorter than some at only 5,683mtrs, but it makes up for that in its subtle demand for accuracy.
As a tribute to the koalas and their dwindling numbers, we commissioned renowned Gloucester chainsaw artist Geoff Hitchcock to create our ‘Giant Koala’, fashioned from the remaining trunk of a blackbutt tree next to the sixth green, which had become dangerous to players. You will note from what you see around our course and clubhouse that the koala has been the club’s emblem and mascot.