Tallwoods Country Club was developed in 1999 as part of a substantial residential housing development funded by James Fairfax.
The property is located in heavily treed undulating land near Forster in NSW's central coast
The golf course was designed by Dr Michael Hurdzan from Hurdzan & Fry- a well respected American firm.
It is an interesting course boasting a variety of holes with big elevation changes, combined with lower lying holes with water in play.
Initially the course was immaculately presented, but over the years the project has faltered.
Like so many other golf course/housing developments around the world, when the initial developer makes his money and on sells, the golf course does not have enough income to cover it's expenses and gradually falls into disrepair.
At Tallwoods the course has had 7 owners in just over 20 years.
The current owners took over in 2018 are making a real effort, adding accommodation and a chapel.
Let's hope things take off again.
The bones of the course are good, but unfortunately the maintenance levels are nowhere near good enough for members, let alone visitors
Notable holes include:
- hole 4, a short par with a lovely green setting
- hole 6, a mid length par 3 over a valley from an elevated tee to a raised green
- hole 8, a short par protected by water and sand
- hole 11, an attractive par 3 over water
- hole 16, a mid length par 3 over a valley from an elevated tee
- hole 17, a short severely downhill par 4 tightly framed with gum trees
Tallwoods is a lovely course in a nice setting.
Once the conditioning improves it will no doubt be popular again with Travelling Golfers, and combined with Forster Tuncurry and Belmont would form a pretty decent golf destination.
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