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Why Golf Is The Perfect Sport To Take You Outdoors in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is known for its wine, above all else! But that’s not all the beautiful area has to offer. We may be biased, but we believe that golf is the perfect sport to take you outdoors in the Hunter Valley! Whatever your style, there’s something here to do.

From luxury hotel experiences to backpacking, beach life, and outdoor adventures to arts and culture, whatever you feel like on any given day is available to do. But golf is something special. It offers a more relaxing experience than adventure sports, a close-to-nature outing that’s a bit different from visiting a national park. Here are just a few of the reasons we think golf is the perfect activity for a day out. 


It’s a great way to experience nature 

The Hunter Valley is blessed with beauty, and there are multiple ways to experience that beauty. Golf is just one, but it’s a lovely way to experience the nature of the area up close. 

There’s no denying that golf courses are lovely. Smooth green fairways, dense trees, and often native flora and fauna too. 

Whether you’re walking the course or taking a cart, you’re surrounded by natural wonders. Even if the course is in the city, being out on the fairways feels like you’re a million miles away from the real world, out amongst the natural beauty that is the Hunter Valley. 

It’s easy but good exercise 

Golf may not look it, but it works a good many muscles. If you’re walking from hole to hole, you’re also getting some fantastic cardiovascular exercise! 

Just remember that if you’re going to be playing often, you should take some time to work on your form. Playing with poor form can lead to injury, so be careful. 

If you’re new to it and find that it’s exhausting, you can start by taking a golf cart from hole to hole instead of walking! 

It’s suitable for everyone 

There are 4 golf courses in the Hunter Valley, and they all have multiple tee points. So whether you’re a beginner, a mid-handicapper, or a pro using Scotty Cameron putters, there’s something to suit your level. 

Remember to wear a hat, layer on the sunscreen, and stay hydrated! 


Looking for a fun way to spend some outdoor time with the family? Golf is a great choice! Whether you’re all golfers or you want to teach the kids how to play, the golf course is a lovely spot to bond. 

Even just spending some time on the driving range rather than the full course could make for a fun parent-child bonding session. It’s also an opportunity to teach your kids the value of outdoor exercise, time spent in nature, respecting the course, and strategic thinking! 


If you’re looking for a lightly active, outdoorsy, fun but strategic activity to try as a couple, golf may not be on your list. But it’s an excellent idea for a couple who enjoys nature and exercise. 

Even if you’ve never played before, getting on the golf course together is a fun way to bond! Learn something new, have a bit of friendly competition, and get some exercise together while being surrounded by stunning nature. 

Bonus tip: Could you find a beautiful place for a proposal? 


Hitting the golf course is a great way to pass the time with a group of friends. A bit of friendly competition, some good-natured banter, and cheering each other on is a happy way to spend a few outdoorsy hours with the people whose company you enjoy most. You can hit the beach afterward for a full day of the outdoors! 


They say you shouldn’t mix business and pleasure, but the golf course is where that saying goes out the window. It’s a well-known fact that business is done on the golf course! And if you need to get out of the stuffy boardroom and talk business, inviting your colleagues or prospects for a morning on the golf course is a super idea. 

It’s also the ideal way to get away from work while still working! If you struggle to find time to get outdoors in the Hunter Valley because you work long hours, this could be the best way to still get your fill of nature and fresh air. 


Even if you want to get away from the crowds and take some alone time, golf is the perfect way to do that. When you’re on the course, it’s just you against the elements—you don’t need a partner to get an excellent round in! 

The nature of golf is also such that you aren’t surrounded by people. Go to the beach, and there are usually a lot of other people around. The golf course is the ideal spot for some solitude in nature. 

It pairs well with wine! 

Of course, the Hunter Valley is known for its wine, and what outdoor activity pairs better with wine than golf? While you probably shouldn’t partake in a bottle while you’re on the course, having a delicious meal at the clubhouse paired with a glass of Hunter Valley’s best is the perfect way to finish off the day. 


Even though there’s a huge range of exciting things to do in the area, we truly believe that golf is the perfect sport to take you outdoors in the Hunter Valley. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s just you or if you’re in a crowd. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner, a pro, or somewhere in between! 

Golf is accessible for everyone and you’d be hard-pressed to find an outdoor activity that’s a better combination of cardio, muscle-working, fun, and stunning scenery. 

If you’d like to enjoy a round of golf, great food, and of course, good wine, check out our favorite spots; Crowne Plaza Golf, Cypress Lakes, and The Vintage Golf

About the Author

Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer who loves sharing the sport with others. When he’s not on the course or mentoring young golfers, he’s researching and writing helpful articles for his website, Golf Influence


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